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Brief Encounter Refreshment Room

Carnforth Station, Carnforth, England
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Ranked #5 of 30 restaurants in Carnforth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: 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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: 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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English first
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There is a museum, entrance free, on the station platform with mementos of the railway, the war and the classic film Brief Encounter which was filmed there. The food was delicious and the place has a real atmosphere, the staff were friendly and the service was great. Well worth a visit.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

En-route to Ratty yesterday, I stopped off at Brief Encounter for a steaming hot cup of coffee and an eccles cake freshly baked at the bakery next door. On other days I have had a nice substantial breakfast. or lunch.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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242 reviews 242 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Had a vague motion to stop here and not disappointed. Soup and sandwich very good value but wait - the star of the show is the station. Very interesting museum and easily good for a decent visit - not to mention the endless showings of Brief Encounter!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a popular place with the locals, easy to get to (on one of the station platforms) and it serves tasty food, cooked specially for you. Great for light lunches, or cofee and tea treates. It serves traditional English fare at reasonable prices, and the portions are good. As well as the interior main room (as seen in Brief... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The worst coffee I ever had, the guy who served us never smiled, the coffee was cold, service? What service, ended up going home for a instant coffee which is where I will be staying from now on, should not be number 2 on tripadvisor, it sould be last it rubbish

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Lancashire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

All homemade cakes, sandwiches Very reasonably priced and lovely setting. Some interesting items from the past used as decoration.

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Carnforth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Went for breakfast last Saturday morning and what a cracking breakfast it was! And the tea was perfect I have nothing to complain about!

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middlesbrough
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203 reviews 203 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Tea is a must here. Its tastes superb and come made with leaves, served in a proper tea pot with cups and saucers. Tastefully decorated to reflect a bygone age. They serve food too although we only had cake and they did have gluten free option.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

we arrived here and managed to be sat by the fire with pots of tea and cinnamon toast. Cool place to visit and will return. thanks

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My husband and my daughter and her boyfriend and me went for a valentines meal last night 14/2/14 This is the first time we had been at night, we were welcomed straight away and given a glass of pink champagne which was lovely. All of our meals were absolutely wonderful. Me and my daughter had the salmon mousse to start... More

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