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Centurion services


A417 between Gloucester and Cirencester

Signposted from the road.



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Single site located at a junction.

A garage positioned on the old Roman Road; easily accessed southbound but slightly more complicated when heading north.


Catering: Greggs, Subway Outdoor Space: Unkempt grass verge only Forecourt: BP, Londis, Costa Express, Dunkin' Donuts, f'real Milkshakes, Rollover

Parking Prices

First 60 minutes free for cars, after which you must pay £1 per hour, capped at 12 hours maximum stay. No HGV parking is available.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone. The location code is 805943.

The fees are strictly enforced by Euro Car Parks.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Centurion Garage
The Gables
Gloucester Road
Duntisbourne Abbotts

Trivia and History

bp filling station.
The bp filling station.

The petrol station first opened in around the 1950s, along with two dwellings called The Gables. One of these was extended in 1990 to become the Duntisbourne Abbotts branch of Little Chef. The forecourt was also branded Texaco at this time.

The Little Chef closed in around 2005 to become Olive's Family Restaurant, which itself closed in the late 2000s. The forecourt owners then acquired the building and attempted to keep the café trading, with the café becoming Highway Chef, A417 Chef, an American café and then back to the A417 Chef before being closed for good.

Following the closure of the Little Chef, part of the former car park was used to become a car sales area. This continued to be used for this purpose until 2020, with the site now left empty.

Plans emerged in 2008 to turn The Gables cottages and workshop garages here into a 15-bed hotel however these plans were refused.

The forecourt and restaurant were acquired by KSG in 2014, who rebranded the site to BP and added a Londis store. They sold them to Global Fuel UK Ltd in 2019, who added the site to their SGN Retail estate in late 2020. SGN rebranded the shop from Londis to Best-One, changing it again to Costcutter in early 2021.

The site was later acquired by MFG in February 2023 under a deal with the Competition and Markets Authority. The Costcutter store closed on 19 March 2023 and reopened on 31 March as a Londis.

MFG inherited planning permission to transform the former restaurant building and workshop garages into a café and shop, but this was later altered to allow two takeaway units to open in the existing restaurant space. These were later announced as Greggs and Subway, with the Greggs store opening on 12 October 2023 and the Subway store following on 16 November 2023. The Subway store is the first in the country to feature new self-order kiosks.

Having completed that task, MFG is now seeking to turn the unused area at the back of the car park into eight electric vehicle charging points and three jet washes.


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