A petrol station on the outskirts of Northampton, offering one of the more unusual restaurant options at a service area.
Catering: Domino's Outdoor Space: Small grass area next to site entrance (caution needed); public footpath connections Forecourt: Shell, Select, Costa Express, Deli by Shell, Car Wash, Free Cash Machine
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. 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
As early as 1978, land was designated for a north-eastbound service area here, next to the cottages. It was later connected to London Road and had the direct exit back onto the A45 closed.
The restaurant was built by Little Chef, which opened in 1988 and closed in 1996, gaining an additional Burger King unit. It reopened in 1999 and closed again in 2005. Little Chef knew the place as 'Collingtree services', but Shell now refer to it as their Northampton site. Little Chef had operated it in tandem with Grange Farm.
The former Little Chef building was later divided down the middle, becoming a Domino's Pizza store and a sub-let. The Domino's Pizza store claimed to be home to Domino's' 'UK and International Manager of the Year' in 2009.
Shell hold planning permission to demolish the existing sales building, car wash and HGV pumps and erect a new, larger sales building along with wider HGV fuelling lanes. A small HGV parking area is also set to be introduced.
There is a Toby Carvery and Travelodge next door to the service area, but they are separate from it.
|Grange Farm (southbound, ½ mile)|
Northampton (M1 north, 4 miles)
|Services on the A45||Nene Valley (6 miles)|