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The Dolphin, Newbury

Pub added by Old Boots
113 Bartholomew Street
Newbury
RG14 5DT
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Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken)

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Reviews of The Dolphin (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Quinno _ left this review about The Dolphin

Impressive upmarket refurb that has given the place a new lease of life, even though it won’t find much favour with the more traditional pub-goer. Internally it is split, the left side is light and bright, whilst the right side is dark blue. There are also two rooms further back. Rugby Union on the tellybox. Four pumps with three ales and Black Rat cider which raised hopes. Sadly the ales were a let-down, the Bath Gem (a beer I know well) was a bit thin and reedy and the Wye Valley HPA wasn’t up to muster. It's an improvement for sure, but there’s capacity for better.

September 2013
An odd place, half refurbished and half still awful (check the carpet!) but I’ll assume the benefit of the doubt is with the pub and it will all look lovely come Christmas, especially as the exterior signage seems to be aiming this pub higher up the food chain than many of its nearest geographic rivals. The rear conservatory function room was still in a state from previous use, presumably from the night before. Two ales, Theakston bitter and Caledonian Flying Scotsman; the Theakstons was serviceable. Sky Sports, basic rear patio, live music. At present not one I’d be overly interested in revisiting but perhaps in a few months’ time that may have changed? Rated 5

On 15th November 2018 - rating: 6
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Moby Duck left this review about The Dolphin

As Quinno suggested back in 2013, I checked out the carpet, its 80% grime and 20% carpet, the whole pub is rather tatty with ony Bombardier and London Pride on offer in the ale stakes,there is Sky sports advertised and also a pool table.I can't find much to recommend here.

On 5th June 2016 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about The Dolphin

Newbury's mystery pub – it has no signs giving its name on the front although I was assured it did on the back side facing towards the bus station. A typical town pub, now open plan, it has two bars, one either side of the double front where I suppose older rooms have been knocked through. The area to the right is smaller, while to the left is a longer, thinner room, only the left hand counter has handpumps. The three stumps have London Pride, Taylors Landlord and a guest, beer condition was good but seemed a bit carbonated for a cask ale. Furnishings are a mix of candle powered, brown, tables and chairs with a few armchairs, trendy grey tongue and groove and even fairy lit twigs. There is a, I believe complete, collection of John Ireland's Making Guinness cartoons as decoration so the trendy modern bar look doesn't quite come off, but still a reasonable pub for a couple.

On 11th July 2010 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Old Boots
Newbury, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Newbury Racecourse, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Thatcham, 4.02 miles, 1 hr 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Dolphin, Newbury
29th Dec 2018, 21:21
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
16th Dec 2018, 17:42
Picture submitted by Quinno _ approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 04 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 August 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
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