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Submitted on Friday, 27th May 2011
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Dolphin Hotel, Wincanton Town, Wincanton

High Street
Wincanton
BA9 9JF
Phone: 0196332215
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E TA left this review about Dolphin Hotel

A former coaching inn, now a low-grade B&B. The courtyard is paved and has some of the original cobbles in place, and it now serves as a garden and smoking area. Inside, there are three bar areas. The public bar at the front is a very dated (1970s style) drinking room with a jukebox and gaming machines, the lounge in the middle has a couple of wooden tables and some faded sofas, plus there are 2 handpumps on the bar. There is a function and dining room at the back with the look, feel and ambiance of a Scout hut, though it does have a bar counter and a food servery. The B&B rooms are tiny and worse value for money than the nearby Travelodge. There was a sign advertising bouncy castle hire, but we didn’t see any and felt deflated. Of the two ale pumps, one had a reversed London Pride clip, the other was dispensing over-chilled Butcombe Original, which was served by a barmaid who coughed into her hand before using her finger to wipe the sides of the glass. On the plus side, the locals who could still string a sentence together were quite chatty and friendly. I’d give this one a miss in future.

On 25th September 2019 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2406 recommendations about 2385 pubs]


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BobOs . left this review about Dolphin Hotel

After my last comment I thought it only fair to give the Dolphin a fighting chance. I'd noticed that last evening they were launching their new restaurant with a special one-night offer - so I booked. After booking I found their new "vast" restaurant menu online offering "delicious traditional British dishes" which turned out to be ham, egg and chips, cod and chips, sausage and mash, lasagne, steak or vegetarian Wellington. Initial thoughts on seeing this was "Oh dear, not going to be an epicurian experience then!" Nevertheless off we went to the Dolphin. It was a little disconcerting to hear the music blasting out halfway down the street and, walking into the place, we discovered that the under-20s population of Wincanton seemed to be crammed in - hardly, in Sheri's words, "a relaxing atmosphere" and certainly not condusive to a good dining experience when you can't hear yourself think - so we walked out, never to return!

On 30th July 2011 - rating: 1
[User has posted 370 recommendations about 355 pubs]


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BobOs . left this review about Dolphin Hotel

There seems little point to Sheri Fudge boosting her own pub with a 10/10 in her sole review - wouldn't it be better to let the punters rate it?

On 11th July 2011 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 370 recommendations about 355 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Templecombe, 4.62 miles, 1 hr 29 min walk (show)
Bruton, 5.19 miles, 1 hr 40 min walk (show)
Castle Cary, 6.85 miles, 2 hr 12 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Dolphin Hotel, Wincanton
25th Sep 2019, 06:17
Review submitted by E TA
 
29th Apr 2017, 21:46
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 13 August 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
  • WiFi : No last updated 11 September 2019 by E TA
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