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The Picture House (JD Wetherspoon), Colwyn Bay

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
24-26 Prince's Drive
Colwyn Bay
LL29 8LA
Phone: 01492535286

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J D Wetherspoon

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Quinno _ left this review about The Picture House (JD Wetherspoon)

A late 90s Spoons conversion of a lovely Edwardian cinema over two levels. Sadly I didn't see much of the interior as we were stuck in a COVID corner but from my view it felt suitably impressive. Delivery issues and holidaymaker locusts meant only two ales were on, GK OSH and Abbot (NBSS 3). Staff were notably well organised and friendly despite the obvious strain, so a decent visit despite the limitations. Well-run Spoons generally deliver, and this was obvious here.

On 5th September 2020 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Picture House (JD Wetherspoon)

Superb conversion of an old cinema with multiple levels and a lot of period-style fittings. A reasonable beer selection on this visit with 4 guests (2 Welsh) alongside the usuals.

On 18th March 2020 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Picture House (JD Wetherspoon)

This is possibly the smallest JDW cinema conversion I've seen. It's been well described below and although there is an upstairs area that I didn't visit it's definitely on the small size for a Spoons.
There are only eight hand pumps and with the two GK beers disappointingly doubled up and Doom Bore left just three worthwhile options. These were Conwy Beachcomber Blond, Hafod Landmark and Salopian Darwin's Origin. I went for the Hafod Landmark (£2.49) which was in good condition. This one is GBG 2016 listed which made the beer choice a tad disappointing.

On 21st April 2016 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Picture House (JD Wetherspoon)

Quite an interesting 'spoons conversion of a modest former cinema, with an unusual multi-level layout that retains some noteworthy features (best seen rather than described) but rather looses the sense of the original form. Apart from that, it is noteworthy for having a particularly dull selection from its eight handpumps, of which the Rev James (also the most expensive on offer at £2.65, but available with a meal deal) was the best on offer.

On 20th September 2015 - rating: 6
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Al Bundy left this review about The Picture House (JD Wetherspoon)

Considering the other pubs in the vicinity this place is a palace.

On 17th January 2015 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Picture House (JD Wetherspoon)

A terraced former cinema built in 1914, later becoming a bingo hall and finally a Spoon's in 1999. The lower frontage is dominated by a canopy and the upper by a central pilastered classical temple look (more Egyptian to me). The interior operates on several different levels and is elegantly decorated in green, blue and wood panel, with an ornate ceiling and a large fireplace. Paintings an the Egyptian theme continues within. It was very busy with a usual mixed clientele and the service was fine. There was no music and the usual silent news TVs were on. Bookcases are also present and a screen looking feature. It is quite small considering. Beer; usual taps with Abbot and Ruddles, along with at least 4 real ales - i had Bateman's Oatmeal, which was fine. A swift but worthy stop-off.

On 26th June 2014 - no rating submitted
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peter ashworth left this review about The Picture House (JD Wetherspoon)

This small former cinema was built in 1914 and in the early 1980's was converted into a bingo hall.On entry you cannot fail to notice the segregated raised area directly in front of you and the more impressive and decorative higher tier beyond this. There is also a compact balcony(unseen from the lower areas)that overlooks all of this.
Quite liked this one with the pub having an interesting beer selection and friendly bar people although thought it slightly let itself down with poor housekeeping.Worth a visit

On 13th March 2014 - no rating submitted
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Picture House (JD Wetherspoon)

Slightly smaller Wetherspoons in wonderfully ornate building. I might have been unlucky but the service was below par, otherwise as per usual.

On 5th September 2010 - rating: 7
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