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Picture Palace

Howard Hall, Lincoln Road
Ponders End

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Premises Status

This pub is long-term Closed

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Opening Times

Monday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday9.00 am - Midnight
Saturday9.00 am - Midnight
Sunday9.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

9am - 10

About the Pub

Opened as the Ponders End Picture Palace in 1913 as a cinema. Within a couple of years it changed its name to the Ponders End Electric Theatre. In 1938 the name was changed again to the Plaza Cinema. Along with all other UK cinemas, it closed when WW11 broke, but never re-opened. Later it was converted into a dance hall, then the Howard's Hall community centre, closing in the mid 1990s.

It was a Wetherspoon from 23/5/2001 till 8/5/2016;and featured in the GBG for many years. Hawthorn Leisure took over four days later and the beer offering is very similar. They sometimes have at least one and maybe 2 London brews along with other popular National beers.

The spacious hall maintains architectural features on the walls and ceiling, but the main feature is behind the bar; fabulous murals of Laurel & Hardy, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. There is an outdoor patio area. Silent TVs are on all the time, and a huge screen drops down to show major sporting events. LocAle is provided by London micro-breweries.

The pub is open for breakfast from 9am; you can also enjoy a beer from 9am.

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Picture Palace, Ponders End


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20p a pint/10p a half pint on production of a CAMRA card.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited





  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    And breakfast from 8am.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Till 10pm.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Paved patio, all smoking.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Guide dogs only.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Till 9pm.

  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Picture Palace

Howard Hall, Lincoln Road
Ponders End

Sat Nav Reference

51.6433, -0.0485


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

191, 279.349, 377, 491

Nearby Station (950m)

Ponders End

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (700m)


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