A petrol station and workshop on the A605.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. Unofficial short stay HGV parking is available on Oundle Road.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Trivia and History
A petrol station opened here next to the original path of the A605. This was later diverted away, allowing the old road to be used as HGV parking.
A Little Chef opened in the next parcel of land in 1984. There were plans to add a Travelodge but this didn't happen. The restaurant closed in around 2004, becoming Peranakan Cafe and then Jem's Diner, which is now abandoned.
The forecourt was previously branded Q8, and later Jet. Evidence of its Jet-branded past could still be seen on the shopfront branding until late 2020 when MFG rebranded the store to Londis.
The forecourt is officially known as 'Country service station'. Records from 1961 have it labelled East Midland Service Station.
MFG are currently planning to redevelop the site which will see all existing buildings including the abandoned restaurant demolished and replaced with a larger forecourt with two separate pump islands, one designated for HGVs and one for smaller vehicles, located around a new, larger sales building in the middle of the site and a new Starbucks Drive Thru on the site of the former restaurant building. The plans also include provision for 4 electric vehicle charging points. A decision on both applications is expected in Summer 2021.
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