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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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Cambridge
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived towards the end of lunch service and were treated with open arms. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was amazing. We will definitely return if in the area again. We had a selection of food to share, sharing platter, cheeseboard and a sausage sandwich all were lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thorpeness is a bit mad, a house in the clouds, a 3ft deep pond and some amazing architecture for such a small village buts it's lovely and so is the Dolphin. First impressions were that it oozed with great hospitality and we had a warm welcome. The local ales were spot on, the menu was full of imagination but not... More 

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Aylesford, Kent
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14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went to the Dolphin Inn during a house hunting trip in Suffolk. It's a lovely building set in a beautiful setting. The food vas lovely and fresh, with big portions so go hungry! The service as good too. The only minor problem was the acoustics as its all hard surfaces all sounds very very noisy and it was difficult... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us stayed 3 nights for a golfing holiday and had dinner in the restaurant two nights. The rooms were very good but could have benefitted from shower over baths. The food in the restaurant had good choices and was well cooked at fair prices. Breakfasts were excellent and we were very well looked after by all the staff.... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We were a petty of 8 seniors, and we found The Dolphin by chance. We were made welcome by the cheerful and friendly staff, who soon made up a table for 8. Although the menu was not very extensive we all very much enjoyed our choices, and the prices were quite reasonable, too. A very pleasant experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stayed in nearby Aldeburgh and decided to walk off our huge breakfast along the seafront, I am not sure how far we walked but I am an inch shorter!! we stopped here for a welcome drink on our way back, the beer was just as it should be and the wine good and cold, very busy with food but... More 

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Yelden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Many thanks to the team at The Dolphin for a lovely night on Friday 13th March. We arrived at 7pm and were greeted by a warm pub and busy bar with a log fire in the grate ( why this is important I know not but it is ! ) All the staff smiled and said "hello" - the owner... More 

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Surrey
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed here for three nights in one of their comfortable rooms. Breakfast was really good and there was an excellent choice for evening meals, all well cooked and served. The pub is in the heart of Thorpeness and very much part of the community. Dogs are made welcome in the grounds and in a section of the restaurant. We... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
30 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Loved it.Food,service,pricing all great.Will be back , well worth the drive and will look to stay as well.This was a Valentine's set meal and so nice to see you were not cashing in.Do you allow dogs in the rooms ?

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

What a find! A lovely pub serving good food with great value rooms compared to other establishments in the area. There is a lovely community feel to this pub. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful.

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