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Whitemare Pool services


A194 at the Whitemare Pool roundabout

Signposted from the road.


NE10 8YB

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Single site located at a junction

A former Little Chef restaurant at the roundabout on the outskirts of Newcastle.


Catering: Burger King, Greggs, Subway Main Amenities: Free Cash Machine Hotel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

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.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Four Aces
White Mare Pool
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE10 8YB

Trivia and History

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The former Little Chef building, pictured in 2015, after Little Chef had closed.

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Restaurant opened by Forte's Little Chef 1988
Little Chef closed by R Capital 2012
Subway opens 2014
Site acquired by Euro Garages 2017
Site refurbished, with a new Greggs store added 2018

The petrol station here was built in the 1970s, on the new Leam Lane, and was operated by Shell. In the early 1980s, the forecourt gained a sales building.

Trusthouse Forte had initially looked at building a Happy Eater near here, but in 1988 they opened the Whitemare Pool branch of Little ChefHistory here instead alongside a 40-bed Travelodge hotel, providing the missing facilities to the service area.

The Travelodge hotel received a 32-bed extension in 1995, almost doubling the site of hotel whilst the Little Chef restaurant gained a Burger King in 1998. There were also plans in 2007 to add an cash machine next to the main entrance in its own pod, but this didn't happen.

The Little Chef restaurant later closed as part of R Capital's closures in 2012, with the Burger King left trading alone. R Capital later replaced the Little Chef area with a Subway in 2014 as a trial for their future developments. This trial didn't work for them, and R Capital's remaining estate was sold to Euro Garages in January 2017. Euro Garages later refurbished the existing facilities in late 2018 and added a new Greggs store in early 2019.

Situated behind the service area sits a roman road which leads to a large unused piece of land. This land was lined up to house 6 small office/workshop units as part of a planning proposal in 2018, but permission was refused as the roman road runs through green belt land.


end of roadServices on the A194Washington (A1(M) south, 5 miles)