A collection of facilities and a garden centre at the Bayston Hill Roundabout on the Shrewsbury Bypass. The former Little Chef building has recently been refurbished to now host a number of recognisable brands.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
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Trivia and History
Plans for a service area here were first outlined in 1987 which detailed plans for a filling station, restaurant, garden centre, tourist information centre and parking areas for all vehicles including HGVs, caravans and coaches on the site. In 1990, the garden centre was the first to be built. This was shortly followed by an Esso filling station in 1992.
In 1995, Forte added the Shrewsbury branch of Little Chef here, along with a 40-bed Travelodge hotel and a tourist information centre. The location won Forte over instead of their preferred option at Battlefield.
Throughout the 2000s, the filling station included a Snack & Shop branded store and a Coffee Nation machine. In 2010, Esso demolished the sales building and added one of their On the Run Cafés to the site which featured Costa Coffee.
In 2014, the forecourt was purchased from Esso by Euro Garages who rebranded the shop to Spar and added a Subway store inside and a Starbucks on the Go machine. In 2015, Euro Garages demolished the car wash and relocated the HGV pumps to make way for a Starbucks Drive Thru. As a result of the Starbucks being built, the large vehicle parking area was lost meaning HGVs, caravans and coaches no longer have a parking area available to them. An Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point was later added to the Starbucks parking area in 2016.
In 2017, Euro Garages added a Greggs store to the filling station.
In January 2017, Euro Garages also gained control of the restaurant building when they purchased the rights to Little Chef and associated brands from Kout Food Group. However, Euro Garages only gained the rights to the Little Chef brand for a year so in January 2018 they rebranded the Little Chef into EG Diner. EG Diner closed in October 2018 as Euro Garages stopped supporting the brand.
The former Little Chef section of the building was left laying empty, with a few A4 notices advising that the seating area was unsafe and plastic crates blocking off the area.
In early 2020 the Burger King closed for refurbishment. It reopened in early March, with a relocated Subway from the forecourt and a Sainsbury's On the go store filling the former Little Chef space. The Sainsbury's later closed in October 2020 falling victim to the coronavirus pandemic and low trade.
The garden centre still remains and is now operated by Dobbies Garden Centre.
|Telford (M54, 16 miles)||Services on the A5||Montford Bridge (6 miles)|
|Battlefield (7 miles)||Services on the A49||Northside (41 miles)|