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Bobbing Corner services


A249 at Sittingbourne
(also accessible to traffic on the B2006)

Signposted from the road.



map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

Named after the neighbouring village of Bobbing is this service area, located on the Sittingbourne Bypass.


Catering: Bobbing Apple Brewers Fayre, McDonald's Drive Thru Amenities: Premier Inn, Children's Play Area (at Brewers Fayre) Outdoor Space: Children's Play Area (at Brewers Fayre); No grass space; public footpath connections Charging Points: InstaVolt 120kW CCS & 50kW CHAdeMO Forecourt: ASDA Express, Costa Express, Rollover, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available at all facilities for cars. No HGV parking is available.

Parking within the McDonald's car park is limited to 90 minutes maximum stay and is strictly enforced by MET Parking.

Parking within the shared Brewers Fayre and Premier Inn car parks is free for customers and hotel guests when you provide your vehicle registration number at the bar or hotel reception. Chargeable parking is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the YourParkingSpace app using location code 1025. These fees are strictly enforced by ParkMaven.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Sheppey Way

Trivia and History

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The McDonald's Drive Thru restaurant at Bobbing Corner.

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McDonald's opened 1999
Brewers Fayre, Travel Inn and BP opened 2000
Forecourt becomes Co-op site 2009
Forecourt acquired by Asda 2023

The layout of the Bobbing Junction on the Iwade Bypass left space in the corner, on the site of Bobbing Court Cottages on what was Bobbing Court Farm, which would soon be used by a service area.

Planning and Opening

Outline planning permission for a service area was granted to BP in 1992, while the bypass was still under construction. Margram picked up the plan in 1996.

The first facility, a McDonald's drive-thru restaurant, opened here in November 1999 and Whitbread later provided the Bobbing Apple branch of Brewers Fayre as well as a 40-bed Travel Inn hotel in January 2000. It wasn't until later in 2000 when Margram provided the forecourt under their Petromar name as a Somerfield branded site, with BP providing the fuel.

Recent Developments

The pub-restaurant rebranded to Brewsters shortly after opening, reverting back to Brewers Fayre in 2005. The hotel also gained a 22-bed extension in its own detached building in 2007, rebranding to Premier Inn in the same year.

The pub-restaurant had been planned to become one of Whitbread's Taybarn's all-you-can-eat restaurants in 2009, but this didn't happen.

Following the acquisition of Somerfield by The Co-operative Group in 2009, the site rebranded to Co-op Food. In 2011, Co-op Group partnered with Texaco, which saw the site change to their brand, retaining the Co-op Food store. The site later rebranded back to Co-op Petrol in late 2016.

An InstaVolt electric vehicle charging points was installed in the McDonald's car park in March 2022.

Following Asda's acquisition of the Co-op Petrol estate in August 2023, the filling station was rebranded to Asda Express on 3 November 2023.


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