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Ye Olde Dolphin Inne, Derby

Queen Street
Derby
DE1 3DL
Phone: 01332267711
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Pub SignMan left this review about Ye Olde Dolphin Inne

Cracking multi-roomed pub next to the cathedral, which lays claim to be Derby’s oldest public house. You enter into a corridor which gives access to the main bar area and other rooms through a series of openings to the left. The bar has a surprisingly dull counter for such an old pub, but the bar back retains some good shelving, obfuscated glass panes and a dusty collection of old bottles. There are fixed benches opposite with low stools in support, all notionally arranged around a pleasant brick fireplace in what seemed like the liveliest room of a fairly quiet pub. Decor includes a plain mirror and random ornaments above the fireplace, a large Bass sign opposite, on an otherwise plain wall, plus a few other minor bits of breweriana. Passing through a narrow gap to the left of the bar, more seating appears in a cramped but cosier rear space. There then appears to be further seating at the end of the corridor at the back of the pub, but I never made it this far, so have no idea if it’s a nice spot or not. Reggae tunes were playing randomly in the background and I got the impression that the place had been quite busy earlier in the evening, but was notably winding down by the time I arrived.
A solid ale range comprising Castle Rock Screech Owl and Harvest Pale, Draught Bass, Greene King Abbot Ale and Robinsons Trooper greeted my arrival and my pint of the Screech Owl was in reasonable condition - perhaps the least impressive pint on an otherwise very successful thirteen-pub crawl.
This one is definitely worth a look for the interesting old interior, which merits a little more exploration than I mustered at the end of a long day in the field. The average beer quality makes this a question mark for repeat visits, but I enjoyed my time here and would definitely recommend it for its heritage value.

On 4th September 2023 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about Ye Olde Dolphin Inne

Ye Olde Dolphin Inne is a historic pub with lots of different seating areas served to the front and rear by a central bar counter. One of the hand pumps on the bar was being used as a blue roll holder, but the other seven were in operation drawing Bass, Castle Rock’s Harvest Pale and Screech Owl, Pedigree, Nottingham Brewery’s Dolphin 1530 AD, Abbot Ale and Robinson’s Trooper. Very cheap food is also available, the burger and chips was priced at £5. This was one of the busier pubs I visited on a recent Tuesday evening, but this popularity may have been because the weekly quiz had just started.

On 2nd August 2023 - rating: 7
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Ye Olde Dolphin Inne

It's been almost 8 years since I was last in the the Olde Dolphin. On that visit to Derby, this was our penultimate stop of the day. So, my memory is a little hazy. There are a couple of rooms at the front of the pub, with another to the rear. All are accessed from a side corridor. Looking at the previous review, there may well have been at least one other room that I did not locate.

Regular beers are Bass, Marston's Pedigree & Greene King Abbot. They have a house beer from Nottingham called Dolphin 1530 AD (presumably the year the pub was built) and 3 guest ales - Castle Rock Harvest Pale & Screech Owl & Robinson's Trooper.

Bar staff were quite amenable, even moving around the furniture in one of the front rooms to give our party of 10 some space for drinking. The pub was not quite as good as I remembered, but is still worth a visit for its historical interest, nonetheless.

On 4th July 2023 - rating: 6
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This pub features in the following crawls:
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Derby, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Ye Olde Dolphin Inne, Derby
4th Sep 2023, 18:53
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
2nd Aug 2023, 09:33
Review submitted by Steve C

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 04 September 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn - last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 February 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Only on Sunday lunchtime in the lounge - last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes - Restaurant available Sunday - Wednesday - last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 11 February 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Wednesday - Saturday - last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday & Sunday - last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 July 2023 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 September 2023 by Pub SignMan
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