Tot Hill services
|Road:||A34 between Whitchurch and Newbury|
(Google Maps link)
|Address:||A34 Newbury Bypass|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Grid reference:||SU459611 (SABRE Maps)|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
Little Chef Wiki
This service area is on the A34 near Newbury, and shouldn't be confused with the Tot Hill on the A14 near Stowmarket.
A small collection of well-known names set back from the A34, near Newbury.
Last updated October 2017.
Trivia and History
Tot Hill opened as part of the Newbury Bypass in 1996. As it was designed with the road, a large plot of land with dedicated HGV parking was allocated. While the bypass was being built, protest camps were set up here, which was roughly where the road started.
It opened with a combined Little Chef and Travelodge, a petrol station and a McDonald's. The Little Chef became a Choices restaurant with Caffè Ritazza and Harry Ramsden's menus, which were later removed. The facilities had to compete with two large services further up the A34, but were provided to replace the reduced access to local facilities after the opening of the bypass.
In Summer 2017 the Little Chef closed and was refurbished by Euro Garages to become a Starbucks.
The main toilet facilities are within the forecourt.
|Sutton Scotney (14 miles)||Services on the A34||Chieveley (9 miles)|
|none nearby||Euro Garages services||Family Farm (northbound, 40 miles)|