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Services on the A30/A303

Below is a list of all the signposted services on the A30 and A303. Forming a major route between London and the South West (Basingstoke and Hayle for the purposes of this list), these two roads have a long history in carrying holiday-makers, and as such have attracted a lot of facilities.

The following roads meet either the A30 or the A303, and also have services guides on this website: M3, M5, A34, A35 and the A38.

The following services are under construction and will be added to this guide: Weyhill.

Popham[edit]

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them. Facilities available 24 hours. Full details  Between the M3 and Andover, Hampshire, SO21 3SP. (Google Maps)
 

Westbound

StarbucksPodPoint Electric Vehicle Charging PointBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue ContainersHGV parking available

Eastbound

Popham Diner, TchiboEsso, Spar, Greggs, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue4YouHGV parking available


Full details: Popham

This site was formerly home to the most famous Little Chef around.

Barton Stacey[edit]

Westbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Westbound side only. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Westbound between Basingstoke and Andover, Hampshire, SO21 3NF. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursStarbucksTravelodgebookEsso, Shop, Costa Express, Rollover, Air1 AdBlue
MFG operate the filling station
Euro Garages operate the Starbucks café
Notes: A Little ChefHistory was built here in the 1970s, and rebuilt in 1985. A Little Chef Lodge became the Travelodge. The restaurant closed in July 2017 and is now a Starbucks.

A building firm and motorhome park are accessed from within the services.

The services operated in tandem with The Buck (below).

The Buck[edit]

Eastbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Eastbound side only. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  Eastbound between Basingstoke and Andover, Hampshire, SP11 6NJ. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursBP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, AdBlue Containers
BP Express operate this site
Notes: There used to be a Little Chef here named Longparish, which operated in tandem with Barton Stacey (above).

Solstice[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours Full details  Between Andover and Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7SQ. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursCosta Drive Thru, Harvester (The Amesbury Archer), KFC Drive Thru, McDonald's Drive Thru, Pizza Hut, Solstice Bar & Grill, Toby CarveryBP Chargemaster, Meeting RoomHoliday InnbookCo-op Petrol, Co-op Food, Costa Express, Car Wash, Jet WashHGV parking available
Full details: Solstice

The services is only signed to westbound traffic but can be easily accessed from the eastbound side. Signage may have been deliberately left out to avoid competing with Countess (below).

Countess[edit]

Single site located at a junction. Closes at night. Full details  At Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7AS. (Google Maps)
Under refurbishmentTravelodgebookShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa ExpressHGV parking available
Full details: Countess

Once a large Little Chef/Burger King combination site, it is due to host a variety of Euro Garages partner brands soon.

Willoughby Hedge[edit]

Westbound only. Single site located at a junction on the Westbound side only. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours.  Westbound between Amesbury and Ilchester, Wiltshire, BA12 6AQ. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hours.StarbucksBP ChargemasterEsso, Spar, Greggs, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue Containers
Euro Garages operate this site
Notes: A Little ChefHistory here closed on 12 June 2017, it had a Coffee Tempo! for some time. It reopened as a Starbucks on 4 August 2017.

The services can be accessed from both sides of the road, but are only signed westbound to discourage traffic turning across what can be quite a dangerous junction.

There is an outdoor toilet block attached to the petrol station.

Sparkford[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  Between Amesbury and Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 7JE. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursMcDonald's Drive ThruEsso, Spar, Costa Express, PG Tips 2Go, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash, Jet WashHGV parking available
MFG operate the filling station
Notes: Often mixed up with the next service area along - this one is next to Hazelgrove Roundabout and often takes that name. It is a small, tight site with a McDonald's and a petrol station, but space for a few HGV bays. The filling station was formerly operated by Chartman Retail and then MRH.

Camel Hill[edit]

Single site located between junctions. Closes at night.  Between Amesbury and Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 7PH. (Google Maps)
Mattia American Dinerwebsite, LavazzaShell, Londis, Costa Express, Autogas LPG
MFG operate the filling station
Notes: The restaurant here was originally the Frying Pan Cafe but it was damaged by a fire in 1984. It was then demolished and replaced by a Happy Eater, which later became a Little Chef. The Little Chef closed in 2008 and is now the diner, which has been covered with distinctive Elvis memorabilia.

The petrol station was once operated by Shell directly, but was sold to MFG, who upgraded the forecourt and shop throughout mid-2016, changing the shop from Select Shop to Londis in the process. At the back of the services is a fenced off area, which appears to have been an exit through to Gason Lane.

The services come about two miles before another petrol station and former Welcome Break site at Camel Cross. That one was converted to a Happy Eater too, but was closed in favour of this one.

