In the shadow of the Thickthorn park and ride is this small service area.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars at all facilities. No HGV parking is available.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
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Trivia and History
The site was built in the early 1990s at the same time as the Norwich Bypass, and is widely known as Norwich services.
Forte built the service area as a restaurant, hotel and forecourt operation. The site opened with the new Norwich branch of Little Chef alongside a Travelodge hotel and Fina filling station. The Little Chef went on to gain a Burger King and in 2002 it became a Little Chef Choices, gaining a Harry Ramsden's and Caffè Ritazza. These were later removed.
The restaurant building was acquired by Euro Garages in 2017, along with the rights to use the Little Chef name for a year. No plans were put in place to replace it so in 2018 it had to become EG Diner. The building closed in October 2018 for refurbishment, reopening in December 2018 with a refurbished Burger King and new Greggs and Subway stores.
Following the coronavirus lockdowns in 2020, Euro Garages permanently closed the Greggs store.
3 IONITY electric vehicle charging points were added to the Shell forecourt in October 2021, with plans for a further 3 chargers at a later date.
A McDonald's opened opposite the service area in early 2018 but this isn't part of the signed service area, and instead competes with it.
|Attleborough (9 miles)||Services on the A11||none|
|Swaffham (24 miles)||Services on the A47||Acle (16 miles)|
|Snetterton (16 miles)||EG Group services||Acle (16 miles)|
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