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Webpage updated: August 01, 2017
The Dolpin Hotel is thought to date from the same period as the Admiral Mac Bride Public House at the far end of The Barbican and its licensee in 1798 was one Philip Colborn.
It is said that the landlord of the Dolphin in 1838, Mr Charles Morgan, entertained four of the Tolpuddle Martyrs upon their return from deportation to Australia, an event that is commemorated elsewhere on The Barbican.
The Dolphin's most noteworthy customer was the late Beryl Cook, whose paintings have become something of a cult in themselves in recent years. The pub is also noteworthy because in 1990 it has been in the same family, the Nichols and Holmes, for over half a century.
The present building has taken in what was Number 15 The Barbican in 1897, Mr R C Cload's dining rooms.