Spur End services
A3060 eastbound at Cooper Dean
Signposted from the road.
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Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.
Nestled in the corner of the Royal Hospital Bournemouth is this rare example of a signposted service station that sits deep within an urban area. The "Services" signs direct traffic towards the restaurants.
The facilities are easily accessed from the A338 Bournemouth Spur Road via the Castle Lane Roundabout, but not signposted from it, so the provision of a full signposted service area remains a secret for local traffic on the A3060.
Catering: Burger King Drive Thru, Toby Carvery Amenities: Travelodge Outdoor Space: Grass verges only; public footpath connections Forecourt: Esso, Budgens, Costa Express, Jet Wash
Short stay customer parking is available for cars at all facilities. No HGV parking is available.
Parking within the Burger King car park is limited to 90 minutes maximum stay and is strictly enforced by Civil Enforcement Ltd.
Customers of Toby Carvery and Travelodge are also required to provide their registration number to comply with their parking policy, which is strictly enforced by Euro Car Parks.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Spur End Service Station
771 Castle Lane East
- 🗺 Grid reference: SZ124941
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Trivia and History
The exit from the service area is based on the original alignment of Throop Road, which was broken up when the Wessex Way was built. This left a short section isolated, including some properties called Butler's Cottages. These were demolished in the early 1990s when the service area was built.
It opened with a BP filling station, which was joined by The Starfish pub and a Burger King Drive Thru in 1996, which at the time of opening was a rare example of a Burger King drive thru in England.
The filling station went onto receive a major redevelopment in late 2000, gaining a larger sales building which later became a SPAR store. Meanwhile, The Starfish pub and indoor play area both closed in the early 2000s and became a Toby Carvery restaurant, with its indoor play area becoming an Innkeepers Lodge. The Innkeepers Lodge later became a Travelodge in the early 2010s.
The filling station was also rebranded to Esso in 2016, with the SPAR store rebranding to Budgens in 2019.