Dolphin Inn Refurbishment
Popular St Marychurch pub the Dolphin Inn has reopened to the delight of locals in the area.
The pub has undergone extensive refurbishment costing £250,000 and is under new management by husband and wife Andrew and Ruth Herrington.
The Dolphin now boasts a revamped bar and a more spacious restaurant area.
Andrew and Ruth are offering traditional pub food and Sunday roasts.
So far they have been pleased by the reaction from locals and hope to launch more events over the coming weeks.
“We’ve had a really positive response so far,” said Andrew. “The idea was to bring a community pub back to St Marychurch and make everyone feel welcome.
“We’re hoping to launch live music nights and are looking for any local bands or musicians to come and perform. No matter what music you play, we’re keen to hear from you.
“Another idea is to showcase the work of local artists on the walls of the pub. We would like to speak to an art gallery or artist who would like to display their work. The plan is to then do an open evening to display the best work.”
The Dolphin is thought to have been a pub in St Marychurch since 1714 when it was called the Commercial Inn.
Heavitree Brewery managing director Graham Crocker said: “All told the works have cost in excess of £250,000 and Heavitree, together with the new tenant hosts, Ruth and Andrew, are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new, and feel certain the remodelled Dolphin will prove to be an extremely popular venue both in and for St Marychurch.
“The entire trading area has been completely remodelled and upgraded.
“The fantastic patio area, which is an absolute sun-trap, is now not only on full view and completely re-vamped, but also flows from the interior and feels like a natural extension from the inside area.
“Brand new furnishings, tables, chairs, floor coverings and bric-a-brac complement the interior and, of course, a full external redecoration, complete with new signage, has been undertaken.”