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Podimore services

Location:

A303 between Amesbury and Ilchester
(also accessible to traffic on the A37 and the A372)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

BA22 8JG

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.


One of the A303's larger services, although still providing nothing unexpected. It is due to host a line up of regular brands soon.

Facilities[edit]

Catering: Under refurbishment Forecourt: Esso, Hursts, Costa Express, Rollover, Air1 AdBlue, FloGas LPG, Car Wash Motel: Travelodgebook

Last updated June 2018.

Contact Details[edit]

Address:
A303-A37 Roundabout
Podimore
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22 8JG


Trivia and History[edit]

Podimore former building.jpg
A disused building at the services.

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Opened by Forte's Little Chef 1988
Taken over by Euro Garages 2017

A spacious site, situated in the corner of the roundabout but with the entrance much further round than you might expect. It was built in a single plot of land they had purchased which had been isolated by the new roads. Lots of space was left for parking and landscaping, but a lack of care has seen it become bleak.

In the middle is what appears to be a former tourist information building.

The large Little ChefHistory restaurant was deliberately placed next to the A303, with its entrance around the back. Part of the building was siphoned off to become a Burger King in 1996, with its own dedicated restaurant. A Coffee Tempo! was then added, which was replaced by Little Chef Express.

The building was chosen for the Wonderfully British refurbishment, which saw the side of the building given distinctive, red branding.

It was one of the last Little Chefs to continue trading right up until Euro Garage's use of the brand expired. It's thought their preferred franchisee, Starbucks, didn't want to share the building with the profitable Burger King.

The main amenity building housing the EG Diner and Burger King closed in June 2018 and is set to reopen soon with Greggs and Subway replacing the former EG Diner.

MFG operate the filling station and Euro Garages operate the restaurants.

Alternatives[edit]

Previous:Next:
Camel Hill (7 miles) Services on the A303 Townsend (eastbound, 4 miles)
Cartgate (5 miles)
Willoughby Hedge (westbound, 23 miles)
Countess (41 miles)
Euro Garages services Ilminster (15 miles)