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Whitley services


A49 at Dones Green
(also accessible to traffic on the A533)

Signposted from the road.

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Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.

A small petrol station and truckstop by the Dones Green crossroads. It was recently rebuilt by Applegreen and now uses their newest brand, 'fuelgood'.


Catering: Lets Eat Cafewebsite Motel: Happy Guests Lodgewebsite Forecourt: fuelgood, Shop, Greggs, Costa Express, AdBlue4You Containers

Contact Details

Tarporley Road
Lower Whitley

Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and History

Lets Eat Cafe.
The Lets Eat Cafe behind the forecourt.

The service station started out as a 1950s garage called Tall Trees, in the corner of the crossroads at Dones Green. A transport depot opened up behind it, which became a full truckstop with its own restaurant.

In around 1975 a house servicing that garage was extended to become the Lower Whitley branch of Little Chef. The building had a forecourt sales shop at one side, a restaurant at the other and accommodation upstairs.

The motel was built in around 1988.

The Little Chef closed in 2005, and became an extended forecourt sales shop. The forecourt has been branded Texaco, BP and now Applegreen, who call it Whitley service station. The direct access between the forecourt and the motel has since been closed off but the motel and truckstop still insist they are part of the signposted service area.

During late 2018, the former filling station was demolished and rebuilt by owners Applegreen reopening in summer 2019 with a Greggs concession situated inside a much larger shop building. The site now supports Applegreen’s latest fuel brand ‘fuelgood’. A Costa store is also due to open within the new shop soon.

In November 2018 Applegreen purchased a significant stake of Welcome Break. One of the trade-offs of the purchase was that Whitley would eventually be re-branded Welcome Break, and adjusted to reflect the rest of their estate.


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