The Crown & Kettle


The Melon Farm

Slow pub crawl


Pub guide

Pub stagger


Address.  2 Oldham Street, Ancoats, Manchester.

Directions. On the corner of Oldham Road and Great Ancoats Street.

Map.  Not yet available.

Phone number.  236 2923.

Website.  No.


Key facts

Opening hours.  11pm closing time on Wednesdays.

Happy hours.  Nothing apparent.

Draught lagers available.  Castlemaine XXXX (2.20), Stella Artois, Leffe, Hoegaarden.

Nearby pubs.  Lord Atterbury, Fringe Bar, The Beer House, The King.



Do say.  What a pleasant variety of rooms.

Don't say.  The Vault?  I much preferred the ITV Chart Show.

Not to be confused with.  The Crown & Anchor.  The Crown & Cushion.  The phrase "pot and kettle".

Smells like.  Smoke.

Other notable features.  Very friendly (slightly mad) barmaid.  Grade II Listed building (see link).  Building stretches back to the mid 1800s (see link).  Manchester Online review is here.

Page last updated.  23 April 2006.


Internal links

Slow pub crawl entry.  Not applicable.

Restaurant link.  Not applicable.

Pub stagger link.  Click here.


Spaceman/barney rating:  7/10


Pool table.  No.

Jukebox.  No.

Quiz machines.  No.

Fruit machines.  One.

TV facilities.  Yes - several small TVs showing Sky Sports.



Menu.  Not sure - couldn't see one.

Quality.  To be established.

Bar snacks.  Scampi/bacon fries, Walkers range, salted peanuts.

Nearby outlets.  La Rosa Pizza, Chop Chop.



Location.  Left of the bar and through a little room (aka The Snug).

Quality.  Average, with a powerful tap and a weak dryer.

Quantity.  3 urinals and a dump station.