A group of new facilities to the north of Shrewsbury.
Catering: Burger King Drive Thru, Greene King Pubs (Two Henrys), Starbucks Drive Thru Amenities: Children's Play Area, Children's Play Area, Free Cash Machine, Travelodge Forecourt: BP, SPAR, Subway, Costa Express, AdBlue Containers, Car Wash, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
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Robert Jones Way
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Trivia and History
The name of the roundabout, service station and pub-restaurant here refers to the Battle of Shrewsbury of 1403, which happened at approximately this location.
Plans for a service area here were first granted as far back as 1989 when a filling station, restaurant and hotel were proposed. Several proposals have been granted permission since then, with one application in 1992 naming Little Chef and Travelodge as planned occupants. In 2001, a separate application from the Whitbread Group proposed a 52-bed hotel and named Brewsters as the restaurant partner however this plan was later withdrawn.
Plans for the current facilities on site today first emerged in 2004 from Hurstwood Developments who proposed a hotel and pub-restaurant, with Margram proposing the filling station. The filling station was the first to open in 2005 as a BP site with a SPAR store, and opened shortly after the opening of the northern section of the Shrewsbury Bypass. This was followed in 2006 by The Two Henrys pub-restaurant, operated by Hardys and Hansons, and a Travelodge hotel, with this area being referred to as 'Hurstwood Service Park'. Shortly after opening, Hardys and Hansons and all of its assets were sold to Greene King, who rebranded the site in 2010 to one of their 'Eating Inns'. Greene King then rebranded the pub-restaurant to one of their pub and grills in 2019.
When the service area was planned, land was left to the east side of the development for further units to join the site. Outline planning permission was granted for these in 2006, with plans for two units surfacing in 2008. Both units were built and opened in 2010 as a Burger King Drive Thru and Starbucks Drive Thru.
One of the units was originally let to a Subway franchisee however in 2012 the forecourt was acquired by Blakemore Retail who added a Subway store within their sales building instead.
The road through the service area is named Robert Jones Way after Sir Robert Jones, a welsh orthopaedic surgeon who was well known for his work in Shropshire.
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