The site of the Battle of Shrewsbury now offers a group of facilities by the roundabout at the northern end of the Shrewsbury Bypass.
Catering: Burger King Drive Thru, Greene King Pubs (The Two Henrys), Starbucks Drive Thru Amenities: Travelodge, Children's Play Area (Wacky Warehouse), Free Cash Machine Outdoor Space: Children's Play Area; small grass area next to forecourt Forecourt: BP, SPAR, dailyDeli, Subway, Costa Express, iSqueeze Fresh OJ, Tango Ice Blast, Car Wash, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine
Short stay customer parking is available for cars at all facilities.
No official HGV parking is available, although HGVs unofficially park along Robert Jones Way.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Robert Jones Way
Trivia and History
The road through the service area is named Robert Jones Way after Sir Robert Jones, a Welsh orthopaedic surgeon who was known for his work in Shropshire.
Permission for the service area was first granted in 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from the Whitbread Group proposed a 52-bed hotel and named Brewsters as the restaurant partner, but this plan was later withdrawn.
Plans for the current facilities first emerged in 2004 when Hurstwood Developments 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, followed by 'The Two Henrys' pub-restaurant, operated by Hardys & Hansons, and a Travelodge hotel in 2006. At this point, the area was 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.
Land had been 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 respectively.
One of the units was originally let to a Subway franchisee, but in 2012 the forecourt was acquired by Blakemore Retail, who added a Subway store within their sales building instead.
|Whitchurch (25 miles)
|Services on the A49
|Shrewsbury (7 miles)
Stirchley (A442 south, 17 miles)