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Brief Encounter Refreshment Room

Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
+44 1524 732432
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (18 reviews)
“cake” (18 reviews)
“cheesy chips” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I last ate in here a few years ago. The sandwiches were great, on lovely bread, packed with filling. Roll on a few years and for £6.85 you get 2 slices of cheap bland bread with a dry filling and a small garnish on the...More

Thank BikerSimon1984
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Having refused to pay £4 to park in the train station car park and found an alternative free space on the roadside, we walked into the cafe , sat down and viewed the menu as well as the specials board only to be informed by...More

Thank Elspeth O
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Popped in on a dank and dreary late afternoon in November for a sit down in the warm for a drink and slice of cake. The restoration is so good I could almost see Stanley Holloway popping his head round the door to tell us...More

Thank ShrewsburyMum
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We stopped overnight at the Royal Station hotel, just opposite, but with the history of the station, and its use in the film "Brief Encounter" as a location, we thought we'd have a look. I was expecting just a respectful blue plaque, but the buffet...More

Thank moorhousewren
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The coffee was good and the service pleasant, but you are unlikely to be here just for a drink. It is the refreshment room that became famous in the 1946 film Brief Encounter and is presented in 40's style. Next door you can wallow in...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Went with coach company Moving People to the Brief Encounter Experience at Carnforth Railway Station. The exhibition there is well laid out with memorabilia to purchase. The Refreshment Room has very reasonably priced drinks and snacks.

Thank 213maureenb
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Called here back in August for lunch.Place seemed to be run by very young staff now. Ordered breakfast which used to be very good.On this occasion I was served a mostly undercooked portion and some toast that looked like it had had 30 seconds in...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Popped in here for a quick cup of coffee after visiting the museum next door. I can only drink decaf coffee, I went for an Americano, with cold milk, As simple as it sounds it was the best cup of decaf coffee I have had...More

Thank Ruby37
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I occasionally go in this tea shop; if I have some time between trains at the station. You feel you are travelling back in time to the 1940s and half expect Stanley Holloway to walk in at any minute.

Thank David D
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Carnforth Station Heritage Centre Carnforth Dancing on the Platform! 508745412 The platform was host to the fantastic band The Swing Commanders who play every year at this venue. The Refreshment Rooms are full of railway and local memorabilia as well as being famous for the...More

Thank 775Gilly
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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