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Brief Encounter Refreshment Room

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Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
+44 1524 732432
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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My friend and I have a brief encounter every year, We love the forties music, the authenticity, and the friendly service. The High Soceity Jazz band are crowd pullers and Grange U3A special Jazz evening with pie and pies Supper which is a sell out!

Thank SandsBandit
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Was a interesting visit and something different to do what ever age you are Give it a go And the cafe is very good 😊

Thank Jason D
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249 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The cafe has a lot of character to it and I had a great chip sandwich using homemade chips for £2.95 for lunch. However, it is a little expensive.

Thank Mossman19
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The ambience of this cafe is really very special, you can even sit in the Station Masters Office imagining how it was in 1944 when the war raged on and David Lean, Celia Johnston and Trevor Howard sat in the exact same room between takes warming themselves in front of the fire. rumour has it even Noel Coward ventured from... More 

Thank John T
Hemel Hempstead
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I popped in here for a late lunch having been working in the Carnforth railway depot. Nice food, reasonably priced, with freindly service.

Thank JohnT-Hemel
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159 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Goes with a trip to the Heritage Centre as a place to visit for fans of 'Brief Encounter' and in many ways looks like the scenes from the famous film still with old luggage trolleys outside and a vintage tea urn and till.Food is homemade and mainly light meals and cakes. Worth a visit while seeing the attached Heritage Centre,... More 

Thank Aluapenna
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Charming and nostalgic. A lovely renovation to its condition in 1945 when it was the location for the wartime romance starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson. Delightful!

Thank H P
Howden, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here today and it was both lovely and great value. Really lovely setting and took you back to the 1940s. Nice little menu with some popular classics and great range of cakes. Manageress was very friendly and we really enjoyed our time here.

Thank kenmlove
Colne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My Mum and I spent the day at Carnforth and the Brief Encounter heritage centre and what a truly lovely day we had. The refreshment rooms were lovely and very welcoming, with lovely homemade food, and real tea!!! The cakes are divine 😊😊💕 we will definitely visit again 😊💕💞💜💜 many thanks for a wonderful day x

Thank Caroline S
Lancashire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We reserved the venue for a private event to celebrate a wedding anniversary and it was amazing. The group had some difficult dietary needs, including gluten free and dairy free foods, and the support from the staff was amazing. The level of attention to the dietary needs was exemplary and the closest experience I have had anywhere else was in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Carnforth
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 732432
The Visitor Centre, Carnforth Station. A film, Brief Encounter, was filmed here in 1945 and the part of the station used in the film has been refurbished and there is a museum, attracting not only film but train buffs. Visitors flock to the refreshment room where, in the film, most of the action took place.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?