Beccles Dolphinhistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.last updated 11/04/2015
No reference to the pub has been found after 1871 and so it probably closed about this time.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
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".