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The Dolphin Inn

5 Market Street | Cnr of Union St, Dartmouth TQ6 9QE, England
+44 1803 833698
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5 Market Street | Cnr of Union St, Dartmouth TQ6 9QE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice pub. Boating on the wall. Good lager from the draught. Nice fire-place. White wine well cooled.

1  Thank PieterBolinder
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

If your in Dartmouth and your after a great night out then this is the place for you. Great selection of drinks, friendly crowd of punters and great music. The only downside is that I have a hangover of biblical proportions so last night must...More

1  Thank S9249SWchristopherc
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Oh dear, what an utter disappointment!.. We decided to visit here, after hearing some good reviews, well I'm sorry, I'm not able to do this, and I am loathed, to give this place, even one point.. We walked in to be greeted, by a charmless...More

5  Thank ButtonsPerry77x
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Four of us visited this great little pub one afternoon after a very disappointing local one the evening before. All our meals were excellent and very good valve for money and well presented. Their Otter Beer went down well.

Thank ChesterBlue
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Visited after a spontaneous trip to Dartmouth and was recommended The Dolphin Inn as an ideal spot for lunch, and was not disappointed. The food was excellent and with generous portions, staff were friendly and efficient and a very good selection of local beers. I've...More

1  Thank Seb P
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Just arrived in Dartmouth looking for dinner as this place has good reviews, walked into the place and it reaked of old cooking oil and asked for a table and told that the chef may not be in, then confirmed chef was not coming so...More

1  Thank Mark J
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Having a little shopping spree in town, I walked past this pub, turned heel and walked in. It's a lovely clean pub well decorated and a lovely atmosphere. I don't care for Otthwr or Tribute ales so had a cider. Free WiFi, the food looked...More

Thank 413gailg
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on the off chance on our first night in Dartmouth we were lucky enough to get a table with our dog. It did get very busy but our food order was quick to arrive and was tasty and good value for money.

Thank Saswa
Reviewed 14 August 2017

just dropped in to the dolphin on a day trip to Dartmouth ,a quick pint and a light lunch, excellent place, food fab and very generous portions,not too expensive either, Big plus dog friendly, will defo go back and eat more .

Thank 531j0b
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Stopped off here whilst visiting Dartmouth as it was dog friendly. Had a light lunch , sandwiches with salad dressing and bowl of chips.Very well presented. Nice atmosphere staff very accommodating

Thank Alan B
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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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