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The Art Picture House (Lloyds No 1), Bury Central, Bury

Pub added by peter ashworth
36 Haymarket Street
Bury
BL9 0AY
Phone: 01617054040

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Lloyds No. 1 (J D Wetherspoon)

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Art Picture House (Lloyds No 1)

Well worth a visit just to see the splendid interior. Two banks of five pumps, with the majority doubled up. I did manage to spot the Coach House Blueberry which was fab, whilst Mrs A went for the Elland Blonde. Very busy on our Friday afternoon visit, so didn't stay too long.

On 9th March 2019 - rating: 7
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Jon B left this review about The Art Picture House (Lloyds No 1)

sadly another case of beautiful building, terrible pub. the layout inside is a bit of a mess, obviously set up for the late night circuit drinkers. A waste of a majestic interior. the staff were headless chickens, and this was a quiet morning. White Witch, Titanic White Star and Exeter Bitter are not the most interesting guest beers either. at least the jolly pensioners on an 11am piss up livened things up.

On 4th February 2019 - rating: 3
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Aqualung . left this review about Art Picture House (Lloyds No.1)

This is one of their better cinema conversions as inside it's clearly recognisable as one. It's very much a Lloyds with the branding still on the outside and I spotted a notice on the way in declaring a dress code and admission fee of £2.00 after 22:00 on Friday and Saturday. There's an island bar and an unused smaller keg only one where the screen once was with an idiot booth to the right of it. The old cinema circle just seems to be used for attaching speakers and lights.
The bar has five hand pumps at the front and five at the rear. The front five had one unused, Stockport Summertime, Peerless Red Rocks, Titanic White Star and Abbot while the rear five had Moorhouse Blond Witch, Ruddles and three festival ciders which were in the chill cabinet. I went for a Thistly Cross festival cider which went down a treat with a breakfast.
During daytime this one seemed reasonably OK for a Lloyds.

On 23rd July 2017 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about Art Picture House (Lloyds No.1)

It is a decent Wetherspoons with 2 bars on ground level though as it was an afternoon only one was on. Service was pretty quick but only after the barman had twirled the glasses around a few times and started blathering on to a couple of Dearie's about the wine selection. A quick reminder that he was supposed to be serving me got him moving.

On 23rd July 2015 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about Art Picture House (Lloyds No.1)

Called in again after the beer festival. 2 deep at the bar again, only one guest on. Pathetic again.

16/11/2013
Called in yesterday after the Bury Beer Festival. Lots of people waiting to be served, only 2 serving on the bar. A large range of handpumps, most with clips turned round, so only 2 beers available. Pathetic given that there is a beer festival going on just up the road.

01/12/2010
Originally a cinema not surprisingly called "The Art Picture House". It was converted into a Chicago Rock cafe and JDW have done a good job in restoring the internal character of the place. As you walk in the bar is directly in front of you which is badly designed as everyone stops immediately inside the door which means the front is crowded and the rear is empty. It's very impressive inside with all the old cinema memorabilia. The service was typical JDW though, slow, with the staff having no idea who was next. The beers we had were well kept though. I'm sure we'll call in again next time we're in Bury.

On 18th December 2014 - rating: 5
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Peter Rydings left this review about Art Picture House (Lloyds No.1)

Called in on the 15th of March before getting the metro the two comments from Rex and Rob are correct but i got served straight away which is unusual for spooners.There was a beer festival going on i got a pint of plumb bitter it was good to start with but got sickly towards the end.
Its a place you will call when you get off the metro or go for one

On 17th March 2012 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about Art Picture House (Lloyds No.1)

This is a Wetherspoon’s cinema conversation opposite Bury’s bus and tram terminal. It’s also been a bingo hall and night club since being a cinema. As you would expect it occupies a massive area, and is therefore something of a drinking barn, but if you take the trouble to look up you will see all of the ornate cinema decor still in place on the walls and ceiling, as well as the boxes on the first floor but which are not now accessible.
Guest ales were only £2.10 in here, and of course the usual ‘spoons’ menu is available. As ‘spoons’ go, this one is a good example, and is a welcome stopping off point before getting the tram back to Manchester.

On 24th September 2011 - rating: 6
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peter ashworth left this review about Art Picture House (Lloyds No.1)

The Chicago Rock Cafe is now no longer it is now a Wetherspoons called The Art Picture House and must say another supurb job has been done in the conversion

On 26th May 2010 - no rating submitted
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