A5 northbound at Hinckley
Signposted from the road.
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Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.
An old garage on Watling Street. It is only signed northbound, but can be used southbound. There is also an Applegreen forecourt to the south of here.
Although the site itself can accommodate lorries, the A5 has a 4.6 metre height restriction, immediately north of here.
Outdoor Space: Grass verge only (extreme caution needed) Forecourt: BP, Shop'N Drive, Chicago Town Pizza, Costa Express, West Cornwall Pasty Co., Jet Wash, Free Cash Machine
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.
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Trivia and History
This garage was built in the 1950s by Whitburn Autos, who offered NAFTA fuel. It was known as Lime Kilns Filling Station. The site became a Q8 filling station in 1987.
Snax 24 acquired the site in 1993, demolishing the former garage and redeveloping the site into a Fina forecourt. By the late 1990s this had become a BP forecourt.
Snax 24 also planned to add an 80-seat restaurant to the south of the filling station in 1995, but this plan was refused and later withdrawn. This parcel of land continues to remain empty to this day, though it is fenced off.
The site was acquired by Rontec in 2014, following their acquisition of Snax 24, and they introduced their Shop'N Drive branded store to the site.
To the north of here was the Hinckley branch of Little ChefHistory, which functioned as a signposted southbound equivalent to the BP garage. The Little Chef closed in around 2005 and went on to become Auntie Ruth's Kitchen, then Bengal Chef and then Vanna's Café.
North of that is Hinckley's southbound partner, a former BP site that is positioned on the opposite side of the road, though both forecourts are accessible to traffic in both directions. Thanks to a very strange post code boundary, the two both have the exact same post code.
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