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.
COVID-19 update: Most service stations are open with fewer facilities. General advice here.
Catering: Starbucks Drive Thru Charging Points: GeniePoint Forecourt: on both sides: BP, Spar, Greggs, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue4You, Free Cash Machine
and eastbound only: Subway, Krispy Kreme
Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles.
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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Trivia and History
Little Chef's relationship with Weyhill actually starts with the Weyhill branch at Penton Corner on the A342, built in the late 1960s. This closed when the new A303 opened in 1986, where their sister company Happy Eater had built a two-storey restaurant and forecourt on each side of the road. In 1996 they became the Andover branches of Little Chef.
In 1990 there were plans to build a 40-bed Travelodge on the westbound side. However, in 1991 the proposal was upgraded to a 60-bed hotel, which was refused planning permission.
As a Texaco petrol station, it had been branded 'Star'. It was operated directly by Texaco themselves.
In 2004 there were plans to replace the Little Chefs with Burger King drive thrus.
The eastbound Little Chef burned down on 24 February 2004. The fire started in a light fitting and quickly took control of the whole building.
The following year Texaco wanted to sell their company-owned sites. A buyer was not found for this location so it closed, leaving the whole service area empty.
Like with the eastbound side, the westbound Texaco closed in 2005. The Little Chef closed at the same time.
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. These barriers initially received a complaint from the Highways Agency, and were moved further back. At the same time the road signs encouraging drivers to take the exit were finally removed.
In 2010 the site was still there, but the eastbound Little Chef has barely survived the fire and the westbound one became vandalised. The Highways Agency left the poles for the signposts in place in case the services re-opened.
In 2014, Euro Garages submitted planning applications to open a Starbucks drive thru and filling station on each side. The first set of planning applications were rejected in April 2014, but in June 2015 a revised proposal was accepted with conditions.
Work started in late 2017. The eastbound facilities opened on 5 September 2018 and the westbound facilities opened on 14 September 2018.
Following the coronavirus lockdowns in 2020, the westbound Subway store was permanently closed.
There had been interest in building warehouses on the old westbound site.
|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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