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Brief Encounter Refreshment Room

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” (21 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, British
€€ - €€€
Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Best cafe in Carnforth, love the atmosphere, the memorabilia, breakfast, yummy cakes, having a natter with staff, great

Thank Gotthetravelbug59
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We had lunch at the café in Carnforth station , its nice to see a lot of the original features as see in the Brief Encounter film. The food is basic but very nice. Staff didn't seem to be around much , they kept disappearing...More

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I don't want to dam this with faint praise.But could be so much better with very little extra effort. Needs to be warmer and more welcoming. What we had was fine, but just lacked charm. Real butter is so much better than " spread "...More

Thank Stephen A
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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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