A46 between Tewkesbury and Evesham
Signposted from the road.
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Single site located at the side of the road.
This is the existing facility on the A46. For the new service area at Kirby Hill, see Vale of York.
A small petrol station by the side of the A46, formerly known as Route 46.
Outdoor Space: No grass space; public footpath connection Forecourt: Shell, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover
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.
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Trivia and History
There are references to the Una Manta Transport Cafe on this site, dating back to at least 1974. This had a swimming pool for drivers at the back. In around 1987 this became the Vale Transport Café, which sold petrol, but later closed down.
Power Plant Hire Limited planned to reopen the petrol station here in 1996. The new site sold Gulf fuel. It was later branded BP, with a SPAR store before being acquired by MFG in 2016 who rebranded the site to Shell. MFG later rebranded the shop to Londis in 2018.
The café became Vale Cafeteria in around 1999, operated by Route 46 Truck Stop Ltd. The café and truckstop closed in the mid-2010s and was left vacant until 2018 when it was acquired and split into several retail units, becoming known as Ashton House Business Park. The parking area went onto become a caravan sales centre.
One of the units is rented by Cally's Coffee Lounge, providing the missing café facilities from the site after the truckstop closed. Cally's is named after a man who died in a road traffic collision close to the service area in 2019. The café was acquired by new owners in October 2021, with them also operating a tattoo parlour and healing rooms in the neighbouring units.
The café was put up for sale in late 2022 as the existing owner wished to focus on their other businesses in the neighbouring units. The café was acquired by local business owners 'Sam's Cotswold Kitchen' in January 2023, who will be renovating the café with the intention to reopen in March 2023.
The petrol station is one of 87 that MFG intends to sell in 2023 under a deal with the Competition and Markets Authority.
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