The Melon Farm

Slow pub crawl


Pub guide

Pub stagger


Address.  18-25 Castle Street, Castlefield, M3.

Directions.  Turn off Liverpool Road at the Ox opposite the Science Museum and follow the cobbles round.  It's on your left.

Map.  Click here or here.

Phone number.  839 8646.

Website.  www.dukes92.com.


Key facts

Opening hours.  To be confirmed.

Happy hours.  None.

Draught lagers available.  Carlsberg, Stella, Budweiser, Hoegaarden, San Miguel.

Nearby pubs.  Barca, The Ox, Choice, Lava.



Do say.  Point me towards the Bucking Bronco (a NYE favourite).

Don't say.  How long has this cheese been here?

Not to be confused with.  The Duke of Wellington.  Dukes of Hazzard.  1992.

Smells like.  Nothing in particular.

Other notable features.  So named because of its proximity to Lock No. 92.  Has its own parking.  Has a sister pub, the Mark Addy, on Bridge Street.  Outdoor seating, barbeque and live music in the summer.  Had a refurb in 2007.  Grill opening November 2007.

Page last updated.  October 2007.


Internal links

Slow pub crawl entry.  Click here.

Restaurant link.  Click here.

Pub stagger entry.  Click here.


Spaceman/barney rating:  7/10


Pool table.  No.

Jukebox.  No.

Quiz machines.  No.

Fruit machines.  No.

TV facilities.  No.



Menu.  Cheese and paté counter, sandwiches, platters, jacket potatoes and salads.

Quality.  Cheese is excellent and comes with superb crusty bread and pickled onions & gherkins.  Menu food is ok, nothing more.

Bar snacks.  No.

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.  Round the back of the bar, down a small set of stairs (opposite the door to the car park).

Quality.  Passable.

Quantity.  As yet uncounted.