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The Dolphin, Canterbury - pub details

Address: 17 St Radigunds St, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28164) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Canterbury West (0.3 miles), Canterbury East (0.7 miles), Sturry (2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.7/10 (rated by 25 users)
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Nice place but very food - oriented. Beer choice was ok but not great with only one offering from a Kent micro (Gadd''s) along with the usual boring stuff. Didn''t try the food but it looked great and the service was good. Would return for a meal but not just to drink.
baxterfish - 11 Sep 2017 13:40
Dropped by on my way to the station and dropped by forgetting to check my previous comments regarding the place. The small bit that seemed to be for non-diners was populated by people waiting for their tables and although I had a pleasant conversation with some of them this is a dining establishment where drinkers are tolerated and not a pub. Ale selection was pretty bland Doombar, Taylors etc. (Timothy Taylors must now be one the UKs blandest ales) as was quality with no local brews on offer.
Snarling_Mallard - 13 Mar 2016 13:41
Not a pub as I know it.
its a café/bar/eating place, big wine list, limited draught beer.

I had a pint (568ml) of old rosy cider , £ 4-35.

the first thing the barman says to customers as they get to the bar is
" are you eating "
says it all.
Leftinthepub44 - 23 Dec 2015 15:29
With the snow starting to full quite rapidly the wife and I headed off to pub number 2, the thoroughly modern with lots of old fashioned twists...The Dolphin.

5 hand pumps with 3 ales and 2 ciders on. The ale choices were Sharps Doombar, Timothy Taylor Landlord and my choice which was Ramsgate Brewery Uberhop @ 5.2%. A very good pint and a new one for me. The ciders were both from Westons, Old Rosie and Rosie's Pig.

There's an extensive list of Whiskey, Whisky and Bourbons with a total of 26 listed and all served in 35ml measures. A fact that is proudly displayed!

The 1970's style price board displaying the prices and selections of wine, gin and snacks is superb and something that had me thinking of my childhood.

A very nicely decorated pub with special mention of the collection of Home pride Fred's, Michelin Men & Bertie Bassett's. Some very good advertising signs with an attractive Walls Ice Cream & Champion Spark plugs one at the far end of the bar.

The old fashioned coloured letters spelling The Dolphin above the bar are excellent and in fantastic condition, really adding a nice touch.

There’s a selection of board games available. Food also served but I was a bit early and didn't see any being served.

A very good pub and one I would like to return to.
lezford - 10 Feb 2015 15:01
Quite a frequent visitor to this pub but tonight wasn't happy to see bartender pouring run off into my beer. Happened on two occasions and on second time I asked what she was doing and she said that it was policy, Would prefer fresh beer from the barrel rather than the drip tray.
adamde - 1 Dec 2013 21:34

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