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The Picture Palace, Ponders End, Enfield

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Lincoln Road
Enfield
EN3 4AQ
Phone: 02083449690
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Aqualung . left this review about The Picture Palace (JD Wetherspoon)

Reported to be closing on Saturday (07/05/2016) and opening under new owners Hawthorn Leisure on 12/05/2016.

Review October 2013

I've been going here on and off since it opened in 2001. As you would guess from the name it was originally a small cinema. It's been a GBG regular for many years now but there is no competition round here at all.

There are 10 pumps of which around half or more were devoted to Festival Ales. I went for the Wadworth Abita Restoration Pale Ale which was in good nick at £2.29.

On 4th May 2016 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Picture Palace (JD Wetherspoon)

This former cinema is not very impressive from the outside,but the interior is better.In the foyer there is a quiet area with a coal affect fireplace and a few tables and chairs.The former stalls area has been completely stripped out but you do get a fine view of the ornate ceiling plasterwork and the high level circular windows.The screen is now a mural featuring Chaplin and Laurel& Hardy while there is a lobby to the left with a few tables on the way to the loos.Down one side there are small seating booths while the rest of the furniture is standard issue 'spoons pine table and chairs.The open plan means that the inane chatter from the all day drinkers does reverberate around and on my afternoon visit the clientele was classic 'spoons ,mainly pensioners and others with time on their hands , many well oiled but behaving.
This has been a GBG stalwart for years,there are limited real ale options in the area and it is worth the long walk from Ponders End Lock for boaters.The ten handpumps had Ruddles Best and Abbott doubled up,a single cider (Olde Rosie) and guests in the shape of Brewsters Aromantica,Adnams Broadside,Truman's Runner and a very decent Bellville Northcote Blonde with the final pump having an interesting Oatmeal Stout from the festival selection "available soon",aaargh.
Much better ale options than my last visit however,this pub is worth a trip and is by far the best option in Ponders End from what I could see.

On 24th February 2014 - rating: 7
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BobOs . left this review about The Picture Palace (JD Wetherspoon)

I've been to several dances here back in the day, when it was the Howard Hall, but it is now one of the blander 'spoons with absolutely no atmosphere at all. Its only saving grace, as pointed out below, is that it is about the only place between Waltham Cross and Edmonton you can get a decent ale - for that I bump my rating to 'average'.

On 13th July 2011 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Ponders End, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Southbury, 0.62 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Bush Hill Park, 1.23 miles, 23 min walk (show)
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4th May 2016, 21:52
Review submitted by Aqualung . amended by Aqualung .
 
8th Nov 2015, 22:58
Review submitted by Gina Al deleted by an administrator

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint, 10p per half - last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday9am - 11pm
Monday9am - 11pm
Tuesday9am - 11pm
Wednesday9am - 11pm
Thursday9am - 11pm
Friday9am - Midnight
Saturday9am - Midnight
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