Stanley Holloway and Joyce CareyThe Brief Encounter Refreshment Room  Bistro & Bar at Carnforth Station is 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.

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard

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.

Please join us for a varied programme of entertainment and special events throughout the year.

The Refreshment Room is open daily for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. We recommend that you book a table for meals at lunch and dinner.


The Dining Room

The Refreshment Room Dining Room

The Bar

Refreshment Room Bar

Former Station Master’s Office

Station Master's Office