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Address: 14 Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
Phone Number: 01752 660876

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Old traditional pub

This pub was a favourite haunt of Beryl Cooke the artist,some of her paintings are based inside and outside of the building. Even if you do not drink alcohol it is well worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Terry P
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you want a genuine no nonsense pub which does not sell gastro-fare, fancy cocktails or tasty snacks then The Dolphin on Plymouth's historic Barbican is just the place for you. It is entirely without frills but the atmosphere hits you as you enter its doors. It was a favourite hostelry of the artist Beryl Cooke and there are many... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This pub was a favourite haunt of Beryl Cooke the artist,some of her paintings are based inside and outside of the building. Even if you do not drink alcohol it is well worth a visit.

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Marden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Staying in Plymouth on business and popped in for a pint as it does real ales. Fantastic! Good choice of really well kept ales, friendly staff and good atmosphere. Would definetly come again. Doesn't do food but they let you bring it in from the fish and chip shop next door.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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774 reviews 774 reviews
203 attraction reviews
612 helpful votes 612 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I just had to return here with my walking buddies when staying in Plymouth at the start of our trek to Lynmouth along the Two Moors Way. It was just as I remembered it - great ales & friendly service in a real pub. My only little grouch is that there was no Betty Stoggs available, but to be fair... More 

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Birmingham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a proper pub! Its like my local at home in Birmingham (Prince of Wales, Cambridge Street). I class it as a 'community' pub - very friendly, nothing fancy and lots of locals. There is also the owners dog which seems to wander around and gets called back to the bar every now and then. They have about 8... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Dolphin is an institution! I visit Plymouth 3 times a year with work and no visit is ever complete without popping in to this gem of a pub. The draught Bass is gravity fed straight from the barrel and is always never less than perfect. If you want a no-frills pub with excellent beer, then I thoroughly recommend a... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I need to say no more than Brilliant staff Exceptional beer (and choice if you don't like DRAUGHT BASS) Open fire People chatting People sitting quietly Thank you Billy for a truly relaxed time however infrequent for me sadly. Get well soon

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Devon, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What more can you ask for? Whether it's quiet or bustling this place is just right for a friendly drink on your own or with friends. The ales, especially the Bass, are perfect. Slight changes of staff but the regular faces and Billy still pop up. If you live in Plymouth and haven't you must try it and if you... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

No question, this is a pub as it should be, for all the reasons set out by the previous reviewers. Perfect draught Bass.

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England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Almost enough said. I like the beers particularly the Bass. Perfectly kept. I like the full breadth of the social mix. The tolerance, spontaneity and verve. The enthusiasm, capacity and liberality of the customers and staff. I would come here if we'd won the Euromillions, if I'd had a bad day at work or my closest friend or relative had... More 

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