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East Horndon services


A127 eastbound at Halfway House, East Horndon

(Limited road signage.)


CM13 3LL

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Single site located at a junction (no turning allowed)

A choice between an old pub and a refurbished coffee shop, at the East Horndon exit.


Catering: Starbucks, The Halfway Housewebsite Hotel: Travelodgebook

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:
Arterial Road
West Horndon
CM13 3LL

Trivia and History

Starbucks café.
The former Little Chef is now a Starbucks.

The Halfway House Pub was built in the 1930s, next to Keepers Cottage, on the Southend Arterial Road by its junction with Brentwood Road. The building next to it became an independent restaurant, and there was a petrol station there too. There was an additional restaurant and filling station on the westbound side.

In 1968 the remaining restaurant was purchased by Little ChefHistory to become their East Horndon branch. In 1982 they rebuilt it. A Little Chef Lodge was built in what was the back garden in 1985, which is now Travelodge. The Little Chef gained the Little Chef Choices refurbishment in 2002, whereby Harry Ramsden's and Caffè Ritazza were added, but were later removed. A Coffee Tempo! was also later added.

Little Chef was acquired by Euro Garages in 2017, who closed the restaurant here and refurbished the building into a Starbucks store.

Meanwhile, the westbound side became a nightclub called Elliot's (later Twighlites) before closing in the mid-1980s, leaving behind two derelict buildings. Since closing, there have been several plans to redevelop the westbound site, including a full service area proposed by both Petrofina and Burmah Oil during the early 1990s. There had also been plans to turn the building into a restaurant and a car sales showroom, but the building was the victim of an arson attack in the mid-1990s which saw interest in the site decline. The site was later hidden from view by large advertisement boards alongside the sliproads during the 2000s. The derelict buildings were finally demolished in 2019, when a new housing development was built. The new housing development now sits on its own private road named 'Elliots Close', after the original night club.


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