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Dolphin Hotel

14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
+44 1752 660876
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Real ale on tap!

The Southside Street/Barbican area of Plymouth is full of cool pubs and places to eat, but the top... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
A hideous mistake

We came in 10 mins before last orders on Saturday first thing we noticed was the horrible smell of... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
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14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
+44 1752 660876
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Southside Street/Barbican area of Plymouth is full of cool pubs and places to eat, but the top slot for real ale goes to the Dolphin. I asked the barmaid if she could recommend something light and hoppy (my usual criteria) and she went off...More

3  Thank BarnsleyHarry
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We came in 10 mins before last orders on Saturday first thing we noticed was the horrible smell of bleach we ordered a quiet drink just to round off the evening - we'd barely had a sip when the bar maid started shouting at the...More

2  Thank vidadevacas
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Love the olde worlde atmosphere of this pub. Service average. Drink choice ok. Prices ok. Good end of night pub.

1  Thank JustbeCouscous
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is up there with the best. I can't think of a more pubby pub. It gives you a big warm beery hug.

2  Thank Ray B
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Perfectly kept draft Bass and Weston's cider. Absolutely packed with locals! Just how a pub should be...

1  Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Had a few xmas drinks with fellow bootnecks and co, really good atmosphere, staff worked there backsides of as packed out, always helpful and made us welcome hasn't changed in years and I love that (not broken don't fix it) been going there on and...More

1  Thank CommandoBri
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Went in last Saturday with some old friends after an average chinese meal. The place was rammed and in full swing. We had a great night great beer and atmospher. Birdman of Plymouth turned up as well. Left 11 30 great unforgettable night.

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

A proper pub which does a great selection of real ales including Atlantic which can be hard to find in Devon. Staff friendly and you can bring your own food. Often get chips from The Harbourside and a pint and listen to the live music...More

1  Thank chrisb2ab
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

What a great little place with a welcoming staff & an open fire. A good selection of Real Ales even the locals chat to you & that seems to be a dying thing knower days. It was Cash Only when I popped in.

1  Thank Sling106
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went with my wife on a coach trip to Plymouth. Visited the Dolphin for a pint of real ale before embarking on a boat trip. Excellent sunny day on 1st November!

1  Thank David W
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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