Bobbing Corner services
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 Amenities: Children's Play Area, Children's Play Area, Premier Inn Outdoor Space: No grass space; public footpath connections Charging Points: InstaVolt 120kW CCS & 50kW CHAdeMO Forecourt: Co-op Petrol, Co-op Food, Costa Express, Rollover, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine
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.
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Trivia and History
The service area here is actually located on the former single carriageway section of the A249 Sheppey Way and is built upon land that was once part of the Bobbing Court Farm.
Planning and Opening
Outline planning permission for a service area on the site of the former Bobbing Court Cottages was first granted to BP in 1992 for a service area including filling station, diner and hotel, around the time when the A249 in this area was being upgraded to a dual carriageway.
Margram later picked up the plans 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 restaurants 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.
2 InstaVolt electric vehicle charging points was installed in the McDonald's car park in March 2022.
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