Very small services on the A419, located just half a mile from the M5 motorway.
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Trivia and Details
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 service area in the whole map.
This site is commonly known as Oldbury, even if Little Chef called it Stonehouse. It shouldn't be confused with another former Little Chef and Travelodge in the larger town of Oldbury, in the West Midlands. Confusingly, that one is also incorrectly shown on some maps.
The Little Chef reopened, but closed again on 26 September 2012. On 16 August 2013, a new Euro Garages-operated Starbucks opened here. The Subway was later added.