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The Melon Farm

Slow pub crawl


Pub guide

Pub stagger


Address.  71 Liverpool Road, Castlefield, M3.

Directions.  On Liverpool Road, opposite the Science Museum.

Map.  Click here.

Phone number.  839 7740.



Key facts

Opening hours.  Open until 11pm Mon-Sat, 10.30pm Sun.

Happy hours.  None.

Draught lagers available.  Carlsberg plus others.

Nearby pubs.  White Lion, Castlefield Hotel, Barca, Dukes 92, Cask.



Do say.  Gastropub.

Don't say.  Oooh, the food's a bit fancy.

Not to be confused with.  The Bull's Head.  The Oxnoble.  The Locks.

Smells like.  Herb crusted loin of new season Welsh lamb.

Other notable features.  Pub quiz on Sundays.  Semi-regular haunt for Coronation Street peeps.  Small outside seating areas.  Three entrances - can be disorientating.

Page last updated.  October 2007.


Internal links

Slow pub crawl entry.  Click here.

Restaurant link.  Not applicable.


Spaceman/barney rating:  8.5/10


Pool table.  No.

Jukebox.  No.

Quiz machines.  No.

Fruit machines.  No.

TV facilities.  No.



Menu.  Upmarket urban menu.  Sunday roasts available.

Quality.  Roasts are excellent.

Bar snacks.  Crisps.  (Needs confirming.)

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.  Just inside the door on the East-facing entrance.

Quality.  Usually ok.

Quantity.  Three urinals and one cubicle.