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Weyhill services

Weyhill
Road:A303 west of Andover
(Google Maps link)
Address:Weyhill
Andover
Opening:1980s
Grid reference:SU325462 (SABRE Maps)
Services type:Two sites located between junctions.

Please note that the services have not yet opened.


Weyhill services was a signposted service area on the A303, west of Andover. After several years being closed and sealed off, it is now being rebuilt.

Facilities[edit]

Catering: Greggs, Starbucks drive thru, Subway, Starbucks on the Go Shops: Spar Forecourt: BP, AdBlue

Last updated April 2018.

History and Trivia[edit]

Weyhill had a Little Chef and a Texaco on each side. The Little Chef was a two-storey building and had started out as a Happy Eater until 1996, known as the Andover branch.

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.

The petrol station had been branded 'Star'.

In 2004 there were plans to replace the Little Chefs with Burger King drive thrus.

Closure[edit]

Eastbound[edit]

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. Following a loss of custom the eastbound Texaco then moved out, leaving the place empty.

Westbound[edit]

Concrete barrier over slip road.
The barriers have become more rigorous.

In late 2005 the westbound services closed. As it was an online site, they were required to block the sliproad to stop the site being abused, and did this by putting a concrete barrier across the exit slip.

The Highways Agency argued that this was dangerous (the exit was still signposted and had all the road markings) and they insisted that the barriers were moved off their land. There is now a series of barriers further up the sliproad and all the signs have been removed

Re-opening[edit]

In 2010 the site was still there, but the eastbound Little Chef has barely survived the fire and the westbound one has since been vandalised. The Highways Agency have left the poles for the signposts in place in case the services to re-open.

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 Winter 2017 and the new facilities are expected to open in Spring.

There had been interest in building warehouses on the old westbound site.