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Whittlesford services


A505 at Whittlesford
(also accessible to traffic on the A1301)

Signposted from the road.


CB22 3HD

map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

As you cut the corner between the M11 and the A11, there's a large service area on the causeway.


Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru Outdoor Space: Grass verge by restaurant building; public footpath connections Forecourt: BP, M&S Food, Wild Bean Café, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

Parking within the McDonald's car park is limited to 60 minutes maximum stay and is strictly enforced by MET Parking.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Whittlesford Service Station
CB22 3HD

Trivia and History

A car park, with a McDonald's building behind it.
The McDonald's Drive Thru restaurant.

The service area here started out life as a garage with showroom in 1960, which provided BP and Shell fuel facilities. The site gained a canopy over the pumps in 1971.

Talks of adding a restaurant here date back to 1969 when there were plans to replace the showroom. During the 1970s, this became reality and by 1977, documents refer to the site being home to the 'Roadhog Restaurant'.

By the late 1980s, BP had started planning to turn the site into a full service area, redeveloping their forecourt as well as relocating the restaurant to a separate building and adding a business centre. These plans were granted planning permission on appeal in 1990. Plans were renewed in 1992, and this was extended in 1996.

It took until 1998 until works commenced on the redevelopment, with the forecourt becoming one of BP's BP Connect sites with a Wild Bean Café offering and the restaurant being built as a McDonald's Drive Thru.

The forecourt closed during August 2008 for a refurbishment, reopening with a new M&S Simply Food store.

BP hold planning permission to add three BP Pulse electric vehicle chargers here.


noneServices on the A505Fourwentways (A11, 3 miles)
Worsted (A11 southbound, 4 miles)
Newmarket (A11, 13 miles)