This is the service area on the A77 near Ayr. For the site near Edinburgh, see Monktonhall.
A pub, hotel and petrol station at the Dutch House Roundabout near Prestwick Airport.
Catering: Monkton Lodge Brewers Fayre Amenities: Premier Inn, Children's Play Area Outdoor Space: Grass area in front of forecourt; Children's Play Area Charging Points: bp pulse 150kW CCS & 100kW CHAdeMO Forecourt: BP, M&S Simply Food, Wild Bean Café, Free Cash Machine
Short stay customer parking is available for cars at all facilities, with a large vehicle parking bay available next to the forecourt.
Use of the forecourt parking areas is limited to 30 minutes maximum stay from entry to exit and is strictly enforced by BP.
Parking within the Brewers Fayre and Premier Inn car parks is free for customers and hotel guests only, and you must provide your vehicle registration to the restaurant or hotel to claim this. Chargeable parking is also available between 8am and 6pm, 7 days a week at the cost of £2 for up to 3 hours and £5 for up to 10 hours. Fees can be paid via the Horizon Spaces app, using location code 5011.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
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Trivia and History
Planning for a service area on the fields to the south of the Dutch House Roundabout started in the late 1980s, with BP the first to propose a forecourt and restaurant in 1988. A rival plan came from Esso in 1989 for a forecourt, restaurant and hotel, but both plans were refused.
BP eventually received planning permission in 1993 for a forecourt, restaurant and hotel, which were built, opening in 1994 as a BP forecourt, Travel Inn and the 'Monkton Lodge' branch of Brewers Fayre.
The Brewers Fayre restaurant was the victim of a major fire on 2 April 2000, which saw 50 firefighters spend more than 5 hours tackling the blaze. Following the fire, the restaurant was demolished and replaced with the building we see today, opening later in the same year.
Both the hotel and restaurant gained extensions in the early 2000s, with the hotel rebranding to Premier Inn in 2007. The forecourt sales building also gained an extension in 2008, with the site becoming a BP Connect site and gaining a M&S Simply Food store and Wild Bean Café.
Two BP Pulse electric vehicle charging points were installed here in 2020 but, due to power supply issues, didn't go live until early 2023.
Although 'Services' is used as a destination on the roundabout signs, Monkton is not formally signed from the A77. It does have some signage on the A78, which weirdly puts an emphasis on its "business facilities".
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