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Dolphin Hotel

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

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STILL BRILLIANT

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Castlegate_King_1
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
60 helpful votes 60 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
38 helpful votes 38 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
78 helpful votes 78 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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London, United Kingdom
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343 reviews 343 reviews
117 attraction reviews
2,469 helpful votes 2,469 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Good to see from GabrielleBurnie's review that nothing in the Dolphin has changed and that it is still the most consistent, friendly, easy going, uninhibited and traditional fun filled space to go in Plymouth to drink perfect ales and enjoy yourself. If she was seeking comfy chairs and respectful quiet, white wine followed by the Glassblowing House, why on earth... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Cute pub. Lovely location. We chose it for a pre dinner drink as we were going on to eat at the glassblowing house opposite. Very noisy - ok , you expect that on a Friday night - but the people two tables away from us were extremely loud and clearly enjoying themselves with no thought for anyone else in the... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Oh dear but here goes. Yes, it is very good. Yes, you should go if you're in the area. Yes, the beers are well kept. So why only (only?- as if 4 stars is bad?) 4 stars? Just felt it had gone off the boil a little bit. Staff not quite as on the ball as previous visits. Atmosphere not... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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