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The Dolphin, St Denys, Southampton

30 Osborne Road South
Southampton
SO17 2EZ
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Dolphin

This pub was surprisingly quiet on our Saturday afternoon visit. There was a family of three who had just finished a meal seated near the entrance with the rest of the lounge and bar area empty. There was another four people at some bench seating out in the back garden and that was about it. The interior of the pub was traditional with lots of bric a brac, some musical instruments fixed to the walls and sheet music in frames, as you walked in and some set in resin in the floor near the entrance. Eight ales on handpump with the majority being mainstream, such as two from Adnams, TT Landlord, Pride, St Austell Tribute etc. I went for the Adnams Ghost Ship, which is always a safe bet and it was in good shape.

On 4th April 2019 - rating: 6
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moby duck left this review about The Dolphin

Very handily placed next to St Denys train station, it is of course much the same as described by Pub Signman below, nearly a year ago. The pub was just opening up when I got there just after mid-day, the landlady unaware the clocks had gone forward,indeed the pub clock said 11.15.Beers on were Sharps Doom Bar,Atalantic and Sea Fury ,Gales HSB,Shepherd Neame Spitfire Gold and Exile Whakatu, the latter being in fair shape. The pub is OK but nothing to rave about and one pint was enough.

On 1st April 2018 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Dolphin

A handy footbridge leads you from St Denys station, over the tracks and deposits you right next to the pub's sizeable beer garden. The pub has a clearly identifiable former two bar layout, with the servery now relocated to the back wall, but elements of partitioning and two separate entrances remain in its current one room formation. The left hand entrance leads through a rather obsolete porch with some nice bits of decorative glasswork, into the left hand portion of the room. Standard tables and chairs can be found in this part of the pub, with a number of plain mirrors on the left hand wall. The room has scuffed floorboards, covered in places by a few large rugs and more standard seating runs through the centre of the room, supplemented by hard backed benches along the front and right hand walls and some sofas in the rear right corner. The servery runs along a fairly long section of the back wall and has a dark wood counter contrasting a much lighter, modern looking bar back. A large brick chimney breast in the centre of the room gives another clue as to the pub's previous set-up and has a sizable fireplace on either side. Another fireplace with a wooden surround can be found to the rear right, with a well used stove inside. Behind there is a nice little wood panelled snug with some plush seating and pleasant landscape paintings on the walls. Elsewhere, the walls have been decorated with old shipbuilders diagrams, colonial era paintings and a high shelf stacked with ancient looking suitcases, typewriters, radios and scales.
This is probably the least heralded of the three pubs around St Denys station (see also the South Western Arms and Junction Inn), but it still offers a good selection of ales and made the cut for the 2017 Good Beer Guide ahead of the Junction. Options on this visit were Marstons New World Pale and 61 Deep, Purity Gold and UBU, Shepherd Neame Master Brew and Whitstable Bay, Thwaites Wainwright and Fullers HSB. A friendly barmaid served me a pint of the 61 Deep, which was in fine condition, if not the most enjoyable beer of the day.
I thought this was a nice pub with plenty of comfy spots in which to settle down, a good beer garden and a decent selection of well kept beer on the bar. It perhaps falls short of the beer options at the South Western and doesn't have the wow-factor interior of the Junction, but it is a solid pub that will compliment any crawl of the local area.

On 6th May 2017 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
St Denys, 0.14 miles, 2 min walk (show)
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4th Apr 2019, 19:48
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray
 
4th Apr 2019, 19:31
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