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“Faultless” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Dolphin Tavern
Ranked #11 of 87 Penzance B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Faultless”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Faultless accommodation for our overnight stay on our way to Isles of Scilly. With the bonus of a beautiful view from our window.The closest place for catching the Scillonion.
Staff really helpful and excellent locally sourced food of fish, crab and vegetables.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mereid
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed at the beginning and end of a Isles of Scilly trip . The Dolphin was faultless, clean, good value, good beer, great food. Nice bed, nice room, We will be back, when next we go to the Isles Of Scilly.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

We were given a warm welcome, the landlord helping me carry the bag to the room. The room when we were shown it was bright, light and well appointed and the bay window overlooked the quay and we had lovely views of the harbour area. The shame was that it was foggy so we could not see St Michaels mount but the hospitality made up for it. The landlord and landlady have worked very hard to ensure the standards are kept and the food was lovely and plentiful. My husband had the cottage pie which was huge and he certainly didn't need the extra chips that he'd ordered. We will certainly visit this lovely quaint tavern again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tracey J
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

I thoroughly recommend this welcoming little pub. We stayed for one night and could have happily stayed longer. Our room was spacious, modern and spotlessly clean (in fact it was much nicer than where we spent the following evening that cost more than twice as much). The bed was very comfortable and the tea tray included biscuits and bottled water. We had a lovely evening meal - the fish was beautifully cooked and the vegetables fresh & colourful. The breakfast was equally as impressive - lots of choice and done to a time to suit us. Thank you for a great visit. We'll be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bethski
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Callington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

We decided to have a break in Penzance and ended up eating here and we were not disappointed, they serve the most wonderful food,i had a ham hock pate with a red onion marmalade and a balsamic salad it was divine,followed by a trio of simple Cornish fish,one of which was red gurnard and it was one of the best meals we have had for a long time,the sauce was to die for as was the freshness of the ingredients.
My wife had a prawn and crab starter and hake with a crust and crushed new potatoes, the only thing that was wrong was the hake was slightly over cooked but not by much and it was still delicious,well done to the chef there he is amongst some of the best fish cooks in Cornwall.
I used to be a head chef myself so believe me this is worth a visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kevincornwall
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

If you are in the Scottish Highlands and looking for a good nights sleep in a clean room with comfy bed plenty of coffee, tea, biscuits, bottles of water, fresh milk, and a good view from the window followed by a huge breakfast, 2 of everything, cereal, juice toast etc served by friendly staff leaving you to enjoy your day in Cornwall or a boat trip to the Scillys knowing good food will be waiting for you on your return then pop down to the Dolphin Tavern at Penzance. You may think you had to go a long way to find a place like this- and thats the point, you do.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HappyEmmit
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

I live in Cornwall and when we're having a drive down that way myself and partner usually end up here as we know the food's good. They serve all day too! I usually have the vegetarian lasagne which comes with really nice garlic bread and a fairly large side salad in a bowl with all sorts in, not your usually boring lettuce leaf. Very tasty! My partner goes for the sizzling chicken which comes out on a hot skillet, sizzling! I'm vegetarian and there are a few choices for me but the other choices are very wide, also a specials board. Everyone's food that comes out looks very nice and well prepared. The chef seems very good for such a normal type of pub. I'm normally a fussy eater but i never have a problem here! Prices are reasonable too.The only thing i would say is that the waitress was very miserable last time, maybe a bad day but she didn't break a smile the whole time we were there and it took ages for the tables to get cleared from people's previous meals.
Worth popping in if you're around that area.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank julietandcleo
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Property: The Dolphin Tavern
Address: Quay Street, Penzance TR18 4BD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Penzance
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Dolphin Tavern 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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