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Wisley services


A3 between Kingston-upon-Thames and Guildford

Signposted from the road.


GU23 6PT

map and directions


Two sites staggered between junctions, with no public connection between them.


A pair of coffee shops near the M25. The southbound side has a long exit road which is used to park HGVs.


Catering: Starbucks Outdoor Space: on both sides: Grass verges only (extreme care needed)
plus northbound only: public footpath connection
Forecourt: BP, Marks and Spencer Food, Wild Bean Café, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars, with short stay HGV parking available on the southbound side only along the exit slip road.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Ripley By Pass
GU23 6PT

Trivia and History

Wisley Little Chef.jpg
The refurbished Little Chef.

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Opened by Happy Eater 1983
Converted to Little Chef 1996
Northbound became Starbucks 2007
Southbound became Starbucks 2017

The service area here was an example of Happy Eater stepping up a gear with their business.

Happy Eater opened their first branch on what is now the old A3 in Send in 1974, which they called 'Ripley'. The Wisley Bypass opened in 1976 and would have seen passing trade drop, but Happy Eater appeared to be content with that. This contentment only lasted for a few more years until they decided in 1983 to move the Ripley branch to the new A3, where a dual-sided service area was built with Happy Eaters on both sides. By now many other Happy Eaters had opened, and it was clear they wanted to focus on major roads and keep all their buildings in the same style.

One of these two new Happy Eaters was the 50th to open at the time. To celebrate this and the investment, Princess Michael of Kent was invited to a promotion event in the restaurant in March 1985.

These restaurants were converted to Little Chefs, which gained Burger Kings in 1996.

The northbound restaurantHistory was the first to close in 2007, later becoming a Starbucks store. The southbound Little ChefHistory received a thorough refurbishment as part of Wonderfully British, where it gained a Good To Go. It closed in summer 2017 and was converted by Euro Garages to a Starbucks.

The filling stations were redeveloped by BP in the late 1990s. BP currently hold planning permission on the northbound side to demolish the forecourt sales shop and replace it with a new two-storey sales building with upstairs seating for Wild Bean Café customers.


Cobham (M25 east, 5 miles)
Heston (M4 east, 21 miles)
Beaconsfield (M40 north, 27 miles)
Toddington (M1 north, 54 miles)
South Mimms (M25 north, 44 miles)
Services on the A3Eashing (southbound, 11 miles)
Liphook (22 miles)

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