A former Little Chef where the A16 and A17 cross, now home to a host of familiar roadside brands.
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Trivia and History
In the 1960s a garage opened in the corner of this junction, replacing an existing building.
Meanwhile, about a mile to the east, the Algarkirk branch of Little Chef opened in around 1970, also known as Thorley Farm services. It was a simple, small building with a car park. When the newly realigned A16 opened, Little Chef saw an opportunity to move out of the unsuitably small building and to build a new one here at Sutterton. This opened in 1991 and the old one became Steve Thorley Potato Equipment.
This new branch gained a Burger King but had to become an EG Diner in January 2018 after the new owners lost the rights to the brand. In August 2018 the diner closed alongside the Burger King. Burger King reopened in October alongside Greggs and Subway stores which replaced the diner.
The filling station was formerly branded as Texaco and the site is a rare case of a Wild Bean Café not paired with M&S Simply Food or BP Connect. The Wild Bean Cafe lasted until 2019 when it was replaced by a hot food counter and Costa Express machine.
During summer 2018, construction began on a brand new site on the south-west corner of the roundabout here. The new site, which partly opened on 25 June 2019, is to be known as Sutterton Truck Port and offers a Shell filling station operated by AKV Services Ltd. which includes a Budgens branded store and will have two forecourts: one for cars and one for HGVs as well as a Starbucks Drive Thru café, operated by KBeverage, which is attached to the back of the filling station building.
A McDonald's Drive Thru restaurant opened at the back of the site in September 2019. The secure overnight HGV parking and HGV forecourt were also due to open in September 2019 however this has been delayed. The truck port is signed from the roundabout and on both the A16 and A17 and was erected before the site even opened.
|Springfields (7 miles)||Services on the A16||Partney (25 miles)|
|Sleaford (5 miles)||Services on the A17||Long Sutton (13 miles)|