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Penhale services

Location:

A30 between Bodmin and Redruth
(also accessible to traffic on the B3275)

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

TR9 6NA

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.



A collection of restaurants at the Fraddon exit on the A30.

Facilities

COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 23 February 2021, with changes caused by COVID-19.
Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Hotel: Premier Inn Charging Points: Shell Recharge Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers, Car Wash

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars at all locations. No HGV parking is available.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Penhale
Fraddon
St. Columb
Cornwall
TR9 6NA


Trivia and History

The Indian Queens bypass and service area here are actually built on a site of archeological interest and a former farm known as 'Fernside Farm'. In the early 1990s before the bypass and service area could be built here, archeological investigation works took place to excavate remains of the 'Penhale Round', a dry-stone structure and a stone-built hut/ancillary building which dates back to the Iron Age, possibly being built around 100 BC.

Initial plans for 'commercial development' here were submitted in July 1992 by Kingsley Developments Ltd. and included plans for a petrol filling station, restaurant, hotel and business park. These plans were later refused in February 1993 as the land had not been allocated for development at the time of the proposal and the proposal was deemed premature pending the completion of the Indian Queens bypass.

The Indian Queens bypass officially opened on 19 February 1993 with planning permission given for commercial development on the site in November 1993 to Kingsley Developments.

Phase 1 of the development plans emerged in October 1994 with Kingsley Developments proposing a Jet petrol filling station with car wash, a Burger King Drive Thru restaurant with outdoor seating and a HGV, coach and caravan parking area. These plans were granted planning permission in January 1995 however in May 1995 plans for the Burger King Drive Thru were changed to become a McDonald's Drive Thru. The Jet filling station opened in late 1995 with the McDonald's Drive Thru following in Spring 1996.

Phase 2 of the development plans came in March 1995 with Kingsley Developments proposing a crafts, food and workshop centre on the former Fernside Farm site as well as an extension to the access road to the site. Planning permission was granted for this in September 1995. This later became the site of the Kingsley Village Shopping Centre.

The third and final phase of the developments plan then emerged in October 1995 with Whitbread Inns proposing a Brewers Fayre pub-restaurant and 40-bed Travel Inn hotel to the west of the phase 1 site. Planning permission was granted for this development in December 1995 with the pub-restaurant and hotel opening in early 1996 and becoming known as the 'Penhale Round' branches of both brands.

In 2010, the filling station was purchased by Shell and rebranded.

Strangely, the Starbucks store located within the Kingsley Village shopping centre has a totem pole positioned next to the McDonald's logo adjacent to the A30.

Whitbread rebranded the Brewers Fayre in 2018 to 'Cookhouse & Pub'.

Alternatives

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Cornwall (7 miles)
St Kew (A39, 16 miles)
Services on the A30Carland Cross (5 miles)