Beccles Dolphinhistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.last updated 07/01/2017
No reference to the Dolphin has been found after 1871, so it probably closed about this time.
The pub is listed in 1830 in Dolphin Row, and listed at New Market in 1840,1855 and 1871 It's also listed at New Market Place in 1865.
(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".