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The Picture Palace (Lloyds No 1 ), Braintree

Fairfield Road
Braintree
CM7 3HG
Phone: 01376550255
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Lloyds No. 1 (J D Wetherspoon)

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Delboy 20 left this review about The Picture Palace (Lloyds No 1 )

Imposing building with a standard spoons makeover inside. 4 guests on including Brewsters Hop A Doodle, Saltaire Blonde and Hydes Lowry.

On 14th May 2022 - no rating submitted
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Malden man left this review about The Picture Palace (Lloyds No 1 )

A Wetherspoon pub in a classic old 30s cinema, inside the old circle is still preserved but sadly inaccessible. Some art deco features remain, such as light fittings, loads of framed film related features on the walls. Otherwise a spoons, crammed in tables and the usual spoons atmosphere, bizarrely there was a queue line up at the bar, are the people who do this so unaware of normal pub culture? I ignored this local convention and marched to the bar and was served straightaway, there may have been tuts and mutterings. There were a few guest beers on, I had something from Woodfordes.

On 2nd May 2016 - rating: 5
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Aqualung . left this review about The Picture Palace (Lloyds No1 )

This is the original name of the cinema that this obviously once was. The later name Embassy can still be seen on the top of the rounded corner outside. Inside it's easy to see what it was built for, the long bar at the front with the kitchen behind being where the stage and screen once were.
I turned up here after 10:00 on a Saturday Morning and it was busy with a mix of people including a few daytime brigade types. They were clearly understaffed as there were dead glasses and plates to be seen everywhere. I had to wait an age to get served my second pint.
The bar has two banks of six pumps but the choice wasn't brilliant as the two GK beers and Wild Weather Howlin' Gale were doubled up. The Doom Bore, Adnam's Broadside and Cider left just Brentwood Hope & Glory, Maxim Maximus and the International Banks's Feral Hop Hog. I went for a couple of the Hop Hog (£2.49) with a large breakfast which went down a treat.
It's actually a Lloyds No. 1 so is probably a nightmare on Friday and Saturday night.

On 21st June 2015 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Braintree, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Braintree Freeport, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Cressing, 2.65 miles, 51 min walk (show)
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14th May 2022, 16:35
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6th May 2022, 13:07
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - April & Oct - last updated 24 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Darts : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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