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The Buck services

The Buck
The Buck services
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Location:

A303 eastbound between Basingstoke and Andover

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

SP11 6NJ

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.



The Buck dreamed of being as big as its westbound partner, but unfortunately all it can offer is a petrol station.

Facilities[edit]

Forecourt: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue Containers

Contact Details[edit]

Address:
Buck Garage
Micheldever Road
Longparish
Andover
Hampshire
SP11 6NJ


Trivia and History[edit]

The unusual name 'The Buck' is shown on the road signs, despite the area being known as Longparish and Forton.

There was a pub called The George Inn, and to the west of it were a series of cottages in an area known as Cottage End. When the A303 here was upgraded, these were all demolished and the pub became the site of the petrol station.

The Longparish branch of Little Chef was built in the late 1960s to the west of the petrol station, with its own access from the A303. This was a small, oddly-shaped building, with a long, thin store room sticking out from the back and a rounded dining area. It closed in around 2005 and was demolished to make way for a larger petrol station.

The forecourt used to be provided by Mobil.

Alternatives[edit]

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Barton Stacey (westbound, 1 mile)
Popham (8 miles)
Services on the A303 Weyhill (7 miles)