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The Picture House

Bridge Street, Stafford ST16 2HL, England
+44 1785 222941
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“naan” (3 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Bridge Street, Stafford ST16 2HL, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

10 of us went for breakfast on 18th feb, waited for to long for food, food was ok, but missed hash browns off two breakfasts complained to waitress when finally spoke to her, her reply ‘someone has phoned in sick we are doing the best...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 1 February 2018

my wife and I Both ordered a Chicken Tikka Masala the naan bread was rock hard and poppadoms were covered in oil. This is the third time this has happened and have reported it before.The kitchen must have been aware of what they are sending...More

Thank carl l
Reviewed 27 January 2018

WENT IN FOR BREAKFAST WITH A FRIEND . fab service .. lovely food makes good for the day . was quite busy for a morning 9.30 . very clean and always hot and fresh

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 17 January 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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