Planning permission has been granted to MFG in March 2018 for demolition and redevelopment of the current forecourt. The plans also include the building of a Drive Thru coffee shop on waste land situated behind the current forecourt.

Podimore[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours. Full details  Between Amesbury and Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8JG. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hours.Under refurbishmentTravelodgebookEsso, Hursts, Costa Express, Rollover, Air1 AdBlue, FloGas LPG, Car WashHGV parking available
Full details: Podimore

A large, purpose-built service area opened by Forte.

Townsend[edit]

Eastbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Eastbound side only. Closes at night.  Eastbound between Ilchester and Ilminster, Somerset, BA22 8PF. (Google Maps)
Get Battered Fish & ChipswebsiteShell, Shop, Havana Coffee
Notes: There is a 'secret exit' onto Bearley Lane. Site formerly home to Diners Delight, and before that Jolly Diner, which acquired new owners in 2012.

Cartgate[edit]

Single site located at a junction. Closes at night.  Between Ilchester and Ilminster, Somerset, TA14 6RA. (Google Maps)
The Cartgate Lodge CafewebsitePicnic Tables, Toilets, Tourist InformationHGV parking available
Highways England operate this site
Notes: Technically this is a picnic area, but it is officially endorsed in the sense that it's designed and run by Highways England themselves. It used to offer just parking for a number of vehicles with a wooded picnic area in the centre, where tourist information and a daytime-only toilet block could be found. The Highways Agency (now Highways England) tended to avoid building places like this because it has little in common with their main task of maintaining motorways. Eventually, additional catering facilities were provided, which gave Highways England a reliable on-the-ground contact.

Stoke-sub-Hamdon[edit]

Westbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Westbound side only. Closes at night.  Westbound between Cartgate and Ilminster, Somerset, TA14 6RA. (Google Maps)
BP, Londis, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers
Notes: This forecourt is only half a mile away from the Cartgate Roundabout (above). It is only a small filling station, meaning it provides exactly what Cartgate is missing.

Ilminster[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours. Full details  At Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PT. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hours.EG Diner, Burger KingTravelodgebookShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Autogas LPG, Air1 AdBlue
Full details: Ilminster

Currently offering a restaurant, it is set to become two fast food units.

Whiddon Down[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Between Exeter and Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2QT. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursHog & HedgewebsiteTravelodgebookEsso, Spar, Subway, Costa Express
Rontec operate the filling station
Notes: The services opened in 1995, with a Little ChefHistory. This gained a Coffee Tempo! and Little Chef Express but closed in October 2014. The filling station formerly included a Shop 'n Drive.

Whitehouse[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Between Exeter and Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1QJ. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursWhitehouse RestaurantChargePoint Electric Vehicle Charging PointBP, Nisa Local, Costa Express, Car Wash, Jet Wash, BP AutogasHGV parking available
Whitehouse Services operate the site
Notes: It is located on the former route of the A30, back when it was the White House Transport Cafe, dating back to the 1930s.

The services were recently rebuilt and now feature parking for over 150 cars as well as a new Budgens store, which at the time was a rare sight on the roads. Before the rebuild, the services had a Premier store on the forecourt.

Nisa Local replaced Budgens in April 2015.

Sourton Cross[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Between Okehampton and Launceston, Devon, EX20 4LY. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursEG Diner, Burger King, Woody's Transport CaféPicnic Area with ToiletsTravelodgebookShell, Little Waitrose, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlueHGV parking available
Shell operate the filling station
Euro Garages operate the restaurants
Notes: Also known as Sourton Down. It initially opened as a picnic area in around 1990, but is now one of the largest services in this region.

Former Little ChefHistory site, it closed in January 2018.

The Shell filling station underwent a major refurbishment from August to November 2014 and reopened with a large Deli2go counter. The filling station was then refurbished again in January 2018 and reopened with a Little Waitrose store.

Bodmin Moor[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Between Launceston and Bodmin, at Plusha, Cornwall, PL15 7RR. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursSubwayEsso, Spar, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlueHGV parking available
MFG operate the filling station
Notes: Also known to truck drivers as 'Plusha Truck Stop'. The services are accessible to traffic on both sides, but are only signposted westbound. The Subway is situated in the former Antheas Cafe. It is a former BP filling station site, which was formerly operated by Chartman Retail and then MRH.

Penlan[edit]

Eastbound only. Single site located between junctions on the Eastbound side only.  Eastbound between Launceston and Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4HH. (Google Maps)
Tanya's CafeGulf, Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlueHGV parking available
Notes: This was formerly home to Penlan Eating House which was closed down in August 2012 after health and safety issues. The shop was formerly branded as Spar, then Londis for a short period of time, and then spent around six years branded as an own-branded shop. It is a former Shell filling station site.

