About us

The Old Fire Station cafe bar

The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station cafe bar is a welcoming space designed with the whole community in mind and the Brewery, Bakery, Café & Bar have quickly become the heart of the evolving cultural quarter. As an integral part of the University of Salford, The Old Fire Station and Lark Hill Brewery will feature in academic and research programmes and help provide students with an innovative and real-world learning environment.

The Old Fire Station Cafe bar is a vibrant venue offering a great food from breakfast through to evening menus, barista served coffees, freshly baked sourdough breads, and of course great beer. There will be regular events including bread-making, meet-the-brewer, coffee tastings and more.

the old fire station cafe bar
The Old Fire Station cafe, Salford
the old fire station cafe and bakery

Combining Academia & Commerce

With a community-based strategic focus on education, research, innovation and industry engagement, the University of Salford has integrated The Old Fire Station and Lark Hill Brewery into many academic programmes. From accounting to biochemistry, and engineering to sustainability, the projects offer students real-world commercial experience. And they’re conveniently located at the heart of the University’s campus in Salford’s rapidly-evolving cultural quarter.

Meet the team!

Siobhan Youngs, The Old Fire Station

Siobhan Youngs

Operations Manager

Alexandros Constantinides, The Old Fire Station

Alexandros Constantinides

Head baker

Changmin Lee, The Old Fire Station

Changmin Lee

Head Brewer

Mark Ryan, The Old Fire Station

Mark Ryan


Georgina Barrow, The Old Fire Station

Georgina Barrow

Duty Manager

Erick Molero, The Old Fire Station

Erick Molero

Assistant head baker

Strong Roots

We’re building on our rich heritage of brewing beer and baking bread. James Prescott Joule – physicist, mathematician and brewer – was based a few steps away from Lark Hill Brewery. The construction of Salford Technical College was funded to “distil wisdom out of whisky, genius out of gin, and capacity for business out of beer”. And baking was taught at the Royal Technical College until the 1960s!

Coffee and cake Salford

Join us on Instagram!

@littleyellowriceco supper club in full swing 😍

PSA – you can find doughnuts on our counter daily!

Come and share the love here at The Old Fire Station

We’ve gone pink for Valentines 💖

Rhubarb Danish
Ruby chocolate doughnut
Ruby basque cheesecake
Ruby madeleine
Strawberry and mascarpone croissant

🤩 NEW DATE 21st Feb 2024 🤩

Always fancied yourself a singer/dance/stand up comedian? Join us next for our first ever open mic event!!!

We have teamed up with Salford Salford Comedy Society & Salfords Almost Famous Society for a night of fabulous entertainment!!

Free entry, Don’t miss out!!!! 🎶🎤

Food from @archchis
Beer from @larkhillbrewery