Tot Hill services
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.
A34 Newbury Bypass
- Grid reference: SU459611
Trivia and History
The Little Chef restaurant.
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.
Until the bypass opened there was a Forte-owned Little Chef in Newbury town centre, at the Greenham Retail Park, so Forte were keen to ensure a new facility was ready with the opening of the new road.
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, operated by Shell.
|Sutton Scotney (14 miles)||Services on the A34||Chieveley (9 miles)|
|none nearby||Euro Garages services||Family Farm (northbound, 40 miles)|