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Teddington Hands services

Location:

A46 at Teddington Hands Roundabout
(also accessible to traffic on the A435 and the B4077)

Signposted from the road? Poorly

Postcode:

GL20 8NE

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.



As you pull away from the Teddington Hands Roundabout, there is a pub on the left and a filling station and The Hut truckstop and café all on the right.

Facilities

Catering: Teddington Hands Innwebsite Shops: Teddington Storeswebsite Forecourt: Texaco, Londis, Subway, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers, Free Cash Machine

HGVs cannot access the main facilities, only the truckstop.

The Hut Truckstop

Catering: The Hutwebsite Main Amenities: Showers Forecourt: Fuel, AdBlue

Parking Prices

Short-stay customer car parking is available by all facilities.

HGVs can use The Hut Truckstop where overnight parking is charged at £20 per night which includes a £5 meal voucher.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Teddington Hands Garage
Evesham Road
Teddington
Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire
GL20 8NE


Trivia and History

Teddington Hands fingerpost.
The fingerpost that the service area takes its name from.

The 'hands' at Teddington refers to finger post which is still positioned there today. This was the position of the original crossroads, known as Teddington Cross Hands, where what was the A438 met the A435. There is also the Tibble Stone, which according to folklore the stone was thrown by a giant from nearby Bredon Hill.

Services History

The filling station here dates back to at least the 1950s. It was in roughly the same position, but at the time this placed it immediately north of the crossroads. There was a bungalow next door, which is also still there today.

Plans to increase the facilities here came from Warners of Teddington in 1988 who planned to build a new petrol station, hotel and restaurant. Instead, the existing petrol station remained and Roadchef built a restaurant next door. It would likely have been branded "Hickory's" more prominently than "Roadchef". The restaurant later became an AJ's restaurant from 1991. In 1997 the restaurant became the Tewkesbury branch of Little ChefHistory. Shortly after, the 'Ashchurch' branch positioned three miles to the west closed. In 2002 the Tewkesbury branch (this one) closed and a brand new Ashchurch branch opened instead.

The filling station was acquired by Petrol Express in 2003 who rebranded the site to Texaco. The site later passed to Murco in 2008 following their acquisition of Petrol Express and rebranded the site to Murco in 2011. During this time the shop was branded Costcutter.

Following the purchase of Murco, MFG acquired the site in early 2015 and re-branded the filling station back to Texaco. The shop was later re-branded to Londis in 2016. In mid-2018, the current forecourt shop was extended to add a Subway store to the filling station. The Subway store opened in September 2018.

Truckstop History

The land had that the truckstop is currently sited on was planned to be used for a touring caravan park in the late 2000s. The road through the middle is the original route of the A438, which was abandoned when the new roundabout was built.

Current owners of the site William Gilder had planned to renew the plans for a hotel from a 1988 planning application in 2011 however this was refused. Instead, they opened The Hut truckstop in 2012 with The Hut Café being added in late 2015 situated in a portable building. William Gilder also relocate their business to the site in 2013.

William Gilder currently hold planning permission to erect a new amenity building on the site which will feature a new café, toilets and showers to replace the current facilities.

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