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Trewint services

Location:

A30 eastbound between Launceston and Bodmin

Not signposted in advance.

Postcode:

PL15 7TF

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.


The forecourt at Trewint had been abandoned since the 2000s, but it reopened in June 2021.

Facilities

Catering: Charlie Brown's Diner Outdoor Space: Grass verge next to site exit (care needed) Forecourt: TotalEnergies, SPAR, Costa Express

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles.

Six overnight HGV parking spaces are available on a first come first serve basis and are charged at £15 per night.

Prices are paid in the shop.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Trewint service station
Trewint
Launceston
Cornwall
PL15 7TF


Trivia and Design

A red double decker bus which says Eat On The Bus.
The diner on the bus next to the SPAR store.

There are records of Trewint Garage going back to the early 1930s, when it was positioned on the old, single carriageway A30. It became derelict in the 2000s. The sales shop was a converted dwelling, and a converted bus trades in the car park as a takeaway and sit-down diner. There had been plans to add a restaurant, toilets and picnic area in 1988.

The wider site is much larger, and has been used as HGV parking in the past, where it was advertised as 'Trewint Truck Stop'. The main building was also a 13 bedroom hotel.

The landowners came forward in early 2020, saying they still had a licence to operate the petrol station and wanted to bring it back into use. Highways England were keen to see the facility reopened, and had been hostile to past suggestions that the land could be redeveloped for other purposes, as they wanted another service area to take the pressure off Bodmin Moor. They had some reservations about how such a constrained site could fit a modern forecourt.

The site reopened in June 2021 with Gulf branding and a SPAR store, along with Charlie Brown's diner bus situated on the forecourt. Charlie Brown's was initially independently operated, but it passed to the site owner in June 2023.

The site later rebranded to TotalEnergies in June 2024, following on from becoming a 24 hour operation in March 2024. Six overnight HGV parking spaces are also now available, and the owners set to add an AdBlue bunker as well as six high-powered electric vehicle chargers in 2025.

Alternatives

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Bodmin Moor (westbound, 2 miles)
Sourton Cross (23 miles)
Services on the A30Penlan (10 miles)