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Brief Encounter Refreshment Room

Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
+44 1524 732432
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (18 reviews)
“cake” (17 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank A7786QXmikeh
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 14 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 8 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
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely visit the Carnforth Station Heritage Centre and called into the Refreshment Rooms for the best ever fluffy scrambled eggs on toast! Excellent experience at the Centre going back in time and enjoying the 1940s theme.

Thank S L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Extremely friendly staff and beautifully maintained. The special board looked interesting but we only had a quick coffee but would revisit.

Thank Celia T
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Lovely warming coffee on a cold and wet June day . Such an interesting cafe with very friendly staff ,even my dogs were made welcome. Would recommend this place to everyone.

Thank Christine M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • 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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