This is Stretton-on-Fosse. For Stretton-under-Fosse, see Harborough Magna.
Rowborough Garage offers a petrol station by the side of the A429. Official services signs are provided on the main road.
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.
Stretton on Fosse
Trivia and History
The filling station was built between 1955 and 1974 (probably towards the end of that era) and was known locally as Rowborough Garage, after the adjacent Rowborough (Roughborough) Farm. The garage was joined by the Stretton-on-Fosse branch of Little Chef in 1976, with the filling station offering Jet fuels at the time.
The Little Chef restaurant closed in about 2006 and became Cotswold Spice. This closed and became Café Bangla, then Pitstop Café, and more recently Cotswold Cars, before becoming vacant again in 2020.
The land was put up for sale in July 2019, as the landowner was retiring. The forecourt was broken into on 15 July 2019. A vehicle was used to ram the sales shop and caused significant damage, meaning the place was closed and left empty.
The site reopened in summer 2020 and was finally sold to AKV Garages in January 2021, who reopened the forecourt and extended the sales building introducing a Costa Express machine. They later also added Nisa Local branding.
A tired road sign on the A429 has several covered-up sections, as the facilities have changed over time. It continues to suggest that accommodation is available here.
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