We were recently fortunate enough to be invited to the launch of The Station Kitchen’s long awaited railway carriage. Offering extra dining space for regular visitors and a place to enjoy cocktails fashioned from local favourites Liberty Fields and Conker Gin, it is sure to be a hot ticket in the months to come. The carriage has been lovingly restored with exposed wooden slats throughout, atmospheric lighting and modern decorative touches, many bearing the S & P (Sausage and Pear) branding. The effect is lavish, sumptuous and indulgent.
Cocktails and canapés – twists on classics in keeping with the hearty style of the Kitchen itself – were served on the platform to the jovial strains of a local fiddle and guitar duo. As the light withdrew and the warm haven of the carriage bedecked with twinkling strings of fairy lights came to the fore, we stole away into the night, having witnessed a little piece of Bridport magic.