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Feering services

Location:

A12 north-eastbound between J24 and J25

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

CO5 9EL

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.



A pair of facilities on the A12, staggered some distance apart.

Facilities

Catering: Burger King, Greggs Main Amenities: Free Cash Machine Hotel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Esso, Londis, Subway, Costa Express, f'real Milkshakes, Rollover, Tango Ice Blast, Air1 AdBlue

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:
London Road
Feering
Colchester
Essex
CO5 9EL


Trivia and History

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The Little Chef, pictured in 2011.

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Opened by Happy Eater 1986
Rebranded Little Chef 1996
Rebranded EG Diner 2018
Rebranded EG Group 2019

Although Feering services is only available on the northbound side, there is a Shell forecourt called Doggetts Lane close by on the southbound side. It was built on the site of The Trowel and Hammer and The Spaniard pubs, but it isn't officially signposted as a service area.

The first facility in the vicinity of Feering services was St Christopher Garage. It was positioned to the west, right by where the entrance from Kelvedon joins. This later took on Texaco branding, and is now the dwelling called St Christopher Bungalow.

An independent diner was built a little north-east of here. In 1986, this was bought by Happy Eater who demolished the building and re-built it. The new building had stone-effect walls, and a Happy Eater weather vane which outlived the restaurant.

In 1990, Trusthouse Forte were granted planning permission to add a 40-bed Travelodge to the site however this wasn't added until 1995.

In 1996, the restaurant became the Feering branch of Little ChefHistory. In May 2015 the restaurant received the Wonderfully British refurbishment, gaining a Burger King in the process.

In January 2017, Euro Garages purchased the site but only purchased the rights to the Little Chef brand for a year so in January 2018 they rebranded it to EG Diner.

In August 2018 the EG Diner and Burger King both closed. The building was refurbished and reopened in January 2019 with Burger King and Greggs stores.

Forecourt History

Plans to relocate the filling station to be sited next to the restaurant date back to 1992 when Texaco submitted plans for this. They also submitted plans in 1995 but both sets of plans were later withdrawn. Eventually, in 1997, Texaco moved to a new larger site next to the Little Chef. The old filling station was partially demolished and became the bungalow. Its entrance remains as a driveway while the old exit has been grassed over. The new filling station had Star Market branding.

In the mid-2000s, the filling station was sold to Total. In late 2012, Total then sold the site to Esso following Total's nationwide shutdown.

In late 2015, Esso sold the site to MRH who in 2016 redeveloped the site and reopened the site with their own-brand Hursts and a Subway store featured inside.

In 2018, the site was acquired by MFG following the merger of MRH and MFG. In 2020, MFG rebranded the store to Londis.

Alternatives

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