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Hickstead services


A23 between Crawley and Brighton
(also accessible to traffic on the A2300)

Signposted from the road.


RH17 5NZ

(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.

The A23 has a number of small services, but this is probably the largest offer on the road.


COVID-19 update: Most service stations are open with fewer facilities. General advice here.
Catering: Burger King, Starbucks Hotel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Shell, Little Waitrose & Partners, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles. No overnight parking is available.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Jobs Lane
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 5NZ

Trivia and History

Little Chef Hickstead.
The Little Chef in 2009.

The Hickstead junction on the A23 used to offer easy access to The Castle Hotel and a 1920s garage, which in the 1970s became a full petrol station accompanied by a branch of Little ChefHistory. There was a plan to add a hotel here but it didn't happen.

In 1993 that garage and Little Chef had to be demolished to make way for the upgraded A23. In response, Forte built a new, much larger service area in the opposite corner of the new junction. The restaurant had a coffee shop which became a Burger King. The Little Chef closed in 2017 as part of Euro Garages' shutdown of the brand.

The petrol station is sometimes known as Ricebridge. As is common for most Forte-developed services, it is branded Shell.

While Forte were planning this service area, BP proposed their own larger development at the next junction up, Bolney. That plan was refused in favour of this one.

In January 2021, Shell submitted plans to install 4 Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging bays on the forecourt. A decision is expected to be made in Spring 2021.


Bolney (northbound, 3 miles)
Handcross (southbound, 6 miles)
Pease Pottage (9 miles)
Services on the A23Pyecombe (5 miles)