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Service stations are open.


Hickstead services

Location:

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

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

RH17 5NZ

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.



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

Facilities

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Jobs Lane
Hickstead
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 Chef. 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. It 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.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Bolney (northbound, 3 miles)
Handcross (southbound, 6 miles)
Pease Pottage (9 miles)
Services on the A23 Pyecombe (5 miles)