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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
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, you can't go wrong when the sun is shining in Thorpeness....a pub with a beautiful garden where you can eat great food, have a lunchtime bevvy and watch the pretty village carry on around you. Watch the horse and carriage go by, taking people on a little tour of the area. Food was great. Will definitely go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having eaten here many times before we knew what to expect! The staff and service are excellent and the food is nicely presented and excellent quality of ingredients. There is a nice garden in which shade is provided which is very welcome when you are eating. Our children were made very welcome and there are dog friendly places to sit... More 

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Merseyside, England.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 July 20, 2015

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 July 19, 2015

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 July 13, 2015

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 July 4, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 June 29, 2015

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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