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Dolphin Hotel

14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
+44 1752 660876
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Blacked Eye Friday - rammed and inaccessible

Came down at about five on the Friday before Christmas. Absolutely packed. Impossible to move... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Jannerbloke
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Devon
Best pint in Plymouth

This is the place to go if you want real ales poured straight from the cask and then a seat in... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
altoworks
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“bass” (23 reviews)
“proper pub” (13 reviews)
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14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
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+44 1752 660876
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Came down at about five on the Friday before Christmas. Absolutely packed. Impossible to move around inside, predominantly men, many suits. Don’t begrudge the pub the business but it was unusable. We love this place and will be back many times over the holiday.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go if you want real ales poured straight from the cask and then a seat in front of the coal fire. I think it may also be the oldest pub on the Barbican

1  Thank altoworks
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Popped in for a couple after meeting up for lunch with a friend. Great selection of Beers, Ales and Wines and before we realized, it was 6 hours later, attentive staff matched with a cracking atmosphere... Keep up the good work guys and we will...More

1  Thank Skully29
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Warm and cosy on a rain soaked Saturday night.Charming and attentive bar staff and the Dartmoor brewery Jail Ale came straight from the barrel out back and not through a hand pump.Nectar so I had to have the second pint to make sure that it...More

1  Thank mncrbest
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

great location inside feels like a original authentic 1900's style pub would advise having a beer in here if your on a barbican run

1  Thank carmadmarc
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We returned to the Barbican after a few years away and first stop was the Dolphin Inn, a regular haunt of mine 40 years ago when I was in the navy. It's still a great little pub and on a Friday afternoon in August the...More

1  Thank Rooombiter
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The Pub is well located in near the quay in The Barbican. The interior is quirky with curvy organic shaped pews and brown leather banquettes. On the walls are locally inspired artworks. On a Thursday afternoon / early evening it was pleasantly busy. But not...More

2  Thank CG101010
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Basically, best pub in Plymouth! Nice and traditional with a massive range of beer to choose from. I could have spent all day and night in there!

1  Thank Kev W
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Serving an excellent range of beers, the Dolphin is full of character and packed with history. With no airs and graces, and a mixed clientele from squaddies to students to pensioners to tourists, the atmosphere is lively, welcoming and fun. A great boozer. Highly recommended.

1  Thank nedwob53
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Spent a very pleasant evening in here drinking Bass ale poured straight from the barrel. The pub was packed with lots of locals drinking here - want food? bring fish & chips from the chippy 2 doors down & eat them at your table -...More

1  Thank Chch_NZ_couple
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lauren b
12 May 2017|
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Response from Jannerbloke | Reviewed this property |
They don't, there's just the bar, it's not a private function kind of place, but there are dozens of Plymouth pubs and clubs that will provide a free function room provided you drink their booze.
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Jannerbloke
30 January 2017|
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Response from chrisb2ab | Reviewed this property |
It seems they have acquired the entire estate of Punch Taverns (wont let me post the link).They stress they're keen to work with and keep the ethos of those pubs they take over. Time will tell.
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AJ-May
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Response from chrisb2ab | Reviewed this property |
No they don't. If the cash point on Southside street isn't working, there is another COOP with a cash point on Notte Street. (Head out of the Barbican towards town and take a left). Next nearest that doesn't charge, is... More
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