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Dolphin Hotel

14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
+44 1752 660876
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Great Plymouth pub

We returned to the Barbican after a few years away and first stop was the Dolphin Inn, a regular... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
Authentic Quayside Pub

The Pub is well located in near the quay in The Barbican. The interior is quirky with curvy organic... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“bass” (23 reviews)
“proper pub” (13 reviews)
14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
+44 1752 660876
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We returned to the Barbican after a few years away and first stop was the Dolphin Inn, a regular haunt of mine 40 years ago when I was in the navy. It's still a great little pub and on a Friday afternoon in August the...More

1  Thank Rooombiter
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The Pub is well located in near the quay in The Barbican. The interior is quirky with curvy organic shaped pews and brown leather banquettes. On the walls are locally inspired artworks. On a Thursday afternoon / early evening it was pleasantly busy. But not...More

2  Thank CG101010
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Basically, best pub in Plymouth! Nice and traditional with a massive range of beer to choose from. I could have spent all day and night in there!

1  Thank Kev W
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Serving an excellent range of beers, the Dolphin is full of character and packed with history. With no airs and graces, and a mixed clientele from squaddies to students to pensioners to tourists, the atmosphere is lively, welcoming and fun. A great boozer. Highly recommended.

1  Thank nedwob53
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Spent a very pleasant evening in here drinking Bass ale poured straight from the barrel. The pub was packed with lots of locals drinking here - want food? bring fish & chips from the chippy 2 doors down & eat them at your table -...More

1  Thank Chch_NZ_couple
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here meeting old friends.Great atmosphere and decent beer.Plenty of places to prop yourself up even when busy. Good bar staff, didn't have long to wait even when busy.

1  Thank Glyn S
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Always made very welcome when we go in here for a drink. Bar staff are all friendly, even when we had almost finished our drinks when the barmaid knocked them over accidently, we told her there was no need to replace them but the manager...More

1  Thank Penny B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

If you like your beer drawn straight from the barrel, coal fires, friendly barmaids, and a very basic room which had stone flagged floors then this is the place for you. Arrived in the early evening, drank steadily working your way through all the beers...More

2  Thank skileader
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Came here on the weekend. Also visited some time ago with my brother in law. An excellent pint of Bass from the barrel as well as Proper Job on gravity too. Full of locals and the odd tourist with friendly chatter eveywhere. Worth the 170...More

2  Thank gjcGosport
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Don't go expecting any fancy food - this is a proper pub, with proper beer, for proper drinkers. And it is properly good beer, straight from the keg. 8 real ales when we visited, plus ciders and some of that fizzy beer. Try the Doombar...More

3  Thank David C
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lauren b
12 May 2017|
Response from Jannerbloke | Reviewed this property |
They don't, there's just the bar, it's not a private function kind of place, but there are dozens of Plymouth pubs and clubs that will provide a free function room provided you drink their booze.
30 January 2017|
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Response from chrisb2ab | Reviewed this property |
It seems they have acquired the entire estate of Punch Taverns (wont let me post the link).They stress they're keen to work with and keep the ethos of those pubs they take over. Time will tell.
6 October 2015|
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Response from chrisb2ab | Reviewed this property |
No they don't. If the cash point on Southside street isn't working, there is another COOP with a cash point on Notte Street. (Head out of the Barbican towards town and take a left). Next nearest that doesn't charge, is... More