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The Dolphin, Springbourne [Closed] - pub details


Address: 316 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8AY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2566) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bournemouth (0.5 miles), Pokesdown (1.4 miles), Branksome (3 miles)

> Current user rating: 3.5/10 (rated by 8 users)
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Closed down!
dagdog - 19 Aug 2011 12:33
I have a great time in the dolphin , if somebody remember me from that time 1997 till 2001 leave a message if you want ,greatings dutchy.
dutchy50 - 31 Oct 2009 15:23
last manager got sacked ,new relief manager. she likes to tell everybody she is from london.when asked what part, she replied, dagenham when someone informed her that was in essex she refussed to serve him. and i havent seen her serve again, she leaves the bar staff to do that .usually very busy in the afternoon,one exelent bar maid ,rest are rubbish,never any glasses. agood mixture of punters mostly working men
billyg - 25 Jun 2009 16:42
This place has a poor reputation which was further compounded on 24 February 2008 when a man was fatally injured in a fight just outside the pub - one of two murders in Holdenhurst Road on that same day.
stanley_C - 25 Feb 2008 23:34
Since moving to Springbourne 9 years ago I have visited The Dolphin regularly and although the last landlady who ran the pub for two years fell ill and three temporary managers came and went whilst she was ill, it has undoubtedly lost its bad reputation of old.

The locals are very friendly and welcoming, and you get the feeling that there is a real community spirit. I have only seen the odd scuffle amongst youngsters on their way into town at the weekend, which has been dealt with very well by the landlord.

Food is served from 12-3 daily and is extremely good value for money, tasty and good portions too.

Children are welcome under supervision, there is a good selection of entertainment at the weekends and since the licensing laws now allow bands in smaller venues there have been some excellent live music bands playing at the weekends.

The toilets are clean and presentable and in good working order (including normal doors), and a disabled toilet has recently been installed.

I have found the bar staff and landlord to be very friendly and helpful.

The only down side is that the undercover smoking area outside could be bigger and food could be available in the evenings.

InDaHut - 18 Jan 2008 14:46

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