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Ye Olde Dolphin Inn

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesExcellent1
Nottingham - Extra Pale AleExcellent1
Navigation - Swallow DiveGood1
Robinsons - OverhangGood1
Northumberland - Northumbrian AleGood1
Rudgate - Midsummer FestivaleAcceptable1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Avalon Harvest AleAcceptable1
Marston's - BassNot Tried0
Langton - Bowler Strong AleNot Tried0
Springhead - LibertyNot Tried0
Idle - SodNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Nottingham - Dolphin 1530Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Abbeydale - DeceptionNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Exmoor - MildNot Tried0
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Picture 1. Ye Olde Dolphin Inn, Derby, Derbyshire

Visits Details

09 Jan 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon fairly quiet, not ventured into Derby centre for many years so unsure if I've been here before.
Robinsons - Overhang4.10GoodSmooth hoppy and rather bland
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedSecond sighting up north, most heartwarmimg..
Abbeydale - Deception4.10Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Exmoor - Mild3.50Not Tried
21 Jul 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Annual beer festival here with extra beers stillaged in an outbuilding at the rear.
Navigation - Swallow Dive4.20GoodPale ale with a grainy malt character and fairly low hop rate. My score 15/20.
Rudgate - Midsummer Festivale3.90AcceptableGolden ale with a caramel and toffee character and little hop flavour that is bordering on diacetyl. Sweet and cloying finish. My score 14/20.
26 Nov 2011 (ChrisE)
I was walking past this pub at 10:30am and the doors opened, it seemed rude not to take advantage of this, and I entered. The place gradually filled up, I listened carefully as another customer asked directions to the Flowerpot as that pub is not in the current GBG and I did not have its address. I was surprised to see beer mats inviting me take an Enterprise tenancy as I had always assumed this to be a genuine free house.
Nottingham - Extra Pale Ale4.20Excellent
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Nottingham - Dolphin 15304.40Not Tried
12 Nov 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Reasonably busy with diners on a Saturday lunchtime.
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Avalon Harvest Ale4.20AcceptableGolden in colour with a dry, bitter flavour but little hop character. Disappointing. My score 13/20.
13 Nov 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Northumberland - Northumbrian Ale4.50GoodFairly sweet golden ale with some bitterness in the finish. My score 15/20.
14 Jul 2009 (Ian)
Sat in the snug and chatted about beer.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00ExcellentHow I remembered it from the Coach & Horses. A malty brown best bitter with lots of hop on finish. So drinkable.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Langton - Bowler Strong Ale4.80Not Tried
Springhead - Liberty3.80Not Tried
Idle - Sod4.20Not Tried

About the Ye Olde Dolphin Inn

The pub sign. Ye Olde Dolphin Inn, Derby, Derbyshire

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3DL.

Old tudor pub with lovely little rooms. Lots of character, low ceilings and a very good snug.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 21 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DE1 3DL