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“Very average”
Review of The Picture House

The Picture House
Ranked #59 of 247 Restaurants in Stafford
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed March 31, 2013

I had the vegetarian roast and was impressed they cooked my potatoes separately so not cooked in meat fat. But the loaf was disappointing being over heated and too hard round the edges. Building lovely but clientele quite noisy. It was cheap and cheerful. It was clean and the staff were friendly. I would be prepared to eat here again but it probably wouldn't be my first choice.

1  Thank Dawn J
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

This pub attracts a lot of people due to their cut throat beer prices.
My partner and I ordered two different meals and we both suffered later on in the evening from food poisoning.
Obviously, you get what you pay for as it is really cheap but food poisoning was a bit too far for the bargain!
Also when busy, it is very difficult to get served and it gets really noisy.

1  Thank Sébastien D
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Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Yeah it's cheap ad you get what you pay for and expect what to get too from this spoons. Nothing special, apart from the building which doesn't do too well for the raukus atmosphere... Too good accustics!

Although 2.20 gin and tonics, pretty good.

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1  Thank JustJoshHunt
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Wow !! .... What a building ... Exterior and interior are sympathetically restored which is typical for good old wetherspoons establishments ...
A beautiful old cinema that apparently shows old films on certain days advertised but we were not around at viewing times ...
Fairly average but tasty run of the mill wetherspoons grub and a nice pint for not much money ...
Highly recommended ...

Thank Nic7415
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

A meal for less than £6 on curry night including a drink ! Will be back . There is a kids menue but i dont think this is a family venue.

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1  Thank sarahmlee
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