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Bourne End services

Location:

A41 between Watford and Aylesbury

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

HP1 2SB

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.


A petrol station and fast food offer at the southern end of the A41.

Facilities

Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Amenities: Premier Inn Outdoor Space: Grass verge behind forecourt Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Car Wash, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars at all facilities. Short stay HGV parking is available on the Shell forecourt.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Stoney Lane
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1 2SB


Trivia and Design

The junction was built to serve the Bourne End Mills industrial estate, with space left for further development.

Shell are proposing to redevelop the site introducing new pumps, canopy and a larger sales building to the site. The works will also see the removal of the HGV parking bays in favour of more car parking spaces and the installation of four Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging bays.

Site History

Plans were being developed to add a service area to the new Berkhamsted Bypass years before the road opened in 1993.

Margram proposed to build a filling station, hotel, restaurant and parking areas for all vehicles here in 1992, receiving permission for this in March 1993. The service area opened later that year with a Travel Inn hotel and a BP filling station, with space left for a restaurant. McDonald's later added the missing restaurant in around 1995.

A Little Chef restaurant and Travelodge hotel were also proposed to be added on the far east of the site in the early 2000s, but despite securing planning permission in 2005, they were never built.

Old house building with a sign saying Complete Outdoors.
The former Bourne End branch of Little Chef, pictured in 2020 as Complete Outdoors sports shop.

During the 2000s, the site was rebranded to Total with a Bonjour store and also featured Café Nescafe for a time. The filling station was later acquired by Shell in 2012.

The McDonald's restaurant was extended in 2018.

Little Chef Bourne End

A Little Chef restaurant was positioned nearby in Bourne End village, which opened in around 1975 and closed in 1995, after the bypass opened. Margram were granted planning permission to add a Little Chef to the facilities here in summer 2000, but upon resubmitting amended plans in 2002 it was refused on road safety grounds. Margram resubmitted the 2002 plans in 2007, and this was again refused on the basis that the Little Chef wasn't needed.

The original building later became home to Complete Outdoors, which closed in September 2020. It was demolished in 2021 to make way for a new housing development.

Alternatives

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Breakspear Way (A414 east, 5 miles)Services on the A41Bicester (32 miles)