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“What an amazing place to have a brew and a lovely piece of cake!”

Brief Encounter Refreshment Room
Ranked #13 of 47 Restaurants in Carnforth
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

What an amazingly authentic 1940's experience and the cake isn't bad either. We had a delicious lunch and a lovely chat with the owner in really special surroundings. Everything from the music to the staff uniform is in keeping with the cafes 'A Brief Encounter' theme. Brilliant!

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Thank bouncehop
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

I gave this little cafe a 2nd chance to redeem itself on cake and tea, and it certainly did that. The bake well cake I ate was lovely and moist and a big piece too. We had tea for 5 which came with 3 pots of traditional tea, no tea bags here! The cafe rooms are lovely, and the young man serving behind the counter was also very helpful. You also have the bonus of visiting the free museum about the film brief encounter and train memorabilia.

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Thank Julia C
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Carnforth Station is great to visit with its exhibition centre and specialist shops. The Refreshment Room is the icing on the cake. There is a wide menu and the food, especially breakfast, is superb and excellent value. The proprietors and staff are friendly and very efficient. Many repeat visits are on my agenda.

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Thank skinnydipper884
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Carnforth Station is special. Firstly it has a superb exhibition centre featuring the 40s film Brief Encounter! It was filmed at the station. And secondly the food. Breakfasts, Lunches and Cakes are all superb and excellent value. Well worth a visit.

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1  Thank Terry B
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great grub, also suitable for veggies too. Even has a piano, and occasionally have a lunch-time jazz band.

Thank nicam49
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