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Dolphin Hotel

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

If you like your beer drawn straight from the barrel, coal fires, friendly barmaids, and a very... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
A wonderful local

Came here on the weekend. Also visited some time ago with my brother in law. An excellent pint of... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
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“bass” (23 reviews)
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14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
+44 1752 660876
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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
Reviewed 10 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 11 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 20 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 20 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 13 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
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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

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