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Thickthorn services


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

Signposted from the road.



(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.


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


Catering: Burger King, Subway Hotel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Thickthorn Services
Norwich Road

Trivia and History

Little Chef Burger King.
The old Little Chef restaurant.

The site was built in the early 1990s at the same time as the Norwich Bypass, and is widely known as Norwich services.

Forte built the services as a restaurant, hotel and forecourt operation. The site opened with the new Norwich branch of Little ChefHistory alongside a Travelodge hotel and Fina filling station. The Little Chef went onto gain a Burger King and in 2002 became a Little Chef Choices, gaining a Harry Ramsden's and Caffè Ritazza. These were later removed.

The filling station went onto become a Total filling station. In 2012, the site was sold to Shell as part of Total's nationwide shutdown.

The restaurant building was acquired by Euro Garages in 2017, along with the rights to use the Little Chef name for a year so in 2018, it was replaced with EG Diner. The site closed in October 2018 for refurbishment reopening in December 2018 with a refurbished Burger King alongside new Greggs and Subway stores. Following the coronavirus lockdowns in 2020, Euro Garages permanently closed the Greggs store.

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

6 IONITY electric vehicle charging points are due to be installed on the Shell forecourt in 2021.


Attleborough (9 miles)Services on the A11none
Swaffham (24 miles)Services on the A47Acle (16 miles)
Attleborough (westbound, 9 miles)Euro Garages servicesAcle (16 miles)

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