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The Dolphin Inn

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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  • Location
    4.5 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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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in here to book a table for an evening meal during the day. When we arrived that evening, we had to wait 10 mins until they sorted out some confusion over our table. We then waited another 10 mins for a drink and then 40 minutes for our food. When it eventually arrived it was fine, although £11.50... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming village pub. A great selection of beers! Roaring fireplace in the winter and large beer garden in the summer. Bar staff are always smiling and very welcoming. There's a selection of board games to play and boules outside.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this establishment twice, once for a drink and once for a meal.The staff were so welcoming when we went for a drink that we booked a meal for the next evening.The menu was a bit limited but the food we chose was fabulous - well presented , high quality , good portions and good value with very friendly efficient... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Thorpeness for the first time, went to the Dolphin for a bite to eat, I personally did not find it to be value for money and I did not like my food on a piece of wood I would prefer a plate. The staff were all very pleasant but value for money it was not.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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290 reviews 290 reviews
46 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed in Thorpeness which is a lovely mock Tudor village dating back to the start of the 20th century. The Dolphin is the only pub and we were happy to have lunch there. The pub's dining rooms are attractive and the beer is Adnam's. We had the smoked fish platter and the meat equivalent. The food was good, local... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I stayed in one of the rooms for three nights. Whilst working locally. The staff couldn't be more friendly. The breakfast was absolutely fantastic. I tried something from the menu in the evenings and I have to say all the food was amazing. The presentation looks like something from master chef. At very reasonable prices. The pub had a very... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

I was part of a party of six who stayed at The Dolphin for three nights. We played golf at Thorpeness, Aldburgh, Ipswich and Stowmarket (the latter en route). There are three twin rooms, so ideal for room sharing. They were very well presented and smart. The bathroom was fine, no shower cubicle. We dined on two nights. Dinner and... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

stayed three nights on a golfing trip for six. Rooms were good but needed showers, however the service and breakfast were excellent. We stayed for dinner twice and the food was v good. Definately stay again.Golf at Thorpeness and Aldeburgh was great, courses top dollar.

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Essex, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We went here as a family of 7 for dinner over the easter weekend, it was extremly busy so luckily we pre-booked a table, however the service was still really good and it was a really friendly atmosphere. Staff were really nice and polite, food was lovely and it was 2 courses for £12 something which i thought was really... More

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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*
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The Dolphin Hotel Thorpeness
The Dolphin Inn Thorpeness, Suffolk

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Situated in the unique seaside village of Thorpeness, the Dolphin Inn, a free house, has placed itself in the heart of the community. A short stroll takes you to miles of unspoilt Suffolk heritage coastline and we are a short distance from Minsmeare, a birding paradise hosting some of our rarest wildlife. The Dolphin has three well appointed four star bedrooms, a fantastic restaurant with an enthusiastic chef, a bar that dispensers a large variety of whiskeys, ales, has a superb wine list and boasts a large beer garden. ... more   less 
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