This is the services on the A41 and A49 in Shropshire. For the services on the A40 in Herefordshire, see Symonds Yat.
A half-way point for traffic on the A41 towards Chester.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
Parking within the McDonald's car park is limited to 90 minutes maximum stay and is strictly enforced by Premier Park Ltd.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Wrexham Road By Pass
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Trivia and History
Plans for a service station at this location date back to the late 1980s where a 'motorists facility' was proposed. In 1988, planning permission for a petrol station, restaurant, tourist information centre, picnic area and associated parking was granted. In 1990, these plans were amended to just provide a petrol station and restaurant with associated parking.
The site opened in around 1992 and included an Esso filling station and the Whitchurch branch of Little Chef. The Little Chef later gained an extension in 1995 when a Coffee Stop was added, and again in 1998, gaining a Burger King franchise in 1999. There was also plans to added a 40-bed Travelodge in 1999 but this was never built.
The Little Chef closed in 2012 and the building was converted to a McDonald's Drive Thru, still retaining its red brick.
The filling station was formerly operated by Esso directly and included their Snack & Shop store. The site was acquired by Euro Garages in 2015 who added a SPAR store and a Subway concession to the filling station. Euro Garages later demolished the car wash in 2016 and built a Starbucks Drive Thru. In 2017, an extension was added to the sales building to add a Greggs store to the site. Following the coronavirus lockdowns in 2020, Euro Garages permanently closed the Subway store which was situated within the filling station.
The outdoor furniture and kitchen equipment in the McDonald's restaurant was once part of the temporary McDonald's restaurants within the Olympic Park in London for the Olympic Games in 2012. A plaque has been placed on the wall within the restaurant to inform customers of this.
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