The Melon Farm

Slow pub crawl


Pub guide

Pub stagger


Address.  29 Liverpool Road, Castlefield, M3.

Directions.  Head down from Deansgate near the Hilton tower and it's on the left hand side.

Map.  Click here.

Phone number.  Not known.

Website.  No.


Key facts

Opening hours.  5pm to 11pm Mon-Fri, 12pm to 11pm Sat, 5pm to 10.30pm Sun.

Happy hours.  None.

Draught lagers available.  Cruzcampo, Krombacher, Budvar Dark.

Nearby pubs.  White Lion, The Ox, Dimitri's, The Deansgate.



Do say.  What a varied selection of beers.

Don't say.  Cask?  That's not very imaginative.

Not to be confused with.  Cack.  Ask.

Smells like.  It's been newly decorated.

Other notable features.  Opened January 2004.  Outside seating.

Page last updated.  October 2007.


Internal links

Slow pub crawl entry.  Click here.

Restaurant link.  Not applicable.

Pub stagger entry.  Click here.


Spaceman/barney rating:  8/10


Pool table.  No.

Jukebox.  Yes - it's very good.  Full of alternative classics.

Quiz machines.  No.

Fruit machines.  No.

TV facilities.  No.



Menu.  A selection of sandwiches.

Quality.  Not tried.

Bar snacks.  McCoys 'Spicy' crisps, pork scratchings, Brannigans, Monster Munch, peanuts.

Nearby outlets.  The Fish Hut on Liverpool Road (not open later than Thursday/Friday tea time, though - just go to Akbar's if you are hungry).  (There used to be a pizza place but it didn't last long.)



Location.  Down the staircase on the right hand side (unless you are lazy and use the disabled bogs upstairs).

Quality.  Cramped but efficient.

Quantity.  Need to find out.