Hippodrome

Dartford Road
March
PE15 8AQ
Emailku.oc.noopsrehtewdj@3895p Telephone(01354) 602980
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Opening times: 8am-midnight; 8am-1am Fri & Sat
Regular beers: Adnams Broadside, Greene King 1799, Greene King Abbot

Originally a 900 seat cinema which opened in 1929. In 1970 it became a Lucky Seven Bingo Hall, although films continued to be shown. Closed in 2009 but reopened in March 2011 as a Wetherspoon pub after a major refurbishment. Vintage cinema posters adorn the walls of the entrance foyer and main auditorium, and a large, impressive work of art called "The March Montage" catches the eye on the wall above the bar. Other interesting artifacts include an original Hunter Penrose process camera, film cans and a "rogues gallery" of local figures in the balcony overlooking the bar, along with Statler and Waldorf from The Muppet Show. Ten handpumps serve the two regular beers plus changing guests.