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Bobbing Corner services


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

Signposted from the road.



(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.

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


Catering: Brewers Fayre (Bobbing Apple), McDonald's Drive Thru Main Amenities: Indoor & Outdoor Play Area Hotel: Premier Inn Charging Points: InstaVolt 120kW CCS & 50kW CHAdeMO Forecourt: Co-op Petrol, Co-op Food, Costa Express, Rollover, AdBlue Containers, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available 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.

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

The service area here is built upon land that was once part of the Bobbing Court Farm, and replaced the Bobbing Court Cottages.

The site was first proposed by BP in 1992 for a service area including filling station, diner and hotel which was partly granted permission on an appeal decision. The plans were later picked up by Margram in 1996, who were granted renewal planning permission for the site.

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

The pub-restaurant later rebranded to Brewers Fayre in 2005, with the hotel gaining a 22-bed extension in its own detached building in 2007. The hotel also became a Premier Inn in the same year. The pub-restaurant had also been planned to become one of Whitbread's all-you-can-eat restaurant known as Taybarn's 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 teamed up with Texaco, which saw the site rebranded to the brand, retaining the Co-op Food store. The site later rebranded back to Co-op Petrol in late 2016.

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


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