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Rowborough services


A429 Fosse Way at Stretton-on-Fosse

Signposted from the road.


GL56 9RE

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Single site located at the side of the road.

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.


Outdoor Space: No grass space Forecourt: Shell, Nisa Local, Costa Express

Parking Prices

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.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Rowborough Garage
Stretton on Fosse
GL56 9RE

Trivia and History

A single-storey, brick building, surrounded by gravel.
The former Little Chef restaurant, pictured in 2022.

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 garage gained a canopy in 1980, and it was redeveloped by Mobil to gain a sales kiosk in 1982. This was rebranded to BP in 1997, and it later became Shell.

The Little Chef restaurant closed in 2005, becoming Cotswold Spice in 2006. 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. In the same month, the forecourt was broken into on 15 July, with a vehicle used to ram the sales shop causing 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.

As of March 2024, works are currently underway on the former Little Chef restaurant. It is currently unknown what is set to happen to the former restaurant.

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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