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The Dolphin Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
5 Market Street | Cnr of Union St, Dartmouth TQ6 9QE, England
+44 1803 833698
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (30 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (10 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
5 Market Street | Cnr of Union St, Dartmouth TQ6 9QE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Popped in here for a drink as we were nearby when it started raining, and ended up staying for lunch. The atmosphere is cosy and simple, a touch on the rough-and-ready side and all the better for it. Some great music too. The guy running...More

Thank jinox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mussels are beautiful and perfect portion size. Lovely atmosphere. Staff are helpful & friendly. Well worth a try.

1  Thank 854skyw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was enjoying a Tuna sandwich until this couple came in with a mongrel cross which was scrounging and the couple or the manaement did nothing to detour it disgustingMore

1  Thank litawoolaway
pope6000, Manager at The Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I’m glad you’ve enjoyed your Tuna sandwich here at The Dolphin. I’ve been the manager here since we opened in 2010 and not once had a ‘Tuna Sandwich’ been made available on our sandwich menu. I suggest you rethink where you ate this Tuna Delight...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wandering around Dartmouth looking for somewhere for lunch and stumbled upon this little pub. Seemed family friendly and the lady behind the bar was very welcoming of the six of us including our three young boys. Food was brilliant and the boys had...More

Thank KatieI152
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...north of La Rochelle. Freshly delivered in the morning and served in a delicious liquor. Friendly staff. Undoubtedly the best pub in Dartmouth

Thank Hargreaves_9
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Fantastic meal tonight. Staff were great and went out of their way to ensure everything was ok for us, which was helpful considering we had a 1year old with us and a dog. Barman with glasses gave 5* service on the bar, that man deserves...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We are a family of 4 with a 4 year old and 6 year old. Were made to feel very welcome. Enjoyed a lovely meal of mac n cheese, flatbread with seafood and kids had burgers. Good sized portions and very tasty food! Barman asked...More

Thank SJohnston38
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, nice atmosphere, friendly service. Sharing the seafood platter and crab sandwiches very tasty and good value.

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Saved up for a couple of weeks to treat myself too the UK,'s most expensive fish & chip's . Talking to the people beside me they told me it over an hour since they had ordered , and when it did arrive it didn't look...More

2  Thank Seamus B
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I come to Dartmouth often and I’m happy that the dolphin is still here with the same staff. Jon always greats me with a huge smile and the other staff look like they have a great time working there. Beer and the locals are fantastic...More

Thank Daniel J
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Questions & Answers
Verity J
Hi Barry Sorry you felt the need to lie about your recent experience at the pub. If only there a 'Tourist Advisor' because you mate would be getting one star! I have worked in pubs for many years, dealing with every type of person with a range of attitudes. Yours was one of disdain. You grumpily picked up your drink and in a manner I can only describe as that of a petulant adolescent, barked "Err, plastic glasses??" To which I replied, in a similar manner as to mirror your unacceptable tone "Err, it's regatta" Yes, I did get the manager, because I was honestly far too tired to deal with your pathetic grumblings. We have all been working our butts off all summer, so the last thing we needed was some stuck-up prat on his ivory tower, complaining about the fact he had to drink out of a plastic cup. I suggest you pick up a paper or turn on the news, and have a look at what you really should be complaining about. If you thought you were going to get a gushing apology for the way you were dealt with, think again. You were rude and obnoxious, and hopefully this experience will teach you that you won't get by speaking to people in such a rude manner and maybe even make you a little more resilient.
10 September 2015|
Response from Barry J | Reviewed this property |
Your reply says it all. Your tone just substantiates your arrogance . You run a pub and should accord a civil manner with customers who are not familiar with a regatta week procedure . Suggest that you and your staff attend... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Market Street | Cnr of Union St, Dartmouth TQ6 9QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 833698
  • E-mail
THE DOLPHIN Inn is quickly emerging as the place to be !. Situated on Market Street, Dartmouth, the new Dolphin has an increased light, airy and welcoming interior, following a detailed and carefully planned renovation. Open from 11am to 11pm, Monday to Sunday, the business remains family-run with The warmest of welcomes for locals and tourists alike. Brother-in-laws John Jones and Glenn Powell have taken great lengths to ensure that the Inn has retained the classic features of a seaside pub, but one that is laid back and chilled in the services it offer to fit a wide-range of tastes. Sections of plush leather seating add a new sophisticated look to parts of this treasured and lovingly restored pub. With Manager John Pope – aka Geoffrey Boycott – using his great persuasive skills local boatbuilders and salvage masters have donated time and pieces in an attempt to bring some real local history to the pub – big thanks to all . As part of their ongoing push for higher standards, the pub owners have brought in a range of drinks, coinciding with the launch of a their very own brewed beer called Whaler Ale, brewed at their brewery – Bridgetown Brewery – situated on the river in the sister pub the Albert inn in Totnes.
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