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Dolphin Hotel

Address: 14 Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
Phone Number: 01752 660876
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Ranked #1 of 118 Nightlife in Plymouth
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars

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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
41 attraction reviews
324 helpful votes 324 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
194 helpful votes 194 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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575 reviews 575 reviews
132 attraction reviews
466 helpful votes 466 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
598 helpful votes 598 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
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
629 helpful votes 629 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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329 reviews 329 reviews
107 attraction reviews
2,370 helpful votes 2,370 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

None better in Plymouth. Perfect site, building and beer. Laid back atmosphere friendly staff and customers. And of course perfectly kept Bass!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I agree with all the previous reviews. We come here at least fortnightly. It is always welcoming and relaxed. The beers are well kept. Good mix of customers. I don't think you can expect more. It does not do food but you can bring anything in. Dog friendly too. Quite rightly a local icon.

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