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The Dolphin Inn

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4.0 of 5
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Old Homes road, Thorpeness IP16 4FE, England
The Dolphin Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Merseyside, England.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Dolphin Inn in Thorpness. We were made very welcome by the friendly and courteous staff. The room was comfortable with nice touches like bottled water and plenty of literature on the local area. The breakfast was delicious as was dinner and the bar had a good selection of wines and real ales. The Dolphin has a... More 

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Attleborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stop here for a meal on Saturday 18th July. I'd visited before on a few occasions but it was many years ago, my partner has never been. I'm so pleased we went, the service was fantastic, so friendly, as was the food, it's safe to say that we'll be returning for more of the same in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My parents were staying in knodishall and I joined them For 5 days and ended up here for 2 of them. If you want to come for dinner most nights of the week I would recommend that you book first and try are so busy (but will always try and squeeze you in). Not only was the food extremely delicious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Aldeburgh for the weekend and booked a table for eight adults ( and two dogs) at the pub for an evening out. This was the highlight of the weekend, Saturday night meal out. The sun had been out all day and we couldn't have finished the day off any better. The food was way above what... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dolphin one of our favourite pubs, but we have never stayed overnight before. The staff were so friendly and could not do enough for us. The food was excellent as ever. The room was beautiful, and there were some really nice touches like the DAB radio and bottled water that make the stay even more special. It was HOT... More 

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Suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a drink in the lovely gardens and were so taken decided to go for Sunday lunch - super food, super atmosphere , couldnt fault this pub, they had a great menu and are clearly good at what they do ...well worth a visit ,,,and dog friendly.

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Strangely enough my husband and I were booked in for one night this coming Wednesday and was told by the owner (Mr David [---]) they would be returning our deposit and would not allow us to stay! Unbelievable is this man a prima Donna or what? In trying to figure out why they should take this attitude with us we... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Had a last minute dinner here on 20 June as could not get a table anywhere else in the area. Very friendly and accommodating staff with lovely food. Honest and thoughtful suggestions for wine from staff when they did not have my first choice. Great setting too.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Upon arrival at The Dolphin we were warmly welcomed and offered a most welcome drink before being taken up to our room( #2). We were delighted with our room as it was very clean and most comfortable, with a lovely bathroom and a super king size bed that helped us to have a great nights sleep. The bar was well... More 

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David J, Owner at The Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review about us. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and am very pleased you enjoyed our food, beer and of course Dianne is delighted her breakfast was a such a big hit. We all look forward to your return visit, again many thanks. More 

Bedfordshire, Uk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Last November our party paid a deposit here for this weekend. A call a few weeks ago revealed they had actually sold our rooms to someone else. The management sorted that by booking rooms at a B&B in Aldringham. We were in Thorpeness for my sister-in-laws 50th & we were staying at the house in the clouds. Having my daughters... More 

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David J, Owner at The Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I am sorry to hear about the problems you encountered and the issues you had with our service and food quality. It is never our intention to cause any inconvenience to our customers. Your original booking in November was for two rooms for just the Saturday night and for this... More 

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