Cornwall[edit]

Single site located at a junction. Facilities available 24 hours. Full details  At Victoria, Roche, Cornwall, PL26 8LH. (Google Maps)
Costa, McDonald's, Open Oven Pizza Company, Rowe's Cornish Bakerswebsite, Sausage & Roll, Subway, Costa ExpressIsabel Rose Farm Shop, Salt Rockwebsite, WHSmith, Woody'sChanging Places, Children's Play Area, Ecotricity, Games Arcade, Indoor Activewebsite, Picnic Area, ShowersBP, Spar, Costa Express, Rollover, Air1 AdBlue, LPG
Full details: Cornwall

Large services which opened in 2014, sharing the site with Victoria.

Victoria[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Between Bodmin and Redruth, Cornwall, PL26 8LQ. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursVictoria InnwebsiteTravelodgebookBP, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover, AdBlue4YouHGV parking available
MFG operate the filling station
Notes: Prior to the new A30 bypass of Victoria this service area consisted of BP petrol stations on both sides and Roche Little Chef. The Little Chef and westbound petrol station closed as the road was constructed. The filling station used to contain a Costcutter.

Penhale[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The McDonald's and filling station are both open 24 hours  Between Bodmin and Redruth, Cornwall, TR9 6NA. (Google Maps)
The McDonald's and filling station are both open 24 hoursMcDonald's Drive Thru, StarbucksKingsley Village shopping centrePremier InnbookShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Autogas LPG, Car WashHGV parking available
Shell operate the filling station
Next operate the Starbucks café
Notes: Also known as Fraddon. Despite being advertised on a totem pole next to the McDonald's logo, the Starbucks is actually on the other side of the service road, next to the Kingsley Village shopping centre within Next. Former home of the ‘Penhale Round’ branch of Brewers Fayre, it closed in 2018 and is due to reopen as another of Whitbread’s brand: ‘Cookhouse & Pub’.

Carland Cross[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: This site is open 24 hours  Between Bodmin and Redruth, Cornwall, TR8 5AY‎. (Google Maps)
This site is open 24 hoursShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Autogas LPG
Shell operate the filling station

Chiverton[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The "Chiverton Cross" filling station is open 24 hours  Between Bodmin and Redruth, Cornwall, TR4 8HS. (Google Maps)
The "Chiverton Cross" filling station is open 24 hoursStarbucksChiverton Cross Forecourt: Esso, Snack and Shop, Costa Express
Three Burrows Forecourt: Esso, Shop, Flavia, Car Wash

MFG operate the filling stations
Notes: It is also home to a car dealer. Until 2008 the Starbucks was the Chiverton Cross Little Chef and Burger King.

Unable to keep up with its neighbour, in 2012, the Total filling station was closed down and was turned into a second Esso filling station. The original Esso forecourt is known as 'Chiverton Cross' and the second is known as 'Three Burrows', but both are operated by MFG.

In the same year, Chiverton Cross was removed from Ordnance Survey maps.

Hayle[edit]

Single site located at a junction. 24 hours: The filling station is open 24 hours  Between Redruth and Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 5PN. (Google Maps)
The filling station is open 24 hoursMcDonald's Drive Thru, Brewers Fayre (Loggans Moor)Picnic TablesPremier Innbook, TravelodgeShell, Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Autogas LPGHGV parking available
Shell operate the filling station
Notes: Known locally as Loggans Moor services, originally it was just a Shell filling station and Little ChefHistory. The Premier Inn, adjoining pub and McDonald's all opened around 2003/4.

The Little Chef closed in 2004 due to increased competition. Travelodge then built a hotel in the former car park of the Little Chef in 2006 and plans were made for the Little Chef to reopen to coincide with the hotel opening.

However, the owners of Little Chef got into financial difficulties and the restaurant remains closed to this day.
 

Key

The following icons may be used on this page:

TRSAiconEastbound.gif - services are eastbound only (N = northbound, W = westbound, S = southbound)

TRSAiconoffline.gif - the services are accessed off a junction

TRSAicononline.gif - there are two services, on either side of the road

TRSAicon24hours.gif - some facilities open 24 hours

TRSAiconclosesatnight.gif - the services completely close at night

TRSAiconnoHGVs.gif - no HGV parking is available

TRSAiconfulldetails.gif - further information available on this link

TRSAiconMSA.gif - the services are actually part of a motorway service area

TRSAicontruckstop.gif - the services are actually part of a truckstop