Situated in the heart of Irlam, The Station House offers a taste of 1920s nostalgia for travellers and diners alike. Built in 1923, it was recently renovated in 2015 after lying derelict for nearly 25 years.
The renovation project, costing £2 million to complete, has restored the building to its former glory, with many of the original fittings and fixtures being preserved.
The Station House is only a few feet from Irlam Train Station, the largest unmanned station in Greater Manchester. The Station currently has over 240,000 passengers passing through yearly.
Inside the Station House has been filled full of memorabilia and trinkets from a bygone era. The carriage seating area is particular marvellous and really works with the 1920’s theme.
As well as a café and bistro, the Station is also a ‘living museum’ popular with both train enthusiasts and locals alike.
The Station House offers a full breakfast and lunch menu, and after popping in earlier this week we couldn’t resist trying the breakfast here.
Breakfast at The Station House, Irlam
After a quick look over the menu, we both opted for the ‘Veggie Irlam Breakfast’. It includes 2 eggs, beans tomato mushrooms hash browns and 2 toast all served on a hot stove plate.
A pot of tea or coffee is also included in the price. At just £5.95, it’s hard to think of a better value breakfast in the Manchester region.
For those with a smaller appetite, there are a few other options, including omelettes and poached eggs on toast – costing an unbeatable £2.50! Breakfast is served up to 2 pm daily.
Overall, the Station House is definitely worth visiting for those in the surrounding area. With excellent service and good food options, it’s really impressive to see how a community project can not only bring an old building back to its former glory but also help improve the local area for the good of the community. If you happen to be nearby, pop in for a bite of 1920’s travel nostalgia.
The Old Stationhouse, Irlam Train Station, Irlam, Greater Manchester, M44 5ZR
- Mon-Tue: 07:00 – 17:00
- Wed – Fri: 07:00 – 21:00
- Sat: 09:00 – 21:00
- Sun: 09:00 – 16:00