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As a hotel it was OK, the food OK and a decent breakfast. Dartmoor beer was on the way out but they didn't take it off although it tasted like warm vinegar. London Pride was fine. Nothing special although the beach was fabulous that evening.
Bernie5 - 22 Mar 2016 09:40
I'm very disappointed that the front bar has been turned into a restaurant. The owners have made a new lounge bar in the back of the hotel, but it does not have the same pub feel as the old bar, and in fact it would have made a lovely restaurant.

Personally, I think they have lost an asset.

Having said that, the food is plentiful and great value and the beer is always good.
flagship - 1 Nov 2015 22:44
Called in Wednesday and was served several delicious cool but not too cold perfectly kept Trelawney from St Austell by a chatty friendly bar maid.
Went back Thursday drooling for more to find the Trelawney had been replaced by Dartmouth, also from St Austell. The beer was warm and sour and it was obvious the pipes had not been pulled through before the pub opened that morning. The (different) bar maid changed the beer without an apology but the second pint was no better. How they can be 'Cask Marked' is beyond me.
paddymiguel - 1 Sep 2013 12:22
The Long bar at the side was a good drinking hole. It's in the GBG but the beer range on our visit was disappointing, Bombardier and London Pride. Nothing from the west country. London Pride was good condtion, �3.30 pint-Not necessarily "cheaper in the public bar"! The bar was atmospheric with local drinkers and live music..good craic but get some local brews on!
brisk - 29 Jun 2012 12:52
stayed sat 23th,excellent pub,great room 3 ,very nice staff,well-done
blackjack - 29 Sep 2011 12:25
Excellent value Sunday carvery.
BigAlBlue - 12 Apr 2011 16:35
Very disappointing meal. Chefs idea of lobster thermidor was to melt a block of cheese over it. Fish platter scrag ends full of bones. A very expensive let down. Beer good but will not eat there again
PAS - 1 Sep 2010 13:38
Almost like 2 different places, a locals bar, limited beer choice but games available & pleasant enough, and a hotel bar and restaurant which looks much more plush.
Floyd - 12 Apr 2010 21:03
Best pub in beer for a few pints. In fact, I had more than a few and can't remember what it was I was drinking, but it was something other than the ubiquitous (and lovely) Otter, and was very nice too.
Bar skittles, darts and pool table plus friendly locals. Apparently a bit of a singalong on Saturday night although I missed that. I didn't eat here but note that they do breakfasts from
Best pub in Beer for a few pints.
Drinking_Bull - 22 Oct 2009 12:29
recently returned from a mini-break in Beer and loved the place. Would have no hesitation in recommending the Dolphin both as a place to eat and of course to drink! Very friendly and welcoming staff. My partner had seared scallops with bacon and I had home-made steak pie (gotta love a pie & a pint!)
Both dishes were of a very high standard and portion size was huge. If you're after fairly priced grub in an un-pretentious setting then look no further. oh almost forgot beer sampled was Dartmoor.......very good ;-)
alebear - 6 Oct 2009 19:51
A large hotel, with stone exterior, with white painted corner stones and around the windows - looks very good.

The interior, as far as i saw, was one room, with white walls, wood panel, great pew seating and nice fireplace. There was a nice wood bar, etched glass and lots of old pictures to have a look at. Muisc was subdued, service ok and a mixed clientele.

Beer; usual tap stuff, with Wadsworth 6X, London Pride and a decent drop of Dartmoor IPA.

Most certainly i would return, a mixed choice of beers in good surroundings
Archivist - 14 Sep 2009 11:04
Food here is excellent and we drank mainly the guest ale which was Hopback Summer Lightning @ 5% ABV, which was well served and very drinkable. Service very good and we would recommend this to anyone.Get there early evening to ensure a table, its that good we dined and drank here 3 evenings out of 4.
reelaleboy - 15 Sep 2008 23:00
A great pub in a great village.

There are two bars, one - the Long Bar - which caters for the locals. You can play pool, darts and table skittles. This bar is open all day and stays open till very late. The locals are great and you will always find someone ready to chat to you.

The lounge bar is frquented more by visitors and has a London pub sort of feel to it. Lots of pictures and deep colours. The bar is nice to look at and there are cubicle seating arrangements.

There are plenty of ales to choose from and I had BST, which was excellent.

I had a nice Sunday roast, which was huge and was all locally grown produce. At �8 it was good value.

The staff are excellent, very friendly, dogs and children welcome. It is a great pub and I wish it was my local. 10
flagship - 1 Jun 2008 11:07
this is one of the best pubs in devon
great choice of reel ales
sunday carvery for its price is one of the best
served between 12 and 2 if you arive at 12 no need to book
allso a great selection of traditional meals
at resonable price
dont miss this on
prs - 24 May 2008 22:12

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