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Has Sam been in?
There are 45 (!) references to the Dolphin in the Diaries, from 11 July 1660 to 26 June 1668, so is the one that he probably liked the best (out of his very wide range of experience) and where you stood the greatest chance of finding him. It must definitely been the bar where everyone knows his name.
It was very close to his home in Seething Lane (see map)and was larger than most London taverns, with plenty of small rooms and alcoves. Of course it burned down in the Great Fire of 1666 but was soon rebuilt. Its owners throughout the years of the Diaries were Richard and Elizabeth Weedon.