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Oldbury services


A419 near M5 J13

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

GL10 3SQ

(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.

Very small services on the A419, located just half a mile from the M5 motorway.


Catering: Starbucks, Subway Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Shell, Shell Shop, Costa Express, Autogas LPG, Car Wash

Contact Details[edit]

Chipmans Platt
GL10 3SQ

Trivia and History[edit]

Little Chef Oldbury.
The current tenants of the former Little Chef Oldbury building: Starbucks and Subway.

The service area is often referred to as 'Stonehouse' or 'Fromeside' services. Throughout most of the 2000s, several popular road maps marked the services as a non-primary A-road service area named 'Oldbury', despite not listing any other facilities like this.

This may have been a deliberate exception to identify anyone copying their work. Even so, it raised the profile of what is otherwise an unremarkable service area: Oldbury was often used as an example in the map key, as it was usually the only non-primary a-road service area in the whole map.

Little Chef provided the restaurant here, with a Burger King opening up inside it. These closed and left a petrol station and a hotel.

The Little Chef reopened, but closed again on 26 September 2012. On 16 August 2013, a new Euro Garages-operated Starbucks opened here.