A new site reopened by Euro Garages, with a completely different take on the former Little Chef which previously occupied the site.
Catering: Burger King Drive Thru (northbound only), Greggs, Starbucks, Subway, Starbucks on the Go Shops: Spar Main Amenities: Jackpot Lounge, Showers Hotel: Raglan Lodge (eastbound only) Forecourt: Esso, AdBlue4You
First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £8 for 2-24 hours and HGVs must pay £14.99 or £19.99 to include a meal voucher for 2-24 hours.
Prices can be paid in the Spar shop, with instructions in each car park.
Granada Hospitality Ltd
Monmouth Service Area
Trivia and History
The service area was built by Lowthers for Granada in 1966. It was one of their first attempts to taste the market away from the motorway network. Their rivals Trusthouse Forte were building similar sites, and would soon take on one just up the road at Ross Spur.
There were originally a pair of lay-bys provided where the service area now is; the lay-bys weren't removed until 2003.
The forecourt was run by Fina, later Total. It was generally known as Raglan service station, but the restaurants would be advertised as Monmouth.
After Granada left the industry, the Little Chef it left behind became responsible for the whole facility, including the petrol station. As a result, investment was limited. The building started to look dilapidated, especially after the Burger King closed, leaving bare spaces on the signage.
The Little Chef and Total filling station closed here on 24 September 2012, leaving only the Travelodge on the eastbound side. In summer 2013, that Travelodge closed, meaning that as of summer 2013, Monmouth services were left completely derelict.
In September 2013, Euro Garages took over the services. They held on to it until April 2015, when they demolished the old buildings and replaced them with a new building housing a Starbucks, Subway and Greggs, looking very similar to Rivington.
The eastbound services opened on 16 March 2016 and the south-westbound building opened on 21 May 2016. The former Travelodge reopened in August 2017, having undergone refurbishment and with new 'Raglan Lodge' branding.
A ‘Players Lounge’ games arcade initially opened within both amenity buildings however during early 2017, the westbound side lost its gambling licence and was temporarily closed. Both sides have now been re-branded as 'Jackpot Lounge'.
|Symonds Yat (9 miles)||Services on the A40||
road becomes A449|
Cardiff Gate (M4 west, 32 miles)
Magor (M4 east, 24 miles)
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