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The Dolphin Inn

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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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Suffolk, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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 June 29, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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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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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