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Hinckley services


A5 northbound at Hinckley

Signposted from the road.


LE10 3ED

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

This is the forecourt on Watling Street. For the planned service area by the M69, see Stretton Point.

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, note that 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

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:
Watling Street
LE10 3ED

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 planned to add an 80-seat restaurant to the south of the filling station in 1995, but this plan was refused and later withdrawn.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.


North of here is Hinckley's southbound partner, a former BP site that is positioned on the southbound 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, causing some confusion.

In between those two was the Hinckley branch of Little ChefHistory, which was also on the southbound side. It closed in around 2005 and went on to become Auntie Ruth's Kitchen, then Bengal Chef and then Vanna's Café.


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