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Buckingham services

Location:

A421 Buckingham Bypass
(also accessible to traffic in the A413)

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

MK18 1SH

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.


This roundabout on the outskirts of Buckingham offers a number of shops, forecourts and hotels, including the service station offer.

Facilities

Catering: Starbucks Drive Thru Amenities: Travelodge Outdoor Space: Grass area at back of car park; public footpath connections Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Car Wash, Jet Wash

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles, with a dedicated large vehicle parking area located opposite the forecourt.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Mount Pleasant Service Station
London Road
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
MK18 1SH


Trivia and History

Brick building with a 'bolt-on' drive-thru window, with a Starbucks sign on top.
The new Starbucks store utilises the former Little Chef building.

The site was planned in 1987 by Action 2000 and Forte. It opened in June 1991 with a Fina forecourt, named Mount Pleasant services. This was joined by the Buckingham branch of Little Chef. There was a plan to build a Travelodge here too, but this wasn't taken forward.

The restaurant was extended to gain a Burger King in 1996 but the building closed shortly after. It reopened in 1999 but closed again in 2008.

The Travelodge finally opened in 2003, and is clearly newer than most of their roadside hotels.

The forecourt became Total and is now Shell, with the current owners preferring to call it 'Buckingham services'. It is often confused with the EG Group site one mile to the west: that one is not part of an official service area.

The empty Little Chef building was converted into a Starbucks Drive Thru store by franchisee 23.5 Degrees in summer 2023, after the building sat dormant for 15 years. The new store opened on 15 December 2023 and features a new 'bolt-on' box to the back of the building to house the drive-thru window. Meanwhile, Shell are currently adding six electric vehicle charging points behind the forecourt under its own solar canopy, with the chargers set to go live in early 2024.

Alternatives

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Cherwell Valley (A43 south, 12 miles)Services on the A421Marston Moretaine (21 miles)
Deanshanger (A422 east, 6 miles)