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Dreghorn services


A720 at the Dreghorn exit

Signposted from the road.


EH13 9QR

(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.

A coffee shop and service area positioned on the Edinburgh City Bypass at the Dreghorn Link junction.


Catering: Starbucks Amenities: Travelodge Outdoor Space: Grass patches around forecourt entrance Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

Parking in the shared Starbucks and Travelodge car park is limited to 2 hours maximum stay and guests of the hotel must register their vehicle registration number with reception in order to gain free parking during their stay.

These restrictions are strictly enforced by APCOA Parking.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Dreghorn Link
City of Edinburgh
EH13 9QR

Trivia and History

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Little Chef signs outside the service area, pictured in 2005.

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Opened by Forte's Little Chef 1989?
Sold to Granada 1996
Restaurant closed by KFG 2013
Starbucks opened by Euro Garages 2016

Dreghorn services is also known as Swanston services.

The service area was first opened in 1989/90 by Forte, as part of the completion of the Edinburgh City Bypass. It offered a filling station, a Little ChefHistory and a Travelodge. In addition to the standard signing, a local farmer was paid to advertise the service area from beside the road.

Forte added Scotland's only Coffee Stop to the Little Chef. With Granada taking over Forte, they extended the restaurant to add a Burger King in place of the Coffee Stop. This closed in the mid-2000s.

The Little Chef restaurant closed on 30 December 2013 and remained empty until spring 2016, when it was refurbished by Euro Garages.

Colin Beattie MP opened the building as a new Starbucks store on 27 April 2016. There had been plans for a Subway to join the Starbucks café in the former Burger King unit, but the unit was later converted into a regional KFC training centre for EG Group in early 2022.

The Shell forecourt underwent a major refurbishment in July 2016, reopening on 11 November 2016 with new pumps and an extended sales building. Shell also now hold planning permission to add four electric vehicle charging points here.


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