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Dolphin Hotel

Address: 14 Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
Phone Number: 01752 660876
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Ranked #1 of 123 Nightlife in Plymouth
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A visit to the Barbican is not the same without a few in the Dolphin. A traditional pub with plenty of characters and a fantastic selection of drinks. If you like real ale there are 8 to choose from. The service is excellent and the staff really friendly and attentive. The real fires make the place so cosy that it's... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

...until you've had a pint in the Dolphin. After all everybody else from Plymouth has been in here from fishermen to students. It's a traditional pub with a warming fire in the winter. The beer is good. It used to be just Bass poured straight from a barrel but more recently you can get a variety of other more or... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went back to England (Devon) for a weekend with my mate Jon,a Plymothian all his life (so far anyway) and an expert on the cities pubs and its beer. "show me the finest Plymouth has to offer" I requested and so Jon took me to one of (if not THE) the most wonderful pubs I have ever been in.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A classic English Pub well worth a visit for pub aficionados. Walking through the door is like walking back in time. Proper Coal Fire, great range of well kept beers, local locals and no frills. Well worth a visit

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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
49 attraction reviews
395 helpful votes 395 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Just perfect. No hassle, no pressure, no pretensions. A traditional laid back booze only pub, where everyone is welcome. Don't ever change it.

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London
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95 reviews 95 reviews
9 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It's only after visiting the Dolphin you realise how the breweries have ruined English pubs. Entering this wonderful place the first impression is one of shock that such a pub still exists, but that soon passes and you get swept up in the warmth and buzz of a real local pub run by people that care. It's a pub to... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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661 reviews 661 reviews
178 attraction reviews
484 helpful votes 484 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We finally found this place (it is actually very difficult to miss!) on our second night in Plymouth and so pleased that we did. Great ales backed with great service - pure heaven. An absolute must visit for all real ale lovers.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
656 helpful votes 656 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is the best that Plymouth can do and the Dolphin does it very well. Good to be able to say that I agree with all the preceding reviews. Highly recommended.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
57 attraction reviews
700 helpful votes 700 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

As much an icon of the city as Smeaton's Tower or the fake Mayflower steps. An old fisherman's pub now serving a complete swathe of the community which has preserved all the features essential to the character of a vibrant example of the best of a small traditional English pub. Perfectly kept ales, most famously and especially Draught Bass poured... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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332 reviews 332 reviews
110 attraction reviews
2,396 helpful votes 2,396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have been coming here many times a year since the late 90s when we first based our boat at QAB. It was highly recommended and has never let us down. Completely laid back and unpretentious. No signs of any adjustments to pander to passing fads or to rip off the punters. I wondered whether the excellence of the Bass... More 

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