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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (19 reviews)
“cake” (20 reviews)
“soup” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Considering the care which has been taken to recreate a bygone time, with such brilliant attention to detail, it’s hard to believe the coffee would be so badly neglected. It’s a bean to cup (not barista style) machine preparing the drink, was so watery we...More

Thank Eeezagoodgeeza
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We have had many meals and snacks here in the past but never dud we feel as unwelcome as this. The staff were friendly and welcoming where their coach party of elderly people were concerned but we had no such courtesy. It was made patently...More

Thank Tulpa
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Our Saturday morning ritual is a walk along the canal to Carnforth and then a late breakfast at the station always 1st class food and friendly staff.a very atmospheric setting.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Despite some of the reviews we saw, I wanted to visit anyway being a fan of the film and glad we did. We found the staff both behind the bar and coming out from the kitchen both polite and quick. We did order at the...More

Thank mlam78
Reviewed 11 April 2018

On arrival we went to The Refreshment Room for a drink. We had to wait ages for someone to serve us. When someone did come we were greeted with the explanation "you have been waiting precisely 2min 45sec, I have been watching you on the...More

Thank lyndarosem
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this cafe and glad we visited. The room is still 1940s decorated and looking fabulous. The cake is excellent and the chip butty is exceptional.

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Amazing place, when I went I spent longer on looking at the place/decor than actually eating! Food was nice, came quick with a specials board that had more than one option on it. For me personally being vegan/vegetarian (more former than latter) it was hard...More

Thank forever-ill
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Great place for Afternoon tea thinking about the history of the building. Staff are very friendly. Scones are devine

Thank ChrisWagg
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch. Good menu including a “specials” board. We enjoyed home made soup which was delivered to the table piping hot and of good quantity. The refreshment room is rustic ,clean , and oozes nostalgia although lived up to typical “British Rail” was a...More

Thank Paulusmc
Reviewed 27 February 2018

The refreshment room is a lovely recreation of the station buffet used in "Brief Encounter." Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank 589Richard
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster District  >  Carnforth
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 732432
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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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