Ross Spur Services
Ross Spur Services under construction (being rebuilt, not the original service area)
Ross Spur Services is located in Herefordshire
Ross Spur Services
Ross Spur Services
Location within Herefordshire
Coordinates:51°55′41″N 2°34′08″W / 51.928019°N 2.568998°W / 51.928019; -2.568998
OperatorEuro Garages
Previous operator(s)Ross (1966–1985), Welcome Break (1985–2000), BP (2000–2011)
Date opened1966 (1966) (rebuilt in 2012)

Ross Spur Services is a southbound-only service area on the A449 at the end of the M50 motorway. Formerly operated by BP, it is now owned by Euro Garages and was planning to be expanding to incorporate drive-through restaurants with a seating area and a shop.[1] A Starbucks was added with a drive through but the Burger King was not added at the time.


Welcome Break sold the services in 2001, and from 2001 to 2012 the services were derelict with nothing more than a BP and a Spar.

When Euro Garages finally bought the site in 2011, the services were planned to expanded to form a fairly large service area and to expand Euro Garages' network of sites as they only operated one motorway service area at the time. The services were fully built by 2012.

In 2013, a Starbucks was added and, at the time, was one of the only Starbucks 'Drive-Thru's in the country.

In early 2014, some of the Spar store changed into a Greggs, adding a new facility to the services.

In late 2018, the petrol station switched from BP to Esso, after being with BP for nearly 18 years.

In June 2020, a Burger King was opened at the services.[2]


Construction of the service station started in 2011 and was finished in mid-2012. The original service area was constructed between 1965 and 1966.


The Service Area consists of two buildings. The first is a Starbucks with outside seating and the second is a Spar with a Subway and a Greggs, that was more recently constructed.



  1. ^ "Starbucks and Burger King plan drive-through restaurants for Ross-on-Wye". Hereford Times. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  2. ^ "New Burger King opens in Herefordshire... and here's what's on the menu". Hereford Times. Retrieved 12 April 2023.