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The Dolphin Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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5 Market Street | Cnr of Union St, Dartmouth TQ6 9QE, England
+44 1803 833698
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just on the off chance I gave you a call to book a table to be welcomed to join you we arrived to be sat right in front of the duo who were to start later, (after you had nicely asked the G&T ladies to move) from are reserved table. You took are food order which when it arrived locks... More 

Thank Dean F
Devon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lively bar that seems to be popular with the seaman and the locals. The menu looks limited but the portions looks of good standard as does the meals. We were looking for something a bit different that evening. But the whole place has a good feel about it.

Thank Sharon W
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in on a sunny winters day for a pint and spot of lunch. Lovely tranquil atmosphere, best pint of real ale in town and a hearty lunch. One of the best pubs, don't miss out!

Thank Richard393
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I used to frequent this pub when I was at the Naval College. 30 years on it is still a great atmospheric place for a swift half. Really busy on a Tuesday night in January - need I say more.

Thank Simon P
s glos
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Called in for a drink before eating out what a buzzy friendly place You do get a few stares when you go in ,obviously a locals haunt ,but soon you are in the conversation ! Music fab not too loud (we are in our 60s !) Had a few drinks and left to eat (food menu a bit limited but... More 

Thank walkerpayne
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Good choice of cider ! Good choice of cider. I dont want to write anything else.good choice of cider.

Thank Donald B
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visited the Dolphin at lunchtime on Bank holiday New Year Monday. Just a few people inside and no- one eating..... always a concern..... but menu looked great so ordered Fish and prawn pie ( absolutely delicious accompanied by perfectly cooked french beans and a side of salad and homemade winter coleslaw) - the boar hot dog ( which was also... More 

Thank JSC34
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We were only going to have a drink but decided to have lunch. Between us we had fish and chips, burger , crab sandwich and the hot beef special.. all good and washed down with good ales and cider. Music was good as well..not the usual background muzak. We will come here again when we're in Dartmouth.

Thank ravenswoodrob1953
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Don't know what to make of this one . Bit strange , you definitely feel like you don't belong here but good beer all the same and was told good food although never tried the food . Yea would go back if thirsty

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Drinks were fine, staff were friendly, live music was good. What else could you want on a wet Friday night in Dartmouth?

Thank TownFish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?