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Milford services


A11 northbound before Fiveways Roundabout

Signposted from the road.


IP28 6AS

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

The little Milford forecourt comes immediately before the big Fiveways Roundabout, on the A11 northbound.


Catering: Five Guys Drive Thru Outdoor Space: Very small grass verge by restaurant; public footpath connections 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.

The road signs state that no HGV access is permitted, even though HGV fuel is advertised.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
A11 Milford Service Area
Barton Mills
Bury St. Edmunds
IP28 6AS

Trivia and History

Two coaches stopped outside an AJ's branded restaurant.
Coaches parked outside the Milford AJ's restaurant in 1993.

The Milford forecourt - its name referring to the mill nearby - was built in the 1960s.

After the A11 was upgraded to a dual carriageway in 1986, the site soon gained an AJ's Family Restaurant. At the time the forecourt was branded Fina, who called it Milford services.

The AJ's was broken into on 31 August 1992 when thieves forced entry into the building and stole £400, the contents of a gaming machine and keys to the restaurant.

The AJ's became the Barton Mills North branch of Little ChefHistory in 1998. It was a partner to the Little Chef on the opposite side of the road, called Barton Mills South.

At one point, the Little Chef gained a takeaway service. The restaurant closed in February 2012 as part of Little Chef's major cutbacks, with this site chosen no-doubt because there was another one over the road. The building was purchased by Corsey UK in 2015 and became home to the Pancake and Waffle Shack, which closed on 6 July 2022 due to financial issues.

The filling station later changed from Fina to Total, gaining a Night & Day store. Following Total's nationwide shutdown, the site was acquired by Rontec in 2013 who rebranded the site to Esso and introduced their own branded Shop'N Drive store to the site. Rontec later rebranded the site from Esso to BP in 2018.

Five Guys took over the empty restaurant building in late 2022, opening their second UK drive-thru restaurant here on 2 October 2023. This is also the company's first presence on the roadside. They will now be adding 18 spaces to the car park.


Newmarket (10 miles)Services on the A11Barton Mills (Fiveways) (¼ mile)