About The Dolphin

The Dolphin in Sydenham is owned and managed by Inn Public, a small group of related, but very individual pubs in southeast London, each place with a vibrant life of its own.

While cherishing their distinctiveness, we believe that some things should always be the same. Every time and anywhere you visit us, you will find that our welcome is warm, the drinks are cold, and the food is delicious.

In our pubs you will meet great people, staff and customers alike, so you will always be in good company.

We’ve been around for over 15 years now and you reward us by coming back and letting us look after you every day.

Our mission is always to try our best to be exciting and different, as well as comfortable and familiar – your favourite local.

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Draught Beer and Cider menu

Neck Oil (4.3%)

A down-to-earth beer with a light and zingy taste.

The Kernel (5-6%)

Pale Ale. A basic recipe is followed, with each batch utilising different hop varieties from around the world based on seasonality, availability, and the whims of the brewer.

Hepcat (4.5%)

A vibrant IPA with a fruity nose, juicy body and a bright taste.

Rolling Papers (5.2%)

Multiple dry-hop additions combine with the fruity esters of our house blend to give you something hazy and immensely crushable.

Birra Moretti (4.6%)

An authentically Italian, quality lager with some hoppy and fruity notes.

HepcAF (0.5%)

HepcAF is an alcohol-free Hepcat. It's everything you love about Hepcat - juicy profiles, vibrant citrus and a balanced bitterness.

Paulaner Munich Lager (4.9%)

Paulaner Munchner Hell is a honeyed and refreshing German helles brewed in and imported from Bavaria

San Miguel (5%)

A pilsner-style lager with hints of smoke against a background of grains.

Pravha (4%)

All the bold flavour of a high quality Czech brewed pilsner, perfectly balanced with an unexpectedly light and refreshing taste..

Camden Hells (4.6%)

Clean, crisp and dry German style beer.

Guinness (4.1%)

This iconic beer, rich and creamy, distinctively black, and velvety in its finish.

Level Head (4.0%)

Hoppy aroma, with delicately balanced tropical & grapefruit notes.

Hofmeister Weisse Beer (5.1%)

Handcrafted in the heart of Bavaria. Weisse is brewed colder and longer with only four locally sourced ingredients - natural mineral water, wheat and barley.

Inchs Cider (4.5%)

A delicious blend of sweet and tart apple flavours, expertly balanced to bring out the best of British apples. It finishes with a refreshing crispness that lingers.

Cask Ale and Cider Menu

We rotate a wide and seasonal selection of local and national cask ales, but the range changes almost every day so please check the blackboards or ask your server for what’s currently on tap. We’ve listed examples of some of the ales below…

Cask Ale 1

Easy drinking Session Ale including Adnams Southwold Bitter (3.7%), Ruddles Best (3.7%) and Morland Original (4%).

Cask Ale 2

Standard and Craft Ale including Brockley Pale Ale 4.8%, Old Speckled Hen (4.5%), Darkstar Hophead (3.8%) and Adnams Ghost Ship (4.5%).

Cask Ale 3

Premium Ale such as St Austell Tribute 4.2%, London Pride 4.1%, Marstons Pedigree (4.5%) and Harvey’s Best Bitter (4%).


Super Premium Ale including Timothy Taylor Landlord 4.1% and Theakston Old Peculier 5.7%.

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