The Dolphin Hotel Pub, Plymouth

The Dolphin Hotel Pub, Plymouth

The Dolphin Hotel is a pub on the Barbican in Plymouth, notable as the setting of several of the artist Beryl Cook's paintings. It is a no-frills unmodernised pub famous for its cask ale, draught Bass served straight from the barrel. It is listed in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)'s Good Beer Guide and the 2008 Good Pub Guide. The sign on the front of the building has always called the pub the 'Dolphin Hotel'.

The pub also provided the setting for the BBC's poorly reviewed animated Janner comedy series Bosom Pals, which was based on some of the characters in Cook's paintings and featured the voices of Dawn French as the lead character Stella, Alison Steadman as her best friend Joan, and Timothy Spall as the Dolphin's real-life landlord Billy Holmes.
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The Dolphin Hotel Pub on Map

Sight Name: The Dolphin Hotel Pub
Sight Location: Plymouth, England (See walking tours in Plymouth)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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Walking Tours in Plymouth, England

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