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Family of three on a Wednesday evening with a 6yr old. Nice food. Great beer. Quick... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2019
alwaysfairandreason
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Cognac, France
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Quirky pub

Limited but good beer selection, real ale served from the jug was a different, but nice... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2020
David H
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 20, 2020

Limited but good beer selection, real ale served from the jug was a different, but nice touch
Several areas, a very welcoming real fire, ideal in January

Date of experience: January 2020
1  Thank David H
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

My husband and I decided to call into the Dolphin and went into the snug... it was a Monday evening about 5pm and to be fair the pub was not overly busy and as my husband approached the bar in the snug the guy who wore specs and a beard who we were led to believe was the Manager had no smile at all and just his whole persona made you feel that he did not want to serve us,, there was no please or thank you and as my husband was just deciding which real ale to have this rude individual was clearly becoming impatient.. sorry mate but if you don't enjoy your job move over for someone who does and respects the customer... won't be going back

Date of experience: December 2019
1  Thank AMELIA S
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Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

Excellent traditional pub, full of atmosphere and charm, the snug features an open fire. Reasonably priced menu which looked attractive

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019

Being super honest, we’d avoided the dolphin as it’s known for being an old mans pub and we didn’t expect much.

However, dropped in one day and had a meal and Christ have I changed my mind!

Yes - it’s super traditional and very old school pub.

But the beer and the food is great. We had burgers and they where absolutely divine- best burger I’ve had in ages. Very decently priced. Lovely friendly service.

Thank you

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Alonzigirl
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

I visited the Dolphin having lunch with friends. I ordered the homemade vegan butternut squash tagine. Although not vegan myself, I throughly enjoyed this meal. Very tasty and packed full of flavour. Perfect winter warmer sat by the real open fire - very cosy.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Laura H
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