A suburban service station, Rustington is a former Little Chef site on the Rustington Bypass on the outskirts of Littlehampton. Its main facilities were recently refurbished.
It is only signposted from the A259 westbound, but is accessible in all directions via The Body Shop Roundabout.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
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Trivia and History
When the Rustington Bypass was built in the 1980s, land around what's now known as The Body Shop Roundabout was earmarked to become a business park. In 1987 Store Property Investments designated part of this land for use as a petrol station and restaurant, which involved adding another new roundabout on Worthing Road.
In June 1991 Forte opened the petrol station and a Little Chef, and shortly afterwards they started working on a Travelodge. Although Forte called their facilities Rustington, the petrol station became known as Eastfield. The main restaurant closed in 2011 and the site became a Burger King-only site. A Subway opened within the former Little Chef restaurant in 2017.
Although there was now no Little Chef restaurant here, Little Chef still owned the building and its restaurants. This continued until they were sold to Euro Garages. Euro Garages closed the building in summer 2018 with the intention of totally refurbishing it, as they had been doing with many of the former Little Chefs at the same time. However, the addition of a Greggs was hampered by objections, and instead the building was left empty until January 2019. The following month it reopened with a new Burger King and Subway, as it had done previously.
Planning permission was approved in January 2019 to redevelop the filling station with a new sales building being built and the existing forecourt being redeveloped.
The Coastal Coffee building was a separate development added in 2017. It has an agreement with EG Group to be advertised from their totem pole.