The Dolphin Tavern

Historic Inn in Penzance, Cornwall

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating ?

Quay Street
Penzance
Cornwall
England
TR184BD

The 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. Imagine waking to the bustle of a harbor the scent of sea air and a choice of a full English or full Cornish breakfast.Ideally located with bay windows overlooking Penzance harbor and St Micheal's Mount and designed with comfort and relaxation in mind our accommodation is an inviting and cosy place to stay. Each room comes complete with digital TV a sitting area and underfloor soundproofing ensuring a peaceful night's rest.

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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