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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.

Trusthouse Forte gained planning permission in 1990 to add a 40-bed Travelodge to the site however this wasn't added until 1995.

The restaurant became the Feering branch of Little ChefHistory in 1996, later gaining the Wonderfully British refurbishment and a Burger King in May 2015. The site continued to trade until January 2018 when Euro Garages' rights to use the Little Chef name expired so they rebranded it to EG Diner.

The EG Diner and Burger King both closed in August 2018 whilst the building was refurbished. The site reopened in January 2019 with a refurbished Burger King and new Greggs store.

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.

The filling station was sold to Total in the mid-2000s, who later sold the site to Esso following their nationwide shutdown in late 2012. Esso then sold the site to MRH in late 2015 who redeveloped the site in early 2016, adding their own-brand Hursts store and a Subway franchise inside a much larger sales building. MFG later rebranded the store to Londis in 2020 after acquiring MRH in 2018.

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