About Us

The Brief Encounter Refreshment Room Bistro and Bar reopened under the management of business partners Liam Law and Andrea Wren on 27 September 2021.

Liam is a trained chef who formerly managed the Martin Arms at Ingleton. Andrea is a Care Home Manager and former manager of the Vale of Lune Rugby Union Football Club.

Liam and Andrea have previously been working part time at Carnforth Cricket Club and together they helped bring back the Carnforth Carnival after an absence of many years. More recently Liam and Andrea were instrumental in setting up the Covid-19 Support Group working with local community organisations that included Carnforth Town Council, Carnforth Rotary, Carnforth Salvation Army and Morecambe Food Bank.

Andrea and Liam - Brief Encounter

Andrea said that they both “fell in love with the quirkiness and nostalgia of the Refreshment Room and hope to combine the old with the new”. Liam and Andrea were born and bred in Carnforth and have always supported local causes and now hope they can rely on the support of the local and visiting population in their new venture.

Liam and Andrea are ably assisted by Chef Jim, Faye, Amy and Gill.

Brief Encounter Team

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea will be served daily with evening meals from Thursday to Sunday. The business is fully licenced.