The Dolphin Tavern

01736 364106
Quay Street
TR18 4BD
The Dolphin Tavern has a colourful history. Located on Quay Street in Penzance, overlooking the harbour, it’s little wonder that Admiral Sir John Hawkins worked out the tavern in 1585, recruiting locals to fight the Spanish Armada. It’s also rumoured that The Dolphin Tavern was the spot where Sir Walter Raleigh smoked the first pipe tobacco to arrive on British shores.

Retaining its period charm in many ways, The Dolphin Tavern is great Cornish destination. It’s a warm place to eat superb local food, from steaks to freshly caught fish. There’s always a warm ambiance and a glass of wine to be had.

Those who want to enjoy a night or more in the famous tavern’s accommodations, will find the rooms modern and comfortable. Look out the bay windows and see the harbour. It’s pleasure to wake up to the sounds of the sleepy harbour coming to life. Rooms have en-suite facilities, digital TV, a sitting area and, if you’re worried about the convivial tavern below, each floor has been soundproofed.

After waking up to the pleasant coastal morning, enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast, either a full English or full Cornish.