The busy Buckbarn Crossroads has an unusual combination of a petrol station shop that is also a McDonald's drive thru.
Parking and use of the forecourt is limited to 20 minutes maximum stay and is strictly enforced by Horizon Parking whilst parking within the McDonald's car park is limited to 90 minutes maximum stay and is strictly enforced by MET Parking.
No HGV parking is available.
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 site is positioned on the site of Buck Barn Farm, which later became an engineering works. It was in the corner of an important crossroads, and was developed by Margram to became a service area in the 1970s. The original line of the crossroads is now part of the McDonald's car park.
The filling station was previously branded Total. They planned to redevelop the site to include a restaurant and a hotel in 1991, but that plan was later withdrawn.
Petromar redeveloped the site in 2001. They demolished the former Total filling station and building a new one, now branded BP, with an attached Somerfield store. The new sales building included the inter-connected McDonald's Drive Thru restaurant. The external layout is also unusual: it has a standard direct access from the A24 northbound, for which it is a service area, but it also has an entry from the A272 which wraps around the back of the site.
Over time, the Buck Barn Crossroads has been shortened to one word. A sign on the refurbished Co-op façade now welcomes customers to 'Buckbarn', although McDonald's still spell it as Buck Barn.
|Hop Oast (southbound, 4 miles)|
Horsham (5 miles)
Pease Pottage (A264, 14 miles)
Cobham (M25 west, 29 miles)
|Services on the A24||Ashington (5 miles)|
|Petersfield (33 miles)||Services on the A272||Jeremy's Corner (A23 northbound, 8 miles)|
Hickstead (A23 south, 8 miles)
Pease Pottage (A23 north, 14 miles)