The Hippodrome, Dartford Road, March
Wetherspoons Public House and Hotel
The former Hippodrome is located close to the junction with Broad Street, March’s main shopping area.
Originally a 900-seat cinema, it open in 1929. Built for March Amusements at a cost of £20,000 (the initials ‘MA’ can be seen atop the Dartford Road façade). There was also a stage and five dressing rooms. The stage doors are in the side street on Darthill Road. After a change of ownership in the 1960s, it became a bingo hall and although films were eventually reintroduced, the little-changed Hippodrome closed down in 2009.
Wetherspoons reopened the Hippodrome as a Public House in 2011 and later added a beer garden and hotel next door.
The pub offers a range of real ales, craft beers and freshly ground Lavazza coffee. Breakfast is served until noon, with the full food menu available until 11pm.
The Hotel offers air-conditioned accommodation with a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi available throughout the property. All rooms are fitted with a desk, wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.