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Liphook services


A3 between Hindhead and Petersfield

Signposted from the road.


GU30 7TT

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Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.


A pair of filling stations near the Hindhead tunnel. The northbound side is much larger and includes a coffee shop and abandoned motel.


Catering: northbound only: Starbucks Charging Points: northbound only: GeniePoint 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2
and southbound only: Shell Recharge 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 43kW Type 2
Forecourt: Shell, Select, Little Waitrose & Partners, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles. No overnight parking is available.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Liphook Service Station
Liphook By-Pass
GU30 7TT

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and History

Little Chef Liphook.
The Little Chef.

This section of the A3 opened in 1992, and it was always going to be a target for Forte because they operated a Happy Eater on the old road in Rake. This reported a significant drop in trade as soon as the new road opened, and Forte expressed their intention to close it; it was gone by 1994.

Back in 1989, Forte had registered a plan to build a pair of Little ChefsHistory as part of a full service station here at Liphook, developed under the title Griggs Green service station. The northbound restaurant opened in winter 1994, accompanied by a Travelodge hotel. There was a long battle to build a southbound side which was given up in 2001.

In 2010, an independent plan for a 40-bed hotel and restaurant on the southbound side was granted planning permission but was never built.

The Little Chef closed in July 2012 and the Travelodge closed in August 2013 to become Metro Inns. The restaurant building was later purchased by 23.5 Degrees who opened their first and Starbucks's first ever franchise store in the building on 6 February 2013.

Metro Inns fell into rent arrears and closed on 24 July 2017. No buyer could be found for the hotel, and eventually plans were put forward to turn the hotel building into offices, while adding a drive thru to the existing coffee shop. These proposals were approved, but new plans were soon published that would see the hotel demolished and replaced with a drive thru McDonald's, with its own parking area.

Both filling stations underwent refurbishment in early 2018. Shell have proposed adding 16 new charging points to the southbound forecourt.

The Starbucks store is currently having a new drive-thru lane added around the existing building, with this expected to open in June 2022.


Eashing (southbound, 11 miles)
Wisley (22 miles)
Services on the A3Petersfield (9 miles)