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Rhostyllen services


A483 at J3
(also accessible to traffic on the A5152)

Signposted from the road.


LL14 4EJ

map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

The main service area on the A483 at Wrexham is now part of the Rhostyllen urban area.


Catering: Starbucks, Subway Amenities: Travelodge Outdoor Space: Small grass area by hotel; public footpath connections Forecourt: Esso, ASDA Express, Starbucks on the Go, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

First hour free for cars only, after which users must pay £2 for up to 4 hours or £7 for up to 24 hours. Hotel guests are entitled to a discounted rate for 24 hours parking, and this is charged at £4.

Prices can be paid using the pay and display machine at the hotel entrance or via the Horizon Spaces app using location code 50722 (50019 for hotel guests).

Starbucks customers are also entitled to 3 hours free parking by inputting their vehicle registration number into the tablet located in store.

The fees are strictly enforced by Horizon Parking.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Rhostyllen Service Station
Wrexham Road
LL14 4EJ

Trivia and History

An Esso forecourt with a SPAR store.
The Esso forecourt.

The new alignment for the A483 which was built in the 1980s included provision for a service area at Croesfoel Interchange. This opened in 1987 with an Esso filling station and the Wrexham branch of Little ChefHistory. This was then joined by a Little Chef Lodge a year later, which went on to become a Travelodge during the 1990s.

Following Granada's takeover of Little Chef in the mid-1990s, the site then gained a Burger King restaurant in an extension to the existing restaurant building. This closed in around 2007.

The Little Chef restaurant continued to trade until July 2012, when it was deemed to be underperforming by R Capital and closed. The building was acquired by Euro Garages in 2013 who added a Starbucks store in the former Little Chef space and a Subway franchise in the former Burger King space.

The forecourt gained a Snack & Shop store before Esso sold the site to Euro Garages in late 2012. Euro Garages rebranded the store to SPAR following the acquisition. The MID sign for the forecourt now also promotes the Subway store which can confuse customers by allowing them to assume the Subway is situated inside the forecourt shop.

The SPAR store rebranded to the ASDA On the Move on 25 April 2023, later becoming part of the Asda Express estate on 30 November 2023.


Ruabon (northbound, 4 miles)
Gledrid (8 miles)
Services on the A483Chester (M56 east, 22 miles)