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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.


COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 13 February 2021, with changes caused by COVID-19.
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.

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Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Thickthorn Services
Norwich Road

Trivia and History

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, hotel 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 Caffè 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.

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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