The Dolphin Tavern // Penzance

The Bar

Down near the docks, The Dolphin Tavern is one of West Cornwall's oldest inns. In the 16th century, they came here to find recruits to fight in the Armada. Later on, it became a courtroom. It's probably haunted…

Today's Dolphin is a cheerful place serving great pub grub (it's especially good for veggies) and a wide choice of drinks. It becomes the heart of the town's Golowan festival, with its lively outside tables full to bursting.

Inside, there's a welcoming interior full of maritime memorabilia. It's a popular place, so book ahead if you want to eat here. It also offers rooms (with underfloor soundproofing), and it's the perfect place if you're catching the Scillonian in the morning.