Dolphin Tavern

Historic Inn in Penzance, Cornwall

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The Dolphin Tavern
Penzance
Cornwall
England
TR18 4BD

Dolphin Tavern, Penzance

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The awe-inspiring sense of history greets you as you enter The Dolphin Tavern with the past echoing in the aged granite walls the intriguing shipping artifacts and a warm atmosphere that makes you feel immediately at home.

In 1585 the tavern served as John Hawkin's HQ recruiting Cornishmen to fight in the Armada Sir Walter Raleigh is thought to have smoked the first pipe of tobacco in England here and the tavern was used as a courtroom for centuries following. So legend says it is also home to three spirits. This long and colourful history makes a visit to The Dolphin Tavern a unique experience.

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