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Services on the A31 and A35

Below is a list of all the signposted services on the A31 and the A35, covering the route between Guildford and Honiton via Ringwood.

The following roads meet either the A31 or the A35, and also have services guides on this website: M3, M27, A3 and the A30.

Hogs Back

Eastbound only. Single site located at a junction on the Eastbound side only. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  Eastbound between Guildford and Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1EU. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursThe Hogs Back Hotel and SpawebsiteEsso, Spar, Greggs, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue Containers
Euro Garages operate this site
Notes: The services are accessible to westbound traffic, but it requires quite a circuitous detour. The services consist of a hotel and petrol station on the old A31, which also takes in a couple of houses and a bus stop.

It's the former site of a transport cafe, later a Happy Eater, then a Little Chef, which was demolished to make room for an expanded forecourt. The forecourt was taken over by Euro Garages in 2015 and formerly included On the Run and Costa.

The hotel was formerly branded as a Ramada Jarvis Hotel.


Westbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Westbound side only. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  Westbound at Farnham, Hampshire, GU9 8AS. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue Containers, Car Wash
BP Express operate this site
Notes: The services were built at the same time as the A31 Hogs Back was upgraded to a dual carriageway, which made the previous services at Hogs Back difficult to access when travelling west.

Rufus Stone

Westbound only. No HGVs. Single site located between junctions on the Westbound side only. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Westbound between Southampton and Ringwood, Hampshire, SO43 7GN. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursEG DinerTravelodgebookEsso, Hursts, Costa Express, Rollover, AdBlue Containers
MRH operate the filling station
Notes: The main building here, a little grand for a Travelodge, was formerly the Compton Arms Hotel (which is likely to have provided fuel at some point).

It appears to have become part of a larger service area with the dualling of the A31 in the 1970s, with Little ChefHistory then moving into the main building as part of their rapid and immediate expansion. It once included a Little Chef Express, Burger King and Coffee Tempo!.

The Little Chef closed in March 2017, but then re-opened for a short period before the brand was taken away. The signs were taken down as it became an EG Diner, waiting for a permanent new brand.

The signs make it clear the service area is called Rufus Stone, but many people including the facilities here refer to it as 'Stoney Cross', the name of an old crossroads which is now applied to the whole area. The site is connected to the local area by a public footpath.

Picket Post

Two sites located within a junction, connected by a public road. 24 hours: The McDonald's and eastbound filling station are both open 24 hours  Between Southampton and Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3HN. (Google Maps)
The McDonald's and eastbound filling station are both open 24 hours 


Shell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue


McDonald's Drive ThruShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express

Shell operate the filling stations
Notes: Although it's a dual-sided service area, there are different facilities on either side of the road. Both services are also known as 'Burley services' after the main destination at the junction although the eastbound services can also be known as 'Forest Edge'. Happy Eaters here became Little Chefs, which both closed in 2012. A McDonald's opened in the eastbound building in April 2014.

Bere Regis

Single site located between junctions. Closes at night.  At Bere Regis, DT11 9EX. (Google Maps)
EG Diner, SubwayBP, Londis, Tchibo
Euro Garages operate the restaurants
Notes: Former Little ChefHistory site; it closed in January 2018. It is one of the first EG Diner restaurants to open after the Euro Garages takeover of Little Chef. It was originally a Happy Eater. The Subway was added in 2014 and is due to be extended soon. This is a former Total filling station site.

Kilmington Cross

Single site located at the side of the road. Closes at night.  At Axminster, Devon, EX13 7RB. (Google Maps)
A35 Pit Stop CafewebsiteA35 Pit Stop B&BwebsiteTexaco, Londis, Coffee Machine, Jet Wash
A35 Pit Stop operate this site 


The following icons may be used on this page:

TRSAiconEastbound.gif - services are eastbound only (N = northbound, W = westbound, S = southbound)

TRSAiconoffline.gif - the services are accessed off a junction

TRSAicononline.gif - there are two services, on either side of the road

TRSAicon24hours.gif - some facilities open 24 hours

TRSAiconclosesatnight.gif - the services completely close at night

TRSAiconnoHGVs.gif - no HGV parking is available

TRSAiconfulldetails.gif - further information available on this link

TRSAiconMSA.gif - the services are actually part of a motorway service area

TRSAicontruckstop.gif - the services are actually part of a truckstop