OPening times:

Mon - Sun; 11am - 11pm

Quay Street
TR18 4BD
Call 01736 364106

The Dolphin Tavern

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.


Stayed at the Dolphin on the last night of a walking holiday around the Penwith Peninsula. Can't say enough good about the place and the people. Truly attentive, friendly staff! Charming, comfortable accommodations. It is so lovely to enjoy a superb dinner, drinks, the friendship of a tavern setting, and then simply retire upstairs. Superb, individually prepared breakfast. highly, highly recommended!”