Weyhill is a signposted service area on the A303, west of Andover. After several years being closed and sealed off, it has been rebuilt and is home to a line up of regular brands.
Catering: Starbucks Drive Thru
Charging Points: GeniePoint 50kW CCS & CHAdeMO & 43kW Type 2
Forecourt: on both sides: BP, SPAR, Greggs, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue4You, Free Cash Machine
and eastbound only: Subway, Tango Ice Blast
First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which HGVs must pay £10 for 24 hours. Prices are paid in the SPAR shop.
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Weyhill Service Station
Trivia and History
When the new A303 opened in 1986, plans for a pair of service areas here were put forward. Both sites opened in the same year and were collectively known as Andover services with a two-storey Happy Eater restaurant and a Star forecourt on each side. There had previously been a service area on the old route of the A303, very close by at Penton Corner, which was built in the late 1960s and closed when the new bypass opened,
On 24 February 2004 the eastbound Little Chef suffered severe fire damage after an electrical fire in a light fitting quickly took control of the whole building. Following the fire, the restaurant was closed and abandoned.
Texaco decided to sell their company-owned sites the following year, however a buyer was never found for this location so it closed. Following the loss of the filling station, Little Chef closed the westbound restaurant, leaving both service areas empty.
As it was an online site, they were required to block the slip road to stop the site being abused, and did this by putting a concrete barrier across the exit slip. After some time, the road signs encouraging drivers to take the exit were eventually removed as part of enforcement action by the Highways Agency. The poles were left in place in case it reopened.
By 2010 the site was still there, but the eastbound Little Chef had barely survived the fire and the westbound one had been vandalised. There had been interest in building warehouses on the old westbound site.
Work commenced on both sites in late 2017 and, following issues with the slip roads, the new eastbound side eventually opened on 5 September 2018, followed by westbound on 14 September 2018. Both sides opened as a set of BP filling stations with SPAR stores including Greggs and Subway concessions alongside the two Starbucks Drive Thru units.
Following the opening of the new facilities, the sites became more commonly known as Weyhill services with approach signs referring to them as this.
The westbound Subway store was permanently closed during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown.
|The Buck (eastbound, 6 miles)|
Barton Stacey (westbound, 8 miles)
|Services on the A303||Solstice (10 miles)|
|Barton Stacey (westbound, 8 miles)||Euro Garages services||Countess (11 miles)|
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