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The Picture House

Bridge Street, Stafford ST16 2HL, England
+44 1785 222941
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Bridge Street, Stafford ST16 2HL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

6.25pm , no steaks available. No alternatives offered. Very poor for steak night. Totally wasted evening travelling to Wetherspoons pubs early on steak night to be turned away from both .

Thank Scarlet P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving a 1425hrs the bar was unstaffed, and I waited a few seconds for a friendly staff member to emerge from the kitchen area. My order was taken promptly, and served within a few minutes. The meal was very tasty and well presented; the sausages...More

Thank WilliamRead
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit here and came just for drinks. Massive place and it was packed so clearly popular. Drinks were really reasonable and service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to The Picture House yesterday lunch time and have to say what a lovely well run establishment it is. The place was full but the meals were brought out quickly, well cooked, the empties were cleared away without delay. The manager, Dave, is...More

Thank DavidLloyd60
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Had a really enjoyable breakfast at the Picture House. The food was great, well presented, tasty and lots of it for the price!! We were served really quickly after our order had been placed, the staff were extremely helpful. We were there about 11.15 to...More

1  Thank tealover111
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here numerous times whilst working in Stafford. Food has been consistently good through my stay with the usually set days for Steak, Curry and Chicken. Food is served quickly no matter how busy the restaurant. Beers are well priced too. Will happily...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Only recently visited for food after previously going a few times in the evening for drinks. It was a nice meal and the staff were nice, it's pretty much what you can expect from the chain and is of similar quality to the other branches,...More

Thank SpicyRedPeppers
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered the new pulled beef burger. What I got did not match the photo. Sent it back once still did not match the photo. Sent it back and refunded the cost. It's ok staff saying that's the portion. The photo should not entice you with...More

1  Thank 2ulverscroft
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Its a Spoons so the value of food and drinks served is always good. BUT!!! seems to suffer on a Sunday evening when a lot of dishes on the menu are not available, presumably because they have run out, this does let the place down!

Thank philthefish801
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The Stafford JD Wetherspoons is a must to visit if only for the way an elaborate old cinema has been lovingly converted into a huge and busy pub. The original cinema pay desk has been retained in the entrance hall as well as the film...More

Thank Dorset_Food_Fan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
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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