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 Hawkins 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.

Richard & Siobhan Tubb
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Dolphin Tavern

Where we are


Dolphin Tavern, Quay Street, Penzance, TR18 4BD
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Family Friendly

Children Welcome, Baby Changing Facilities, High Chairs Available

Outside Facilities

Garden/Terrace, Outdoor Dining

Parking & Access

Local Paid Parking

Opening Times

Mon 11:00am - 11:00am
Tue 11:00am - 11:00am
Wed 11:00am - 11:00am
Thu 11:00am - 11:00am
Fri 11:00am - 11:00am
Sat 11:00am - 11:00am
Sun 11:00am - 10:30am

Our Food

Traditional Pub, Fresh Seafood, Vegetarian, Children's Menu, Locally Sourced, Afternoon/Cream Tea, Gluten Free Options

Surrounding Area

Beach, Surfing, Fishing, Walking Trails, Golf Course, Cinema, Good Nightlife, Train Station, Beauty Salon/Spa, Sailing, Water Sports, Cycling Paths, Horse Riding, Theatre, Shopping, Bus Stop