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Rising Bridge services


A56 between Haslingden and Padiham

Signposted from the road.



map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

A few facilities on the A56 between Manchester and the M65.


Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru, Starbucks Drive Thru Outdoor Space: Grass space around car park; public footpath connection Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

Parking and use of the forecourt is limited to 20 minutes maximum stay and customers are required to park in marked bays only. These restrictions are strictly enforced by Euro Car Parks.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Blackburn Road
Rising Bridge

Trivia and History

Little Chef Rising Bridge.
The former Little Chef restaurant, pictured in 2008.

The service area started with a garage on the A680, built in the 1960s. The Rising Bridge branch of Little Chef was built next to it in around 1981, and received competition from McDonald's in the late 1980s.

There were plans in 1991 to add a 36-bed hotel to the site but these were later withdrawn.

The Little Chef closed on 10 January 2012, one of a number of branches deemed to be unprofitable. It was soon demolished to allow the McDonald's car park to be extended.

EG Group opened a Starbucks Drive Thru here on 1 April 2022, on unused land behind the McDonald's restaurant. The new coffee shop is connected to the existing facilities via a new access road through the McDonald's car park.


Blackburn with Darwen (M65 west, 13 miles)Services on the A56Burtonwood (M62 west, 34 miles)
Birch (M62 east, 15 miles)
Rivington (M61, 29 miles)
Lymm (M6 south, 35 miles)