A pair of filling stations near the Hindhead tunnel. The northbound side is much larger and includes a coffee shop and abandoned motel.
COVID-19 update: Most service stations are open with fewer facilities. General advice here.
Catering: Starbucks (northbound only) Charging Points: GeniePoint (northbound only), Shell Recharge (southbound only) Forecourt: Shell, Little Waitrose & Partners, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue
Liphook Service Station
- 🗺 Grid reference: SU828322
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Trivia and History
This section of the A3 opened in 1992, and it was always going to be a target for Forte because they operated a Happy Eater on the old road in Rake. This reported a significant drop in trade as soon as the new road opened, and Forte expressed their intention to close it; it was gone by 1994.
Back 1989 Forte had registered a plan to build a pair of Little Chefs as part of a full service station here at Liphook. The northbound restaurant opened a few years later accompanied by a Travelodge, but there was a battle to build a southbound side which was given up in 2001.
The Little Chef closed in August 2012 and the Travelodge closed in August 2013 to become Metro Inns. 23.5 Degrees then took over the restaurant and re-opened it as a Starbucks. Metro Inns closed in July 2017 after falling into rent arrears with the local council. The hotel is now up for sale.
Both filling stations underwent refurbishment in early 2018.
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