So, Little Chef have called in the receivers – it’s hardly surprising really when you think about it. The truth is people don’t stop at Little Chefs any more; not like they used to. Time was, when you were off on long journies you would be taking the A roads to nowhere, and the humble Little Chef was your only refuge to refuel both yourself and your car. The thing is, since then, the motorways have cut through the nation and with it the big, mall-like service stations. There’s no place for the Little Chef. There’s four between Oxford and Bicester as it is – how can that make financial sense?

There is part of me that will miss those Little Chef lollies you used to give the kids though… :-\