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The Dolphin Tavern, Bloomsbury - pub details

Dolphin Tavern
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Address: 44 Red Lion Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1R 4PF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1091) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Holborn (0.2 miles), Chancery Lane (0.3 miles), Russell Square (0.4 miles)

Nearest train stations Farringdon (0.6 miles), City Thameslink (0.8 miles), London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.9 miles)

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This curious, almost triangular drinking hole, offers gentle reprieve from the more hectic hostelries nearby. Caught in a sort of time-warp, The Dolphin Tavern attracts an odd crowd, but the atmosphere is pleasing enough, certainly not threatening. The seating is well appointed, although space is limited, and the place is well-kept. Friendly service and reasonable prices make for 7/10.
TheKindnessOfTrees - 24 Oct 2014 19:41
Tiny, often busy in the evening, often empty at Lunch. It offers a welcome alternative to the Enterprise over the road. A good 'old man pub' with decent beer and no pretensions. Well worth knowing about if you spend time in the area.
jhsp - 28 Mar 2012 09:24
Went here on a midweek just after lunchtime. Fairly quiet, so able to get a seat. Good beer Adnams i think. Yes the Stopped clock is still there.
rpf1955 - 6 Nov 2011 17:43
Sadly I was the only customer in here after 5 for over half an hour, but after all, it was a Monday, not usually a busy day. Pretty much how I remember the place after visits to the Conway Hall years ago, I think there has been a refurb since then. Good Adnams beers served in Adnams glasses. On the way home remembered there used to be a clock in there stopped at the time that the pub was bombed in World War 1. Perhaps a later reviewer can say if it's still there [not the clock by the steep stairs to the gents]
TiaMariaJim - 15 Jun 2010 09:08
Three real ales were available on my visit yesterday afternoon (Adnams Bitter, Broadside and St Austell Tribute) in a pub that I have tried to visit a few times before but failed as it is only open on weekdays. The atmosphere is quite cosy with a mainly carpeted floor and antiques over the bar, on shelves, and hanging from the ceiling. Screens separate tables to create a little amount of privacy. There are also partitions around the walls with dolphin motifs in frosted glass, which also help to give you individual space. Aspalls cider is also served. I would come back if in the area on a weekday.
blue_scrumpy - 22 May 2010 15:58

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