The Dolphin Tavern

“Interesting history and fish always on the menu” - AA Inspector



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Sir Walter Raleigh is said to have smoked the first pipe of tobacco in England at this lovely 16th-century pub, the central part of which was once used as a courtroom by Judge Jeffreys. These days, the Dolphin serves great home-made food accompanied by a full range of St Austell beers, plus accommodation. Fresh, locally caught fish features on the daily specials board, and the menu offers a tempting selection of meat (a house speciality is sizzling Cornish rump steak and chips), vegetarian and children’s dishes. Fish lovers should look to the ‘From the Boat’ section for Newlyn crab and prawn linguine; Ratler battered catch of the day; and grilled hake with Parma ham.

The Dolphin Tavern
Quay Street, PENZANCE, TR18 4BD
Phone : 01736 364106


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Garden

About the area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

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