The Little Chef first opened between 1972 and 1976. In this era Forte sent teams around the UK trying to buy up existing roadside cafes and inns in order to quickly grow Little Chef without the delays and the planning process required to build new sites from scratch. From the design of the building, a converted house or inn, it looks like Honiton was one of these cases.
Inside, Honiton is a real mismatch of styles. The lightshades are 1980s as are the bare brick walls while the wood panelling is from the 70s. Certainly a site with a bit of charm.
In March 2017, Honiton was one of a few Little Chefs to close down. It is set to re-open as a Starbucks in May.