Address and Onsite InformationEdit
ADDRESS: St Asaph Road, Lloc, Holywell, CH8 8RF
ONSITE FACILITIES: Park View Garage, Dragon's Rest Cafe
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Forte were eager to expand the Little Chef chain nationwide across Britain's road network. Given the popularity of the A55, a major route connecting Chester with Holyhead and popular with holidaymakers visiting North Welsh towns bypassed by this route, Forte opened a number of Little Chef restaurants along this road as a result and one of its earliest sites was Lloc, located on the eastern section of the route. When the site opened, Penmaenmawr Little Chef, located on the western section, was already operating in full swing, therefore it made perfect sense for a restaurant to open in order to cover the eastern section.
In the 1980s, the A55 around Lloc was upgraded to dual carriageway in order to cater for the increasing volume of traffic using the road. This however seemed to have had an effect on the Little Chef as it closed by 1989, probably due to a lack of trade as a result of the new bypass opening. The restaurant has since been demolished and the site is now home to Park View Garage.