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Dolphin Hotel

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Address: 14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
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+44 1752 660876

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Traditional pub

If you like your beer drawn straight from the barrel, coal fires, friendly barmaids, and a very basic room which had stone flagged floors then this is the place for you. Arrived... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like your beer drawn straight from the barrel, coal fires, friendly barmaids, and a very basic room which had stone flagged floors then this is the place for you. Arrived in the early evening, drank steadily working your way through all the beers on offer which meant a wide variety from Bass to Betty Stoggs and included tribute... More 

1 Thank skileader
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here on the weekend. Also visited some time ago with my brother in law. An excellent pint of Bass from the barrel as well as Proper Job on gravity too. Full of locals and the odd tourist with friendly chatter eveywhere. Worth the 170 mile trip.

1 Thank gjcGosport
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Don't go expecting any fancy food - this is a proper pub, with proper beer, for proper drinkers. And it is properly good beer, straight from the keg. 8 real ales when we visited, plus ciders and some of that fizzy beer. Try the Doombar : you will not be disappointed. Epic!

1 Thank David C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Southside Street/Barbican area of Plymouth is full of cool pubs and places to eat, but the top slot for real ale goes to the Dolphin. I asked the barmaid if she could recommend something light and hoppy (my usual criteria) and she went off and brought me no fewer than four sample glasses! I could have had any one... More 

1 Thank BarnsleyHarry
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We came in 10 mins before last orders on Saturday first thing we noticed was the horrible smell of bleach we ordered a quiet drink just to round off the evening - we'd barely had a sip when the bar maid started shouting at the handful of punters there to 'you need to finish- drink up NOW!' she went up... More 

1 Thank vidadevacas
Totnes, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Love the olde worlde atmosphere of this pub. Service average. Drink choice ok. Prices ok. Good end of night pub.

1 Thank JustbeCouscous
Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is up there with the best. I can't think of a more pubby pub. It gives you a big warm beery hug.

1 Thank Ray B
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Perfectly kept draft Bass and Weston's cider. Absolutely packed with locals! Just how a pub should be...

1 Thank Lisa P
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Had a few xmas drinks with fellow bootnecks and co, really good atmosphere, staff worked there backsides of as packed out, always helpful and made us welcome hasn't changed in years and I love that (not broken don't fix it) been going there on and of for as long as rem every bootneck of a certain ages knows it..happy days... More 

1 Thank CommandoBri
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Went in last Saturday with some old friends after an average chinese meal. The place was rammed and in full swing. We had a great night great beer and atmospher. Birdman of Plymouth turned up as well. Left 11 30 great unforgettable night.

1 Thank John R

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