The Royal Station Hotel
The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth
The Royal Station Hotel is situated in the heart of the small market town of Carnforth, overlooking the historic railway station, made famous as the setting for the 1945 classic Noël Coward film, ‘Brief Encounter’. With the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales, the Trough of Bowland, the ancient city of Lancaster and Morecambe Bay all on the doorstep, the Royal Station is the perfect place to stay if you’re planning to explore this beautiful corner of England.
This fine old building was established in 1880 as Carnforth Station steamed into local history. Together with the expansion of Carnforth Junction came the need to provide accommodation for overnight passengers travelling countrywide.
The original gaze of the hotel, the curved front door, was fixed onto the emerging station. The town thrived as the railway transported increased business into the local community. The Station Hotel provided a faithful haven for the accompanying travellers. Local historians record that it was considered one of the finest hotels in the North West. Indeed in 1900, it became the ‘Royal’ Station Hotel in recognition of the fact that the Duke of York, later to become George V, availed himself of the hotel’s hospitality during a shooting trip.
The building hauntingly retains many of its original features. On the first floor is Victoria Hall with its high, vaulted ceiling. Not only has it provided the venue for countless weddings and local celebrations, it is also the site of the first cinema in Carnforth. Later, the popular Roxy Picture House was housed opposite, in what is now the local Co-op building.
Like the town and the railway, the hotel has flourished and faded but has continued to open its doors to us all for over a century. Like the town and the railway it has found a new beginning, a new future. One that offers another generation of visitors an encounter that need never be brief.
Food & Drink
We have grand plans for the Royal Station Hotel, including a state of the art, brand new kitchen, offering a tantalising range of dishes which will put Carnforth firmly on the foodie map.
Tapas & Restaurant
Our approach to dining at the Royal Station Hotel in Carnforth is easy. Simple Food. Well Done. Wherever possible we use the very best local suppliers from Lancashire, Yorkshire and the Lake District, to ensure your meal is packed full of flavor.
Whatever the length of your stay at the Royal Station Hotel in Carnforth, whether it’s for business or pleasure, we want you to relax and feel at home. Each one of our spacious and well-equipped rooms has been designed with your comfort in mind, and each one has en-suite bathroom facilities.
Whether it’s a four-poster room for a romantic break, or a family room to share with your children, we’re sure there’s something for everyone. However, if you have any special requests, please get in touch and we’ll do what we can to make your stay in Lancashire as special as possible.
Deluxe Double Rooms
Relax in style in one of our deluxe double rooms, complete with an en-suite bathroom, Tea and Coffee making facilities & Free WIFI
Spacious accommodation for families, with an en-suite bathroom,Tea and Coffee making facilities & Free WIFI
Our twin rooms can also be made up as doubles, and come with en-suite shower facilities, Tea and Coffee making facilities & Free WIFI
Small, but perfectly formed. Ideal for those staying on their own. En-suite shower facilities, Tea and Coffee making facilities & Free WIFI