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Mangrove services


A45 between Coventry and the M45
(also accessible to traffic on the A4071 and the B4453)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

CV23 9LG

(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.

The Mangrove service area is next to the westbound side of the A45, but accessible in the other direction using a flyover. The flyover route is not suitable for HGVs, despite HGV parking spaces being available if you could get there.

It is often nicknamed 'Blue Boar'.


Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Texaco, Shop, Costa Express, AdBlue4You Containers, Roberto's Hand Car Wash

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which all vehicles must pay £8 for up to 24 hours or £10 for overnight parking.

Prices can be paid in the forecourt.

Contact Details

Mangrove Service Station
London Road
CV23 9LG

Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and History

Little Chef.
The Little Chef restaurant.

The petrol station opened in the late 1950s, next to Blue Boar Farm. The Blue Boar name relates to a local legend that one was spotted in the pond at the back, and the operator decided to take on that name.

Despite the exit still being known as the Blue Boar turn, the service area has been officially called 'Mangrove service station' for some time. Some sources say 'Dunchurch services'.

The Dunchurch branch of Little Chef opened next to the petrol station in 1988. It closed in 22 August 2012, becoming the McDonald's.


Stonebridge (8 miles) Services on the A45 Watford Gap (M1 south, 10 miles)