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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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A must visit place on every trip to Plymouth

This has become an essential part of any trip that we make to Plymouth - it is a classic (proper) pub, serving an excellent range of real ales straight from the barrel. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This has become an essential part of any trip that we make to Plymouth - it is a classic (proper) pub, serving an excellent range of real ales straight from the barrel. Great service and atmosphere to boot - don't miss it!

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1 Thank GrumpsDC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Great pub in the Barbican part of the city, next to the marina. Serving excellent, no nonsense beer. Bar snacks served, did not see any other food on offer. Plenty of fish and chip shops etc around though!

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Best pub in Plymouth. Unmodernised , a bit tatty , a nice fire in the winter , pickled eggs and Bass from the barrel. No food or telly just a great pub and beer.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Visited here on Mothers Day and was not disappointed I Have been drinking in this pub on and off since the early seventies, it hasn't changed a lot but that is the magic of this pub it is what it is. There is a roaring open coal fire to welcome you and a great friendly atmosphere there are no modern... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Full of history, rustic a typical locals gathering place. The selection of beers are amazing and some from the barrel. Two lovely roaring fires in winter. If you are not a local you can feel like one and everyone is so friendly. Yep a great pub to spend a few hours in the historic waterfront area in Plymouth.

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Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Ok , so you could live in London and make more money , but they don't have The Dolphin in London do they?? I drink in here every week , I love this pub . If you like cheep beer and soulless pub"s then this is not the pub for you . If you like a log fire , great... More 

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2 Thank justlovesfood
Princetown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Our group of 14 Senior Citizens visited the Dolphin on their annual Epicurean Tour. We weren't disappointed, the beer was great, the staff were really friendly and the locals were very welcoming and chatty. We didn't eat here as we were booked into another venue, but the menu looked varied and reasonably priced. Would certainly call again.

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3 Thank Michael F
Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We all had a great night here - big group down for the Rugby at Plymouth and our group at times reached 20+ people but plenty of space. Great beer range served properly - no wonder it's a CAMRA pub plus good ciders !! A must for a boozer in Plymouth

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Drink the Bass which is kept in kegs like I always have and enjoy this real old fishermans pub. Great fun to meet there and explore the Barbican.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I must admit that this is not the smartest place on the Barbican. It’s a little spit and sawdust – so if you like places like this, this pub maybe right up your street. As for myself it’s not the kind of place that I go often: it’s the kind of place which I pass through on route to somewhere... More 

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