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A pub with a nationally important historic interior

A pub with a nationally important historic interior, the result of CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect and promote the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

DERBYSHIRE - Derby, Cathedral Quarter, Olde Dolphin Inne

An historic pub interior of national importance

5a Queen Street, Derby, DE1 3DL

Directions: close to Cathedral

OSRef: SK351365

Tel: (01332) 267711

Website: http://www.yeoldedolphin.co.uk

Opening Hours: 11.30-11 Mon-Thu; 11.30-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale and Real Cider

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Food: Lunchtime and Evening Meals (12-3, 5-10; 12-10 Fri & Sat; 12-6 Sun)

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1228932

Listing Date: 1977

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Derby's oldest pub occupies a late 16th-century building but is 'Olde' only up to a point - since the splendid interior dates from an inter-war restoration, as does the 'Brewer's Tudor' timbering outside. A corridor passes right through the building with the four bars off to the left clustered round an L-shaped servery. The main bar, front left, has a quarry-tiled floor; at a slightly higher level beyond it is a 'better' room (hence the bell-pushes). Its name, Offiler's Lounge, commemorates the Derby brewery which owned the pub. Next up is a comfortably appointed lounge with large brick fireplace, then, finally, a cosy snug. This has a part-glazed partition wall to the servery, full-height oak panelling and service from a hatch to the bar. Upstairs, the '1530AD Steak Bar' is worth a visit for its massive 16th-century timbers (slightly later than 1530!) and very old brick fireplace with brass hood - it opens Thurs-Sat evenings.

Olde Dolphin Inne, Derby, Cathedral Quarter
Offiliers Lounge