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Woodside services


A361 between Barnstaple and Tiverton
(also accessible to traffic on the B3227)

Signposted from the road.


EX36 3QP

map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

A small petrol station on the original alignment of the A361. The site is accessible in both directions, but rejoining the A361 to head east requires a short detour.


Outdoor Space: Grass area around site Forecourt: Murco, Shop, Tchibo, Jet Wash

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:
Woodside Garage
Bishops Nympton
South Molton
EX36 3QP

Trivia and History

Petrol station with Gulf branding.
The forecourt with Gulf branding, pictured in 2019.

A small car repairs garage situated on the original alignment of the A361, known locally as Woodside Garage, dates back to at least the 1940s. The garage gained fuel facilities in around the 1960s.

Following the opening of the upgraded A361 North Devon Link Road in 1988, traffic was no longer directly passing the site. The Chapple family, who owned the site at the time, planned to significantly expand their offering. They gained planning permission to add a restaurant in 1987 and later gained permission for a forecourt redevelopment in 1989, however neither of these happened and the restaurant was never built.

The forecourt was branded Total until 2012 when, following Total's nationwide shutdown, the site rebranded to Gulf. In summer 2019, the site was sold to new owners who rebranded it to Murco.


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