A large forecourt and hotel on the A444. It can be accessed by traffic travelling in either direction, but the exit leads inescapably to the A444 southbound.
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.
Trivia and History
The service area here was originally part of a dual-sided service area. The northbound side included the Nuneaton branch of Little Chef, which opened in March 1989 and closed in 2002, alongside a BP filling station whilst the southbound side included a BP forecourt and Travelodge hotel. The Travelodge opened in September 1989 with an opening ceremony attended by the Mayor of Bedworth, Tom Hargreaves.
By the mid-2000s, the northbound forecourt was abandoned and the former Little Chef had become Amid Palace. This site was soon under threat as plans were being developed to expand neighbouring residential areas. Despite plans to develop trade units, the northbound forecourt was eventually demolished to provide new access to the new Penns Croft residential development. The northbound restaurant was later extended, gaining Tracey's Café in 2010.
Around the same time, the southbound filling station became a BP Express site and gained a Wild Bean Cafe. The forecourt later gained a SPAR store and a Subway counter in 2015 following BP selling the site.
Applegreen acquired the site in 2018 and added a Greggs store in 2019 to replace the Subway store. In 2019 a number of Applegreen sites transferred to Welcome Break, but this one was excluded because it was too small.
There were plans in 2017 and 2018 to added a 21-bed hotel to the northbound side, but these were later withdrawn.
The fuel supply changed from BP to Applegreen's own fuel in April 2023. The shop also received a minor refit along with a new shop fascia.
|Appleby Magna (15 miles)||Services on the A444||none nearby|