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Service stations are staying open.

Townsend services


A303 eastbound between Ilchester and Ilminster

Signposted from the road.


BA22 8PF

(Google Maps link)


Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.

A small petrol station providing the facilities missing at Cartgate. Townsend Garage is also a local recovery firm.


COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 23 February 2021, with changes caused by COVID-19.
Catering: Temporarily closed Forecourt: Shell, Shop, Havana Coffee

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:
Townsend Garage
BA22 8PF

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and History

The petrol station was first expanded in 1955, and redeveloped in 1968. In 1968 and 1989 there were plans to build a motel here.

In 1971 a restaurant was built next to the garage. In 1981 Little Chef planned to turn this into their Tintinhull branch, but by 1985 it was gone with no evidence of it having ever opened. It later became Jolly Diner, then Diners Delight and more recently Get Battered.

There is a secret exit onto Bearley Lane, which is even signposted as 'services' throughout.


Podimore (4 miles)Services on the A303Cartgate (1 mile)