|Sutton Scotney North|
|Name||Sutton Scotney North|
|Location||Sutton Scotney, Winchester|
Forte, who owned Little Chef at this point, had already developed scaled-down Motorway Services on "A-roads" during the 60s and 70s (Barnsdale Bar South, Peartree, Gretna and Grantham) but Sutton Scotney was the first they built in the 80s and using their newly-acquired Welcome Break branding. Each side had both Little Chef and Granary restaurants plus shop, toilets, filling station and later a lodge.
Granada then gained control of the sites with its takeover of Forte in 1995 and added Burger King to the mix instead of the Granary, making Little Chef the only main restaurant option at each site. Granada, now Moto, then pulled out of the site in 2002 when they sold the Little Chef brand and Sutton Scotney then came a Little Chef-controlled site, albeit a large one. Always one of Little Chef's busier sites, the high usage and the abundant space allowed Little Chef to roll out other brands here. BK and a proper shop stayed and were later joined by Coffee Tempo! However, the last few years have seen Little Chef concentrate on their core business of Restaurant with the shop and BK now closed. The Coffee Tempo! was transformed into a Little Chef Express outlet in 2012 along with 10 other Coffee Tempo! sites.
In Little Chef's recent takeover by Kout Food Group, the Sutton Scotney branches were not included as part of the deal with RCapital keeping control of them instead. Although the Little Chefs kept trading, many wondered for how long and what would become of them. The answer came the following year when it was announced that Roadchef had purchased both sites. Roadchef brought in their usual lineup of WH Smith, McDonalds and Costa to each side. This ended Little Chef's 28 year long association with Sutton Scotney. Prior to this, both Travelodges at Sutton Scotney Services closed. The hotels have since become Days Inns.