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Address: 163-165, Mare Street, Hackney, London, E8 3RH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6904) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras


Nearest tube stations Hackney Central (0.6 miles), Homerton (0.8 miles), Bethnal Green (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations London Fields (0.1 miles), Hackney Central (0.5 miles), Cambridge Heath (0.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.2/10 (rated by 21 users)
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If you live in these parts long enough you WILL end up in The Dolphin at 5am, drunk. It used to be on the cusp of being properly trendy with decent DJ's and wicker-thin fashion types, but somehow lost (or found?) its way, brought back the Karaoke and mild veil of threat. Staff never smile. However its one of the few places open late, everyone gets pissed and the mix of clientel is eclectic. The out door area is great in summer.
finestyle - 9 Jul 2010 18:30
Give this dark, dank-seeming place a chance and appreciate the beauty of the heritage Victorian interior. A lovely little haven, deserves to be more popular.
Greshon - 25 Nov 2009 14:48
basic as they come in terms of service and product - staff are not the freindliest unless you local and a bit rough n ready, Punters a strange mix but ok

i stumbled out very late and doubt id go back in sober !
mikeh1 - 1 Oct 2009 18:48
A real shame, this one. As stated used to be a rather cool place to come a number of years ago and hang out until the wee hours when there was no such thing as 24h licences, but has gone downhill since. How can you ever rate a pub that delibrately turns OFF pints at a certain point and will only sell wildly expensive bottles? It really does smell strange to boot. Also now seems to be full of complete wangers (maybe it always was?).

Only recommended if your already really rather drunk, wish to carry on drinking something, ANYTHING, and dont mind paying a bouncer to get into a pub. Oh, and it does have a great outdoors bit for those rare barmy summers nights in which to watch the sunrise and pretend your in Ibiza. I give it that.
PissedMonkey - 10 Jun 2009 12:50
Rough pub in Hackney - worth a look for the interesting interior but the regulars and the atmosphere leave a lot to be desired. No real ale. Miss rather than hit.
Spodgey - 25 May 2009 10:05

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