Teddington Hands services
As you pull away from the Teddington Hands Roundabout, there is a pub on the left and a petrol station and The Hut truckstop and café all on the right.
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Catering: Teddington Hands Inn Shops: Teddington Stores 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 Hut Main Amenities: Showers Forecourt: Fuel, AdBlue
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.
Teddington Hands Garage
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Trivia and History
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.
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.
In 1988, Warners of Teddington had planned to build a new petrol station, hotel and restaurant here. 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". This restaurant was branded AJ's from 1991.
In 1997 the restaurant became the Tewkesbury branch of Little Chef. 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.
In 2003, the filling station was acquired by Petrol Express who rebranded the site to Texaco. In 2008, Petrol Express were bought by Murco however the site wasn't rebranded to Murco until 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.
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.
In 2011, William Gilder had planned to renew the plans for a hotel from a 1988 planning application however this was refused. Instead, they opened The Hut truckstop in 2012. In 2013, William Gilder then decided to relocate their business to the site too.
In late 2015, The Hut Café was added. Situated in a portable building, it provides catering facilities at the site.
In May 2020, William Gilder were granted 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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