There are dangers in trying to review places that are just good because they are what they are. So it is with the Dolphin. The factual descriptions in the earlier reviews are correct. Trying to give it a title or a grade adds nothing. Waxing lyrical reflects on the reviewer not the pub. Saying that it is the soul of the city or an icon of the community, or that it is a quintessential English pub, or that it doesn't resort to food, Muzak or is very basic, doesn't matter. I like it because its about drinking and people.
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