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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
Swindon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

On holiday in the area so called in for lunch whilst visiting the Heritage Centre. Was hoping for a. Sunday Roast (as had seen this mentioned online) however was told that due to the Model Railway Exhibition being held that Sunday it was too busy to serve a roast meal. Decided on toasted sandwiches and tea instead. Both fine and... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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308 reviews 308 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Enjoyed a basic lunch here. Service OK. Nice atmosphere but the big attraction is the free museum. It is well set out with a huge number of railway memorabilia, and of course a permanently showing of Brief Encounter. Parking is Pay and Display in the station forecourt and there is a long ramp to get under the main line to... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very expensive and only very Average not worth the money AT ALL. Spend your money else where in carnforth not great

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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287 reviews 287 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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