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Thinking about Christmas?

Motorway services are still open for snacks, fuel and toilets - more details.


Cross Hands services

Location:

A48 between the M4 and Carmarthen
(also accessible to traffic on the A476)

Signposted from the road? Eastbound only

Postcode:

SA14 6RD

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.



An unusual set-up: the services are signed from the A48 eastbound but not westbound, despite being positioned to the south of the road. It fights off competition from the McDonald's opposite.

Facilities

Catering: Starbucks Hotel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Esso, Shop'N Drive, Costa Express, West Cornwall Pasty Co, AdBlue4You, Car Wash, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

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.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Llandeilo Road
Cross Hands
Llanelli
Carmarthenshire
SA14 6RD


Trivia and History

Little Chef Cross Hands.
The former Little Chef building now plays home to a regular coffee shop.

The service area was built in 1989, along with the lengthy upgrade to the A48. At the time it had a dedicated exit off the roundabout which only served the Elf forecourt, Little Chef restaurant and a Travelodge hotel (sometimes advertised as Little Chef Lodge), but it was clearly designed to attract more development. A small tourist information centre was built by the exit.

The end of the millennium brought major changes to Cross Hands with the Little Chef gaining a Burger King franchise in 1999, which was intended to become a drive thru. The tourist information centre also closed in the same year, later being demolished, and the forecourt changed to Total.

The Burger King later closed and was left empty before the Little Chef was the victim to a cull of unprofitable branches in January 2012 and also closed. The building was later taken over by Euro Garages to become the Starbucks.

Following the nationwide shutdown of Total in 2012, the forecourt was acquired by Rontec who rebranded the site to Esso and introduced their Shop'N Drive store.

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