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Dolphin

(also known as Dolphin Ale house, formerly Dolphin Inn)

48 St Michaels Street
Shrewsbury
SY1 2EZ

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Opening Times

12-11 Mon-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun

Meal Times

12-9

Owner

Joule's

About the Pub

Acquired by Joule's Brewery in November 2012, and reopened in August 2013 after a major renovation. The idea was to create a traditional ale house, and it's clear that the thought and passion that has gone into the project has produced the desired result. They have taken a basic three roomed layout, and with the use of reclaimed material, old photos, clever artwork and the retention of original features, have reproduced an updated but unashamedly old fashioned community local. So for example, we have the original floorboards and tiling, working gas lights, a fireplace, and leather benches. A couple of the beer pumps are quirky too. One is retro 1950's Joule's, the other is the working end of a fire hose. This, and some of the artwork, recognizes that the fire station and the Ditherington Flaxmill are near neighbours. The Flaxmill is famous as the world's first iron-framed building, built in 1797. (It was later used as a Maltings, supplying malt to Ansells up until 1987).

The pub was owned by Trouncers, a local Shrewsbury brewery for a time, and also had a spell as a microbrewery prior to Joules taking over. A Good Beer Guide regular in the 1990s, it's future looked bleak during a prolonged closure, but Joules have re-invigorated the place, successfully developing the sort of character that the owners were aiming for.

The food offering is in keeping with the pub's ethos, being simple but good "pub food". A third Joules ale is normally on, usually Slumbering Monk but often replaced by the seasonal ale when it is available. New management since Jan 2017.

Historic Interest

The pub was built in 1820, a result of the expansion in the area caused by the Flaxmill (the former church behind, St Michaels, noted for it's unusual octagonal tower, was built 10 years later).

Regular Beers

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Joule's Blonde
  • Joule's Pale Ale

Changing Beers

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Mild
  • Porter

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Dolphin, Shrewsbury

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Shropshire CAMRA Cider & Perry in July participant. (Usually Weston's Old Rosie)

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    5p off per full pint.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    To the rear, the "sun terrace" is proving to be worthy of its name.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Sheltered corner on the sun terrace at the back, Vapers accepted inside.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Dolphin

48 St Michaels Street
Shrewsbury
SY1 2EZ

Sat Nav Reference

52.71718, -2.74622

Transport

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

24 64 511 519 524

Nearby Station (650m)

Shrewsbury

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  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
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  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
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  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
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  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
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  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Beer Festivals Beer Festivals
  • Events Events
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
  • Important Historic Interior Important Historic Interior
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