Ye Olde Dolphin Inne

Officially Derby’s oldest pub. Wander through the many rooms and nooks and crannies.

The Ye Olde Dolphin Inne is a must try for those who want to enjoy a drink in one of the oldest pubs in the city.

Serves real ale and has beer garden with heated lamps.

Built in 1530 it is believed to be the most haunted building in Derby.

There is a good selection of cask ales as well as food which is served from noon till 10pm each night and till 4pm on Sundays. The steak bar restaurant is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Quiz Night is Sunday at 9:15


Queen St, Derby DE1 3DL
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Ye Olde Dolphin Inne.

Queen St, Derby DE1 3DL



Cathryn Sharpe

Character and charm

The Dolphin is Derby's oldest pub, dating back to 1530AD. Its age gives the place character and charm. With roaring real fires, guest real ales on tap and out the jug, as well as hearty, home-cooked food, you're always promised a satisfying and pleasant visit. The staff are knowledgeable about the ales and other drinks that are available. Prices are good for both food and drinks. It's a great place to visit with friends, or to go to solo to sit with your favourite book, a pint and plate of steaming pie and chips.



Nice pub, shame about the food

Went here for a pre-match meal and ordered a burger and chips for £5, which is pretty reasonable given the price of everything these days. However, it didn't come for 30 mins and when it finally came it was burnt to a crisp, I sent it back and in another 20 mins I got the replacement, which was well-done and that's me being polite. Nice pub and ambiance but needs to tweak its food offering as it just wasn't up to scratch.

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