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Thickthorn services


A11 at the A47 junction
(also accessible to traffic on the B1172)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:


(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.


Overshadowed by the Thickthorn park and ride is this small service area.


Catering: Burger King, Greggs, Subway Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash

Contact Details[edit]

Thickthorn Services
Norwich Road

Trivia and History[edit]

Little Chef Burger King.
The old Little Chef restaurant.

The site was built at the same time as the Norwich Bypass, and is widely known as Norwich services.

Forte built the services as a restaurant, motel and forecourt operation. It was the new Norwich branch of Little ChefHistory, which gained a Burger King. In 2002 it became a Little Chef Choices, gaining a Harry Ramsden's and Caffe Ritazza. These were later removed.

In 2018, Euro Garages' rights to use the Little Chef name expired, so it was quickly replaced with EG Diner. This was closed in October 2018, with a Greggs and Subway opening in December 2018.

A McDonald's opened opposite the services in early 2018 however it isn't part of the signed service area.

Shell operate the filling station.


Besthorpe (9 miles) Services on the A11 none
Swaffham (24 miles) Services on the A47 Acle (16 miles)
Attleborough (westbound, 9 miles) Euro Garages services Acle (16 miles)

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