Rising Bridge services
A56 between Haslingden and Padiham
Signposted from the road.
(Google Maps link)
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 Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Free Cash Machine
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.
- 🗺 Grid reference: SD784254
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Trivia and History
The service area started with a garage on the A680, built in the 1960s. The Rising Bridge branch of Little Chef was built 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There were plans in 1991 to add a 36-bed hotel to the site but these were later withdrawn.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 make way for 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.