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Hogs Back services

Location:

A31 eastbound between Guildford and Farnham

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

GU10 1EU

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction (no turning allowed)



Hogs Back's impressive hotel is accessible to A31 traffic in both directions, but eastbound isn't signed as it requires a long detour.

Facilities[edit]

Main Amenities: Meeting Room Motel: The Hogs Back Hotel and Spawebsite Forecourt: Esso, Spar, Greggs, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue Containers

Contact Details[edit]

Address:
Hogs Back
Seale
Farnham
Hampshire
GU10 1EU


Trivia and History[edit]

Hogs Back Hotel.
The Hogs Back Hotel.

The Hogs Back is a narrow elongated ridge which runs between Farnham and Guildford. It has given its name to the A31 between the two and to the hotel here, and now this service area has borrowed that name.

The services consist of a hotel and petrol station on the old alignment A31, which also takes in a couple of houses and a bus stop. Both premises have been there a long time; the hotel started as Poylehill House and became the Hogs Back Hotel in 1935.

Behind the petrol station were two properties, Doone House and Ridgeway, which were later demolished. There was a Happy Eater which became a Little Chef in 1996. This closed in 2004 and was demolished to make room for an expanded forecourt.

On the other side of the road, among the houses, was the Farnham branch of Little ChefHistory. This was a transport cafe which became a Little Chef in the 1960s and closed in 1993 when the new road opened. It was later demolished.

The forecourt was taken over by Euro Garages in 2015 and formerly included On the Run and Costa. The hotel was formerly branded as a Ramada Jarvis Hotel.

Alternatives[edit]

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Ripley (A3 north, 13 miles) Services on the A31 Farnham (eastbound, 3 miles)
Rownhams (M27 west, 50 miles)