Kilmington Cross services
One of MFG's latest acquisitions on the A35, which had been operating independently for many years beforehand. It is only signed as 'services' when travelling westbound, but is accessible from both sides.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
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Kilmington Cross Garage
Trivia and History
The workshop garage and service station on the crossroads has been there since at least the 1950s and was previously branded Esso. The filling station and restaurant were originally part of the same building in the centre of the site but they were later separated into two buildings in the late 1980s.
There have been several attempts since the 1990s to replace the workshop garage with houses however none of these have plans have been put into action.
The site was sold to SGN Retail in April 2022. Following the takeover, SGN Retail rebranded the store from Londis to Nisa Express. They also made improvements to the café and motel.
The forecourt, café and motel were sold to MFG in February 2023, to placate the Competition and Markets Authority. The Nisa Express store closed in mid-March 2023 and reopened as a Londis store on 31 March. The café then closed on 4 April and reopened on 18 May as a new Greggs store. A Subway store later joined the Greggs store on 2 November. The Revolution Laundry machine was removed as part of the acquisition but the motel remains and is operated independently.
The service area is not related to the Axminster Little Chef, which was positioned slightly west of here. The Ordnance Survey has chosen that one to be the marked service area, even though it's Kilmington Cross that is signposted.
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Picket Post (A31, 65 miles)
|Services on the A35
|Honiton (A30 westbound, 9 miles)
Exeter (M5 south, 24 miles)