The Romans first built the road outside the entrance to link the Roman forts at Stanwix (Carlisle) and Birrens (Eaglesfield), this being part of their main route from England into Scotland. They built a marching camp just to the rear of the Station in the first century AD and we believe there’s been an Inn of some type here ever since.
Local boy Thomas Telford (From Langholm) was tasked with improving the local roads in 1840 and about this time, the Kirkpatrick Inn (as the Station was then known) was rebuilt with the same frontage visible today, it was predominantly at this time a Coaching or staging House.
The Caledonian railway came though the village in 1840 and Kirkpatrick Fleming Railway Station was built about 250 yards in front of the Inn, since that time the building came to be known as 'The Station Inn'.
Summer 2019 has seen the complete renovation and remodelling of the building, into the one you see today and to highlight the renovations we thought that we would change the name slightly to “the Station” just as the locals have always known it.
Our Team Members
The team behind 'the Station' in Kirpatrick Fleming
Sam, Head Chef & his Chef Team
Since initially training as a chef, Sam has steadily gained a wealth of experience including working in one of the top-rated restaurants in the world under renowned chef Heston Blumenthal.
The art of producing consistently great food can only be achieved by individuals who are passionate about food. Sam has that love for food and a passion for creating new, exciting dishes. Joining Sam in the kitchen is Chatchawan or “Top”, this team have worked together before and gained an impressive reputation. Their aim is to use the finest, freshest, locally sourced produce to create the best dining experience in the area and in turn support local suppliers along the way. With our menu of good Traditional Fair, Chef Specials, Seasonal Range and the creation of new exciting dishes, we are certain that you will enjoy your dining experience with us and hope to see you again in the near future.
Abi, Front of House- General Manager and licensee & her Management Team
Born and bred here in Kirkpatrick, Abi has 6 years’ experience in hospitality, initially training as a pastry chef then moving to front of house, serving and management in restaurants, bars and function venues.
Both Abi and Sam joined the Station early in the renovation process so have rolled up their sleeves and helped with the building renovation.
Abi is joined by assistant manager Robyn who brings a wealth of experience from hotels, restaurants & bar management. They along with their team welcome you to the Station and hope you enjoy the warm welcome and friendly service.