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Dolphin Tavern

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Quay Street | Penzance, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
+44 1736 364106
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Baulagirl
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is a little dark inside so we moved once a table came free by the window. Food is ok. I had the vegey 5 bean chilli with rice, garlic bread & sour cream which was ok. My fiance had the steak & and pie which came with chips & peas which was okay, but he wouldn't have it... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Quaint old pub, a very friendly welcome from the bar staff. Our children were made very welcome too. Good variety on the menu with some tasty specials. Food order and service were prompt. I can recommend the salt and pepper squid as a starter or main. Great desserts as well. We'll be back!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy atmosphere. Great fish !! Good ales. Tasty fresh food and huge whitebait plate between 3 of us ! Proper authentic feeling harbour pub.

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Nuneaton
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Dolphin Tavern, at each end of a lovely trip to the Scilly Isles. What a wonderful gem of a find! Brilliant clean modern room, amazing breakfast and evening meal. All the staff were helpful and attentive. Enjoyed the local atmosphere in the bar too.

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1 Thank pjspokes
Durham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here 28th March, 3 adults and 1 dog, all meals were delicious and the service was prompt and efficient. The interior is in keeping with the area and clean. We only ate here once during our weeks holiday due to wanting to try other places however I could have ate here everyday.

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Soham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here as a family party and were very happy with both the food and the service. The menu was unpretentious "pub grub", very reasonably priced, with (unsurprisingly) an emphasis on seafood, but the vegetarian in our party was also well catered for. Portions were generous. My moules marinieres were about the best mussels I have had anywhere, plump... More 

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here whilst on holiday in Penzance. Welcoming character pub with good range of beers and extensive menu at reasonable price. Chicken leek and ham pie from the special board was really tasty as was the chicken sizzler - quick service with a smile too.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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510 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here on an idle Tuesday afternoon. The barman was very friendly and service was in a nice relaxed manner. The food was lovely, well done.

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2 Thank waldorf53
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After looking in at the pub on mothers day where all the tables were reserved we went for dinner on the Monday and were not disappointed. Great food and welcome with the dog.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice old pub, good food in good portions at reasonable prices, darkly lit makes it cost. Staff all very welcoming. Mind the steps.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay Street | Penzance, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 364106
Description
this is a pub opposite the Scillonian crossing in Penzance that serves excellent food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?