The Brief Encounter Refreshment Room  Bistro & Bar is a franchise at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre owned and managed by Liam Law and Andrea Wren.  It is known most famously known by film buffs from the role that it played in the 1945 David Lean film “Brief Encounter” that starred Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson with a supporting role played by Stanley Holloway.

In the film, the station is referred to as Milford Junction, but the the actual location was Carnforth Station.  The Refreshment Room has been faithfully restored to its 1940’s period glory and offers a superb range of home made food, licensed bar and top quality hot beverages. Throughout the year a varied programme of entertainment and special events are scheduled.

The Refreshment Room has been closed since March 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and is currently being refurbished. Liam and Andrea hope to reopen on 27 September 2021.