Orme View services
An old service station nestled in the foot of the mountains around Conwy.
Orme View Filling Station
Trivia and History
The service station at Penmaenmawr started out as a garage on the old Conway Road. In 1965 this gained a property on the seafront called Rosecroft, which later became Orme View Bungalow.
Around the same time, the Penmaenmawr branch of Little Chef opened here, making it one of the country's oldest. It was a simple, short building which managed to trade until 2007, when it closed. It had stone-effect cladding and red and white stripes above the windows.
In 1989 the A55 was upgraded to become a dual carriageway (the North Wales Expressway), significantly changing the view here. A long bus bay was built outside the services which was removed in 2016.
In 2014 the former building received a significant extension (with more locally-appropriate cladding) and became The Puffin Cafe, Deli and Farm Shop. Orme View Bungalow was demolished at the same time.
This closed during 2016 due to concerns about roadworks, but it reopened in June 2017.
A Revolution Self Service Launderette was added to the car park in 2018.
The Puffin Cafe soldiered on for another 2 years before finally closing for good in November 2019 when the self service launderette was also removed.
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