The Ford Madox Brown is a pretty regular Manchester haunt for me these days. It’s cheap and halfway between two good friends flats’. It opened just after I left university in 2007 (I seem to recall anyway…) and this led me to think over a coffee on Saturday afternoon, would uni have been any different had it have been there?
It’s an enormous pub and usually pretty busy though I’ve never struggled to get a table. The Whitworth opposite is still open despite being small and around a quid more per pint.
Well, would it have been any different?
Probably not, after all there is always the Wetherspoons/Lloyds ‘Great Central’ in Fallowfield so it’s not like the cheapness really enticed us in.
The one thing I would say is that natural light doesn’t really get in. It’s under a giant block of student flats – no windows other those at the front which doesn’t do a right lot for the atmosphere.
The beer is good enough though, if you do like drinking in the dark!