256 Wilmslow road

4.1
51 reviews
£25 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

About

256 Wilmslow Road – Located in the heart of Fallowfield and housed in a former church building is what makes us one of the most iconic party venues in the area with a rich history of serving up live entertainment.

Please Note: We are only offering table service through the Butlr App. To speed up the process please download before you arrive.

BY DAY
We’re a chilled lounge for students, local residents and hungry visitors. Offering live sports, great value modern food plus your fave beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

BY NIGHT
We’re one of the top late night spots in Fallowfield attracting students and likeminded partygoers. Serving up spirits, shots and special offers we keep the music and the party going until the early hours.

On arrival you may be asked for ID/Student ID

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 51 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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hlbhon
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

waited over 30 minutes for drinks, my friend ordered to the wrong table and told the waitress who didn't let her know they don't speak to the bar staff so she had to wait over an hour for her items

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Elss
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

got evacuated because of a gas leak and was thrown out at 10:30

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Rude staff but we got drunk so happy days

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Alyssa
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Dont go here for food. It was probably the worst food ive had i didnt finish it. Dont get a hot drink either its just warm water and milk.

TA
TanyaA
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Favourite pub, great atmosphere and brilliant prices

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

AJ
AJxyz88
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

our friend who is exempt was refused from entering unless she paid 50p for a mask and wore it. we showed the staff and manager the government website that says you can’t force anyone to show evidence of exemption (she has a photo on her phone but they demanded a sunflower lanyard) but they said they didn’t care and it’s their policy. i then said “ok let’s get the mask then” and the manager said i was aggressive, had an attitude, and told my entire group we had to leave despite us having a booking and a member of our group already being seated inside. the manager said that after a few drinks we would be harassing his staff?? we were outnumbered by the amount of staff and forced out the doors when we’d been nothing but polite - wont be going back and no one else should be either tbh if they treat people with different health needs in this way and accuse young black girls of being too aggressive to enter.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Moving the steins up by a quid was a big mistake. You may aswell get two pints instead of the stein now. Silly 256

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have drinks with friends

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Lewis
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Took 1 hour from ordering to receive my drink, would not recommend

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imani22
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t order food but the drinks were great and very affordable. Staff were friendly and our drinks arrived very quickly.

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caroline
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Drinks take a long time to arrive so just be warned

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks

EJ
EllisJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food, excellent beer garden with Screens showing the football

Pretty cheep as well

MB
MBrooks
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Drinks came in different size cups so sometimes you got half the drink size for the same price. Service was slow but expected when it was busy. Food and drinks tasted good, vibe was good.

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niki
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great day out for lunch and not too busy which was really nice.

AA
AmeliaA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Really rubbish lager selection for a pub this would put me off going back, however the value for money is good. The food is very basic and nothing spectacular but decent considering the price.

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ellen
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing service & such good value - especially on the first day opening

HC
HC123
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Got told to wait outside to be seated which was understandable but there were 6 staff members on and we were waiting for 15 minutes to be seated - even went past the time we booked a table for. Toilet doors were propped open where we were told to wait and it’s not very pleasant seeing men using the bathroom (or smelling it) while you’re waiting for a table to get dinner.

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female
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Waited at the door for a while to be seated. Staff didn’t seem to be busy but still didn’t seat us. Food was really good but took about an hour when it was empty in there. Took about 50 minutes to even get our first drink. I wouldn’t usually mind but when you only have 3 hours max, an hour waiting for a drink is poor.

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customer
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

very good
burger affordable and tasty
not much atmosphere as few customers
clean and tidy

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Renn
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Good vibe for students, the kitchen closed very early though

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Lewis
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Drinks took too long to come, I ordered a drink and it took 1 hour to comes

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Eve2000
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

We waited quite a while for our drinks and the glasses were dirty with lipstick stains.
One of my friends food didn’t come for 2 hours and then we had to get a refund in the end.
The toilet ran out of toilet roll on several occasions.
The drinks were good and well priced but often took a while to come out.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Took an hour for drinks to arrive by thay point it was 20
Minutes from last orders

TR
TaraR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, felt very safe. Nice environment inside and out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food took 2 hours to come

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Poll
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Waited for my drink which I ordered on the app for an hour, despite chasing it up numerous times. However the prices are reasonable and food was good.

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Beckys
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I have always enjoyed 256 and plan to give it one more chance. Zero cocktails on the menu, seem to of ran out of of majority of the menu by 7pm - no brandy, no jäger, no cheeky vimto, no sourz shots, and half the bombs had ran out. I think this is poor on a Saturday when it’s obvious it will be busy. It seems a drink is always missed off your order also, in which is hassle to get this rectified as the bar staff don’t seem interested in anything but finishing their shift.

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KerryF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

‘Bottle of wine’ came in a jug with plastic wine glasses, but good value food and loud music which isn’t easy to find in COVID. Bouncer had to tell people to not gather etc. Which got a big aggy but overall was nice - wish we were in the beer garden as that is super nice

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Falliw
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Ridiculously slow service been twice recently and it’s taken over 40 mins waiting for drinks, poor

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CatherineR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Sarah, the lady who was front of house, was rude beyond words. Her attitude and customer service skills were appalling and ruined our experience, resulting in us leaving after one drink. The drinks were flat, however the food was nice. Only downside to the food was the menu had very little available. Overall, won’t be returning on the sole basis of Sarah being so rude.

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Jake
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

no food on as the oven was broken, our housemates who tried to get in about 20 mins after us were refused as the gas had gone off

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Hhhh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

first drink took 50 minutes to come, were told it was because it was busy... but it was not
burger was small/ over priced for what it was
woman behind the bar was very very VERY rude
to get to our table we had to climb over a building site and then men came and started drilling the floor next to us

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Cris
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Most of the menu is gone, especially the hot drinks and the food. The staff left me waiting in front of the door for 10 minutes nefore someone came to seat me

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Daisy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was sat down with food menus, told to order via the app, only for the app to not show any available food. When we enquired at the bar, they said it was because they were out of the product. We tried to explain it was all of the food products. Eventually we found out they had decided to stop serving food.
Bit of a waste of time - probably should've been just told at the door.

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Jessie
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a brilliant night. Nice music not too loud either. Just the right noise level. Lovely food and with being veggie a good selection of options.

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Agirlhasnoname
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on, cheap and cheerful but still nice food. Only possible improvement would be a flycatcher or something outside to get the numerous wasps around but I get its the time of year!

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HeatherD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Ordering in the app was fine, atmosphere was good and the food was amazing but we were waiting an 1hr 20 for drinks

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Mandy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful experience waited over an hour for our drinks and food

FAQs

256 Wilmslow road does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. 256 Wilmslow road also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 533 0256.

256 Wilmslow road is rated 4.1 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.