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Nice to see a proper old pub.good beers roaring fire.nice welcome .if lived local would defo... read more

Reviewed today
Ray D
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One of the better pubs in Plymouth ๐Ÿ˜€

Traditional pub slightly run down in a quaint sort of way, beers in barrels, a friendly honest LL... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neil S
Truro, United Kingdom
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14 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
+44 1752 660876
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All reviews bass poured straight the pub coal fire betty stoggs mixed clientele great ales jail ale no frills old fashioned boozer fish and chips oldest pub bar staff pint cask dolphins barbican
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nice to see a proper old pub.good beers roaring fire.nice welcome .if lived local would defo revisit.

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional pub slightly run down in a quaint sort of way, beers in barrels, a friendly honest LL and a loyal group of regulars, several Camra awards, would be haopy to call my local so thumbs up๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Ps Cash only?

1  Thank Neil S
MichelleC9254, Owner at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Neil Thanks for the lovely review . Itโ€™s always being a cash only pub as tradition stands but we will have to get with the times at some stage lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ we hope to see you back soon ๐Ÿบ

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very welcoming early evening on a week day, coal fire going and cosy. Traditional sort of pub with a good drinks range and food too. Highly recommended, Barbican is a must see area too!

1  Thank robww
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a couple of drinks with some old work mates in this pub for the first time. What a great atmosphere. The Irish lady who was running the show was delightful. A genuinely friendly and welcoming lady that gave the place a real warmth....More

1  Thank GRAHAM P
MichelleC9254, Owner at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Graham Thank you for such a lovely review and for portraying the authenticity of an old world pub is priceless. We hope to see you soon ๐Ÿบ

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had Royal Navy reunion 40 years after decommissioning, many people had not seen each other for over 40 years and the Dolphin was a fantastic place to meet again, thanks Darren for a fantastic night.

2  Thank Summertime1976
MichelleC9254, Owner at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted that ye had a fantastic night the atmosphere was fantastic. Thank you for the lovely memorabilia they are now hanging proudly in the Dolphin . ๐Ÿป

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a horrible wet night and having asked first, they were happy for us to take in our fish and chips purchased next door and we enjoyed them with a pint or two of the selection of the many ales available. A busy and...More

2  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Was looking for an old fashioned boozer and I found one . Traditional pub , no frills or airs and graces ! Cracking pint of beer I had the sea fury ! Blazing fire and friendly staff even a bit of banter with other drinkers...More

2  Thank Sgj666
Michelle C, Owner at Dolphin Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you for a wonderful review . You captured the essence of the dolphin perfectly . Hope to see you soon again ๐Ÿ˜€

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

A very old rustic small pub, a good selection of ales, snacks on the bar. A place that local people go to. Very friendly bar staff.

2  Thank KarenFairweather
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic pub! My husband and I call here infrequently and are always impressed by the friendly service and wonderful โ€˜proper pubโ€™ atmosphere. Brilliant barman with amazing knowledge of different gins.

4  Thank alisonlM5776CZ
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Sadly missed Billy Holmes who passed this month. A great host. Iโ€™m now leaving Plymouth after 4&1/2 years and have spent several thousand pounds here in that time. Easy going, never any trouble, great range of ales (including direct tapped barrel) plus a few ciders...More

2  Thank Chris J
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27 October 2018|
Response from Michelle C |
Hello ๐Ÿ˜€ thank you for the valid question. This is the first time weโ€™ve had this situation so going forward it will be a vape free pub as we must think about fairness to all our lovely customers Apologies for the late... More
lauren b
12 May 2017|
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.
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.