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The Dolphin Inn, Chard

38 Fore Street
Chard
TA20 1PT
Phone: 0146063424
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E TA left this review about The Dolphin Inn

A rather ordinary town centre pub, once a coaching inn which still does accommodation. Much of the original building at the back and the original garden wall have been demolished, making the back look a bit like a bomb site. There is carpark behind, and a rather scruffy garden with some dolphin murals that make it look more like a kindergarten playground than a pub garden. Inside, the ground floor rooms have knocked through to form a single long bar, whose modern tiles look like the floor of a barber’s shop or cheap cafe. There are several large TV screens, all showing live football, and a lot of football-related bric-a-brac fixed to the walls. The noise from the jukebox was intolerable, both in volume and genre; we felt this had been initiated specifically to annoy or provoke us. There are gaming machines, a pool table and a dart board, but none of these was being used when we visited. The locals were far from welcoming, and the atmosphere was rowdy bordering on hostile. The barmaid was rather dim, though given the locals, this wasn’t out of place here. The only ale on was Doombar, drinkable but not great. Tribute was available in tins, which is all kinds of wrong. I don’t think I’ll be back; the Wetherspoons opposite is a much better bet in every way.

On 17th July 2018 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Axminster, 8.06 miles, 2 hr 35 min walk (show)
Crewkerne, 9.7 miles, 3 hr 7 min walk (show)
Honiton, 12.83 miles, 4 hr 7 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Dolphin Inn, Chard
31st Aug 2019, 20:46
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31st Aug 2019, 20:45
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 July 2018 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 08 July 2018 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 12 May 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 July 2018 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar - last updated 08 July 2018 by E TA
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 July 2018 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud and BT Wifi - last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
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