A small petrol station and McDonald's at the end of the Sparkford Bypass. Confusingly, when travelling west the signage provides directions to both Sparkford and Camel Hill services without differentiating between the two. Sparkford is the first exit.
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Trivia and History
Before the Sparkford Bypass was built the A303 and A359 used to split in two, and run along what's now the northern and eastern boundary of this service area. A garage was positioned right in the middle, where the two met. It was known as Wakes Garage.
When the bypass opened in November 1989, the new roundabout was built on the western side. Several options to expand Wakes Garage were looked at by the owners and by Margram, including placing a more traditional roadside restaurant by the roundabout. Eventually the petrol station was replaced in 2000 by Chartman Retail, and a new McDonald's was built in the rear corner. McDonald's still call it their "Wakes Garage" branch.
| Willoughby Hedge (westbound, 19 miles)|
Countess (42 miles)
|Services on the A303||Camel Hill (1 mile)|
|none||Services on the A359||Nunney Catch (16 miles)|