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Hovefield services


A127 eastbound at Wickford

Signposted from the road.


SS12 9HZ

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Single site located at a junction (no turning allowed).

As the A127 nears Southend it has time for one more eastbound service station, positioned at a turning into an industrial estate.


Amenities: Revolution Laundry Outdoor Space: No grass space; public footpath connections Charging Points: Shell Recharge by Osprey 150kW CCS & 50kW CHAdeMO Forecourt: Shell, Mace, Costa Express

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:
A127 Services
Arterial Road
SS12 9HZ

Trivia and History

A brick building with signs saying Stone Nation on it.
The former Little Chef is now home to a flooring company.

There was a house on Hovefields Avenue which became a garage in the 1930s. This moved to the other side of the junction in the 1980s. It used to be possible to access the garage in both directions thanks to two gaps in the central reservation, but these have been filled.

The Nevendon branch of Little Chef opened here in 1990 and closed in around 2005. It then became 127diner, Porky's Diner, Café Manhattan, Road House The Diner in 2012 before closing in 2015. The site was later converted to a flooring showroom, Stone4Home, in 2017.

The filling station was previously branded Jet until the early 2010s, when it was rebranded to Shell. The shop has been branded Mace throughout both of these, and continues to be a rare example of Mace on the roadside to this day.

Osprey installed a Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging point here in May 2021, with this site marking their new partnership with Shell.

Revolution Laundry added one of their machines to the forecourt in August 2023.


East Horndon (eastbound, 7 miles)Services on the A127Orsett (A13, 11 miles)