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 is to be known as Sutterton Truck Port and will offer a Shell filling station split into two forecourts: one for cars and one for HGVs, a McDonald's Drive Thru restaurant, a Starbucks Drive Thru café and secure overnight HGV parking. In April 2019, signage was already erected advertising both facilities from the roundabout. The new facilities are expected to open during summer 2019.
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