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The Picture House

Bridge Street, Stafford ST16 2HL, England
+44 1785 222941
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Bridge Street, Stafford ST16 2HL, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

An old cinema house, beautifully remade as a pub. The beer is good, breakfast also. Lunch mediocre , lots of fat stuff. Friendly staff

Thank ghulsebos
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived around 2pm and the establishment was relatively quiet so we found a table easy however a large amount were dirty with glasses and plates still left on them. I sat down whilst my partner went to order, whilst they were at the bar...More

Thank reveiwer-231
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really unique building. The service was really quick and the food was of a very good standard. It was very busy for a Friday night however the service was very quick bringing the food out. Will return

Thank Ianbb9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast whilst the wife ran Stafford half marathon and I was disappointed. A bacon sandwich from Spoon’s used to be satisfying, good bread and generously filled with bacon. On this occasion I received an insipid bread roll containing one limp slice of bacon....More

Thank jimboe89
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch. Order arrived but one meal incorrect server blamed a ' mis communication ' with a very disrespectful attitude. Chips were very brown and tasteless and panni had very little filling. Have eaten here before and always good but today was well below...More

Thank annemariejob
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We have visited this pub on many occasions and always been quite happy. However today we were served by the missy disinterested member of staff ever. She was leaning on the bar as if standing was too much work. I ordered a gluten free curry....More

Thank Mandi N
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

The place is clean and tidy. The drinks are well priced. Would recommend ordering via the app to avoid queuing. I had a curry on a Thursday, the curry was hot and tasty. However the rest was poor. The Bhaij I had was burnt to...More

Thank Dixon789
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I came to the picture house and ordered an Empire State burger and it was brought over by whom I assume was a manager as she was wearing her own clothes.... take one bite of my burger and it’s burnt; it’s like charcoal... It’s awful!...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped off before train back to London. Orange juice ordered-no ice provided. Bacon roll was really small-other Weatherspoon’s do a proper sandwich now. Eggs benedict was awful! Really small. Muffins soggy and hadn’t been toasted-hollandaise sauce was really watery! Never again!

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Visited here for a breakfast whilst in Stafford. This is a Wetherspoons pub. Some of the original cinema features are still present which I found interesting. Staff friendly. Tables clean. We had traditional breakfasts which were good value for money and were served quickly and...More

Thank sueandpaul2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Stafford ST16 2HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: +44 1785 222941
The Picture House first opened its doors to the cinema-going public on the eve of the First World War. The cinema screened films until the 1990s, and is now this Wetherspoon pub. The Picture House opened its doors to the paying public for the first time on 23 February 1914. On that day, admission prices to a matinee showing of The House of Temperley ranged from three pence to one shilling. Well situated in the town's main thoroughfare, the cinema flourished during the 1920s. A new era was ushered in on 28 April 1930, when The Picture House screened its first 'talkie' - The Last of Mrs Cheyney, starring Norma Shearer and Basil Rathbone.
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