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The Dolphin

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2, St Mary's Street, Wallingford, England
01491-83-73-77
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely breakfast!

Very yummy breakfast and extremely huge! Great value for money. Go every time we stay here. Great service and a lovely pub. The atmosphere is very friendly too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Emma G
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English first
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very yummy breakfast and extremely huge! Great value for money. Go every time we stay here. Great service and a lovely pub. The atmosphere is very friendly too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Called in and had meal here last year and remember it being an enjoyable experience. We are once again on The Thames and have been visiting many local towns and going back to many pubs/restaurants we frequented last year and until now, no disappointments. This pub was unwelcoming, the bar staff popping out for a ciggy every 15 minutes or... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Living in a nearby village with no "normal" pub, the Dolly (Dolphin) is our local. The food is cheap, staff are friendly, and they lay on a good affordable spread for small functions. Gets busy on nights, but it's a pub - that's the idea!

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been going to this pub quite a bit of late, meeting friends for lunch. Their chips are lovely! I've had scampi, sandwiches, fish and chips - all lovely, served with a fresh salad garnish and peas or mushy peas. Friends have had steaks, gammon and chicken - again, they also said the food was good. The staff are... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Visiting Wallingford for a family weekend caravanning, walking down the Main Street and a local resident heard me say "where shall we go for a quick pint?" He apologised for ear wigging and recommended the Dolphin. Excellent atmosphere setting and really nice staff. Beautiful garden and overall establishment . Good choice and recommendation by our passing Samaritan! And I did... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We actually traveled all the the way from Reading just so I could have one of their fish pies! When we arrived there was a special event on in Wallingford and they were mega busy and sensibly offering a shortened menu. In spite of this the chef very kindly cooked me a fish pie! Whenever we go the food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

we only had breakfast at The Dolphin but it was plentiful and well cooked. Excellent value for money.

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Liverpool
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Heard and saw a member of staff being shouted at and humiliated. Don't know what had happened but nobody deserves to be treated in that way

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We intended to stay for two nights but extended this to four nights as the staff were so helpful and took a real interest in us as guests. The food is excellent and the full English breakfast is such a treat. Thank you to Jacqui, Brian and Emma for all your help. We can recommend "The Dolphin" to others visiting... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Very popular pub Good food - large portions and good value Friendly staff Dislike the large TV - but good atmosphere

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2, St Mary's Street, Wallingford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: 01491-83-73-77

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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