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Dolphin Tavern, Penzance

Dolphin Tavern, Quay Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BDDolphin Tavern, Penzance

The Dolphin Tavern is a warm friendly village inn offering first class accommodation and ideally located, with bay windows overlooking Penzance harbour and St Michael's Mount.

Telephone: 01736 364106

The awe-inspiring sense of history greets you as soon as you enter The Dolphin Tavern. The past echoes in the aged granite of the walls, the shipping artefacts that adorn the tavern, and the warm atmosphere that makes you feel immediately at home.

Back in 1585, John Hawkins used the tavern as his headquarters when recruiting Cornishmen to fight in the Armada, and Sir Walter Raleigh is thought to have smoked the first pipe of tobacco in England here. The tavern was also used as a courtroom in the centuries that followed and, so legend says, is home to three spirits.

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

We look forward to welcoming you, Richard and Siobhan Tubb.


Imagine waking to the bustle of a harbour, the scent of sea air and a choice of a full English or full Cornish breakfast.

Ideally located, with bay windows overlooking Penzance harbour and St Michael's Mount, and designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, our accommodation is an inviting and cosy place to stay. Each room comes complete with digital tv, a sitting area and underfloor soundproofing, ensuring a peaceful night’s rest.


Room prices
Double en-suite £70/night (winter) £85/night (summer)
Family room - extra person £15; under-2s free
Travel cot available


Mount View self-catering apartment

This superbly appointed and spacious two bedroom harbour fronted apartment enjoys spectacular and uninterrupted harbour and sea views, taking in St Michael's’ Mount and the coast beyond.

Sleeps 2-4 people plus baby.

See Cornish Retreats for further information & bookings.


Inspiring landmarks ...

  • Isles of Scilly
  • The Minack Theatre
  • St Michael's Mount
  • Land's End
  • Mousehole and Newlyn
  • St Ives

Food & Drink

Fresh, local food ...

Succulent steaks, delicious roast dinners, locally caught fish, tempting vegetarian dishes and a tantalising array of desserts - we challenge you to find a better value meal than we serve here at The Dolphin Tavern.

Using the finest Cornish produce, we take pride in the high standard of our varied selection of homemade dishes.

What’s more, the comfortable, atmospheric setting and friendly service makes The Dolphin Tavern the ideal place to eat, drink and relax.

Our freshly cooked food is served all day from 11am to 10pm.

To view or menu click here



Dolphin Tavern
Quay Street
TR18 4BD

Telephone: 01736 364106


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