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Eynsham services

Location:

A40 Eynsham Road

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

OX29 4EN

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Two sites located on either side of the road (turning possible).


A pair of petrol stations either side of Eynsham Roundabout.

Facilities

Both petrol stations are accessible in both directions.

Acre Hill

The west site is positioned on the eastbound carriageway. No toilet facilities are available, no HGV access is available, and it closes at night.

Outdoor Space: No grass space Forecourt: Esso, Tesco Express, Costa Express, Free Cash Machine

Eynsham East

The east site is positioned on the westbound carriageway.

Outdoor Space: Grass verge only Charging Points: GeniePoint 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 43kW Type 2 Forecourt: BP, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover, Car Wash

Parking Prices

Short-stay car parking is provided at both sites.

No HGV parking is available, although Eynsham East (closer to the westbound side) is accessible to HGVs.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Eynsham Filling Station
Eynsham
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX29 4EN

🌍 Operators & Official Websites:


Trivia and History

A shop sign saying J&S Motorcycle Clothing, on an old Little Chef restaurant building.
The old westbound Little Chef is now a motorcycle showroom.

The two filling stations were built on small parcels of land left over when the road was built. Both sites opened in around 1984 with the eastbound site branded as Jet.

The original Eynsham branch of Little Chef was positioned a little to the west of both of these. It opened in around 1974 and closed in 1986, when it moved to two new buildings. The old one became a bungalow, but is now a restaurant.

Split Sites

The plan was to build a new Little Chef restaurant and lodge to the east of what's now Tesco/Esso (a site called 'Wasties Garage'), but instead a restaurant was built at the eastbound service area, which became known as Acre Hill service station. This Little Chef gained a Burger King, but became a restaurant and is now a car dealership after closing in around 2005.

While that one was being built, another new Little Chef was built at the westbound services, which also closed at the same time. It later became Rumblin' Tums Café before closing in 2010 and becoming the motorcycle accessories shop. A snack bar usually sits in the car park too.

One of the two new Little Chefs was celebrated as being their 250th branch to open.

Meanwhile, in 1990 two different developers also applied to build new services on the A40: one north-west of the Lower Road roundabout and one west of Cuckoo Lane.

Forecourt Development

The eastbound filling station went onto become an Esso filling station gaining a Tesco Express store in 2002. Confusingly, under Tesco ownership, the Acre Hill service station has been renamed Eynsham service station, the same name as the existing BP site.

The eastbound filling station received a major refurbishment from Esso in 2016.

Meanwhile, the westbound filling station was owned by Malthurst under the Total brand. Ir was acquired by MRH in around 2012, who rebranded it to BP.

MRH added their own-brand Hursts to the site in 2018. Following the merger of MRH and MFG, this became an MFG site in late 2018, and in 2020, they rebranded the store to Londis.

MFG are now seeking to completely demolish their forecourt, to provide new facilities in its place. This will include four electric vehicle charging points, four parking spaces and a new sales shop with a Greggs store inside it.

Alternatives

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Oxford (13 miles)
Peartree (A44, 5 miles)
Services on the A40Ducklington (6 miles)
Witney (6 miles)