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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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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Donald B
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Settled into a cosy corner in the Dolphin on Friday night and had a great meal. The only downside was the drafts coming from the doors which made it a bit chilly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Not cheap but well worth finding, we had a shock at the prices of both the food and drink compared to prices in Torquay but then you are in Dartmouth one of the most beautiful river estuaries. A good snack menu and good service

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Really lovely food, fabulously cooked. Pub packed full of character. Dogs allowed, but sadly nowhere with any real view mostly. Still, after wandering round town all day this wasn't much of a hardship, so definitely one not to miss.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
Description
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?