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Maresfield services

Location:

A22 Maresfield Bypass at Black Down Roundabout
(also accessible to traffic on the A26)

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

TN22 5EP

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.


Also known as Blackdown services or Ashdown Forest services, this is a small site at the Black Down Roundabout.

Facilities

Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Outdoor Space: Grass verge only Charging Points: Shell Recharge 150kW CCS & 50kW CHAdeMO Forecourt: Shell, Little Waitrose & Partners at Shell Select, Deli by Shell, 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:
Maresfield By Pass
Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22 5EP

🌍 Operators & Official Websites:


Trivia and History

Closed restaurant building with boarded up windows.
The closed Little Chef restaurant, pictured in 2011.

When the Maresfield Bypass was built, provision was made for a service area here. The finished road had an embankment provided for the slip roads.

Norfolk House and Forte began drawing up plans in 1985. Norfolk House advertised a Kelly's Kitchen restaurant, which they intended to open in late 1990, in partnership with Fina. It eventually opened in 1998, with a Little Chef (Kelly's Kitchen's successor) restaurant and Total (Fina's successor) forecourt.

The Little Chef, which looked sunk down away from the road, used their newest generation of prefabricated building design, with what they called a "traditional look" and a fast construction time. It quickly gained a Burger King Drive Thru, but the whole building closed in 2010. There was a plan for it to be converted to a KFC, but it re-opened two years later as a McDonald's Drive Thru instead.

Since 2012 the petrol station has been branded Shell. The filling station reopened on 22 February 2019 after a major refurbishment, which saw the shop branded Little Waitrose & Partners. A Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging bay was added to the front of the forecourt in 2021.

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