Whitemare Pool services
A former Little Chef restaurant at the roundabout on the outskirts of Newcastle.
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.
White Mare Pool
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
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Trivia and History
The petrol station here was built in the 1970s, on the new Leam Lane, and was operated by Shell. In the early 1980s, the forecourt gained a sales building.
Trusthouse Forte had initially looked at building a Happy Eater near here, but in 1988 they opened the Whitemare Pool branch of Little Chef here instead alongside a 40-bed Travelodge hotel, providing the missing facilities to the service area.
The Travelodge hotel received a 32-bed extension in 1995, almost doubling the site of hotel whilst the Little Chef restaurant gained a Burger King in 1998. There were also plans in 2007 to add an cash machine next to the main entrance in its own pod, but this didn't happen.
The Little Chef restaurant later closed as part of R Capital's closures in 2012, with the Burger King left trading alone. R Capital later replaced the Little Chef area with a Subway in 2014 as a trial for their future developments. This trial didn't work for them, and R Capital's remaining estate was sold to Euro Garages in January 2017. Euro Garages later refurbished the existing facilities in late 2018 and added a new Greggs store in early 2019.
Situated behind the service area sits a roman road which leads to a large unused piece of land. This land was lined up to house 6 small office/workshop units as part of a planning proposal in 2018, but permission was refused as the roman road runs through green belt land.
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