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Rushden services


A45 eastbound at Rushden

Signposted from the road.


NN10 6AP

(Google Maps link)


Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.

Another former Little Chef located beside the eastbound A45, very close to Rushden Lakes.


Hotel: closed Forecourt: BP, Shop 'n Drive, Costa Express, AdBlue4You, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Service Station
Northampton Road
NN10 6AP

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and History

Buddies Diner.
The former Buddies USA Diner.

In 1984, Hamblin Group proposed three possible sites for an eastbound service station between here and the next roundabout, all called Sanders Lodge. This had a workshop to the west, a café in the middle and a motel behind it. In 1985, Norfolk House applied for another site here, with a slightly different building to what's there now. The hotel was added in 1988.

The restaurant was opened by Kelly's Kitchen, which became Little Chef. This closed in 2005 and was purchased by local restaurant chain Buddies USA Diner. Following the coronavirus lockdown, the restaurant permanently closed in summer 2020.

The forecourt was a Petrofina (later Total).


Wellingborough (westbound, 2 miles)
Nene Valley (8 miles)
Services on the A45 Raunds (5 miles)