Newmarket Dolphinhistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.last updated 06/01/2017
The Dolphin is also listed at Market Lane.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1830 Pigots Directory supplied by Sandra Easom)
A dolphin is seen as a friendly animal that would help ancient mariners by twining itself round the anchor cable in a storm to prevent the anchor dragging. It also features in many coats of arms including the Fishmongers Company and the Company of Watermen. In France from the 14th cent. the eldest son of the king was known as "le dauphin".