Dolphin Tavern


The Dolphin Tavern, Quay Street,, Penzance, TR18 4BD

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About the hotel

The awe-inspiring sense of history greets you as you enter The Dolphin Tavern, with the past echoing in the aged granite walls, the intriguing shipping artifacts, and a warm atmosphere that makes you feel immediately at home. In 1585 the tavern served as John Hawkin's HQ, recruiting Cornishmen to fight in the Armada, Sir Walter Raleigh is thought to have smoked the first pipe of tobacco in England here, and the tavern was used as a courtroom for centuries following. So legend says, it is also home to three spirits.

This long and colourful history makes a visit to The Dolphin Tavern a unique experience.

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Showing Thursday 26 November 2015 to Friday 27 November 2015

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Restaurant , Bar
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Wake Up Call Available
Car Parking Available Offsite
Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas

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From 14:00 hours
Until 10:00 hours
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Pets are not allowed

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93% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Alan Cloke

  • November 2015

I should keep this place a secret!!

Location on quayside with views of harbour.

Rooms very comfortable. Food excellent quality and value. Staff are brilliant!. Best place I've stayed at for years!!

  • ciaran M

  • September 2015

Great room, friendly people and good food

Very pleasant stay

Would go back again

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