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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Old Homes road, Thorpeness IP16 4FE, England
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The Dolphin Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Thorpeness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Freeport, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family lunch at the Dolphin on Sunday, October 5th was extremely disappointing to say the least. Five of us ordered the "roast pork" which was more like a thick chunk of pork belly, rather than sliced roast pork. It was fatty and tough as well, and we all left a substantial portion on our plates. The Dolphin needs to describe... More

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5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If it is a pint of beautiful Adnams bitter and a fabulous lunch look no further than the Dolphin at Thorpeness near Aldeburgh. On a dry day sit in the garden and if you have dogs they are welcome. The smoked salmon sandwiches were very good value and the pate is definitely recommended ! We visit there every summer and... More

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

There are so many excellent pubs in this part of Suffolk that those of us who live there or only visit are really spoiled for choice. What I want is a pubby pub, not some Farrow & Ball temple of cool. But it must have decent food, something more than fish and chips and steak pie. Well, the Dolphin hits... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

As we all know, parenthood is a constant stream of sunny days, smiles and small boys behaving perfectly (ahem). We also know that, if young children are not fed in time, a small thermonuclear explosion occurs. I was therefore extremely grateful to discover The Dolphin starts serving food at 6pm. Hardly unique, but unusual, in these parts and I was... More

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Suffolk, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Having lived in Suffolk for just under 10 years, we had never been to Thorpeness, so decided to go and take a look and have lunch there for an anniversary meal. The weather was rather wet so we arrived early which presented no problem. A table was found quickly, the staff were friendly and efficient and we had a delicious... More

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Liverpool
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We ended up here by mistake as the pub we were going to stopped serving food at 8. We rang & they fitted us in. The staff were wonderful, very friendly, helpful and the service was excellent. We had parma ham & potted shrimps for starters, someone moaned on here about not liking food served on wood but if the... More

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went here for dinner with friends recently and had a fantastic meal. I've got two dogs and called in the afternoon asking if there was any part of the restaurant that dogs could go into. The staff were so helpful and said that the bar area could accommodate dogs, they therefore switched our reserved table into the bar area. When... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I remember on our last trip to Aldeburgh, walking from there to Thorpeness to stop for a drink but getting caught in an awful rainstorm. By the time we reached the pub we were drenched and instead of ordering a drink we ordered a taxi to take us back to get changed. Disaster. So on our next trip to Aldeburgh... More

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south coast
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35 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed here in June for a few nights. Nice room overlooking the garden, a quiet road and indeed no noise from the bars in the evening, either. Very pleasant staff and a good English breakfast, though no other choices offered, but good toast, fruit, etc. if too full! We ate in the restaurant a couple of nights and thought... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Lovely choice of salads here. A good choice for anyone . Like the idea of salads in a jar as it ensures they keep very cool. We had these plus the cromer crab and the pork pie salads. I think the pork pie was the best as it came with slices of ham- a nice touch.

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Address: Old Homes road, Thorpeness IP16 4FE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Thorpeness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dolphin Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Dolphin Hotel Thorpeness
The Dolphin Inn Thorpeness, Suffolk

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