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The Picture House

Bridge Street, Stafford ST16 2HL, England
+44 1785 222941
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Bridge Street, Stafford ST16 2HL, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love the old picture house, and you can see and sense the old cinema within the room. From the decor and layout following the incline and rows of a "picture house", thoroughly enjoyable surroundings. Standard JD Weatherspoons fayre, a bar at the foot of...More

1  Thank Mel S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Another good pub from weatherspoons. The building has retained all its character and is in the centre of Stafford. The food is good quality and I found the bar staff to be very helpful and friendly.

Thank Ianbb9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely disgusted with my visit here, was severd by Cara whom i asked which burger best recommend, she replied i don't eat beef but the state dog recommended, myself unaware that this was a hot dog i was not expecting one, i took back to...More

Thank sam s
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Nipped in for a couple of drinks on a standard Saturday. Used the order and pay app while sat outside, only to be served by the most miserable face ache. We were sharing a table outside and the short, brunette lady with curly hair basically...More

Thank JamesDylanHankin
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We have been here often and, as it was husband's birthday he had the choice of where to go with daughter and her family. When we arrived at 19:00 no tables for six were available - one table for 8 had one person, two others...More

Thank Hazy52
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Really enjoyed spending a couple of hours here. As the name suggests, an old converted cinema, and it still has a grand feel to it. Old cinema posters on the walls are a really good touch. Bar was busy, but a well done to the...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We recently visited here and ended up coming here 3 days on a row for breakfast and then coming back in the evening for some drinks. The prices are very reasonable and the food is of good quality. The building itself is the original picture...More

2  Thank StephenChalmers
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The building is really interesting and has some great history to it. It's nice to see they've kept the original layout and some original features. The food is fine (just like any other Wetherspoons) and the staff are friendly and helpful. The waiting time can...More

Thank Akoid
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I'm vegan so find it almost impossible to find food at restaurants in Stafford, the new menu meant I had more to choose from! I had the superfood pasta topped with avocado, it was very tasty and I would definitely have it again, although I'm...More

1  Thank Chloe S
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Went to Stafford for the weekend so visited the wetherspoons three times ,once for breakfast which was tasty and service good .Went on the Saturday night and the place was absolutely rammed ,the atmosphere brilliant and the service was fantastic even though so busy ....More

1  Thank Heather L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
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.