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The Dolphin Inn

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently visited here for a pub lunch (21st July) as we had seen it on a previous visit and it has a big garden. Unusually drinks have to be ordered inside the pub but food is ordered separately from an alcove outside and one has to pay for each individually. The beer was the most expensive per pint I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate here with my husband on a Saturday evening and there was a lovely atmosphere. Food was very good, and there is a good choice of drinks. Staff were wonderful. Very attentive and professional. Would definitely return.

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

Had a really good pub punch today at this great pub. We've been before and it was just as good again today. Nice big garden with lots of tables. Lots of meal choices, great service and well priced. Staff are really friendly too. Thoroughly recommend.

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Suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Dolphin three times in a week while in Aldeburgh so that tells you something ! Sunday lunch very good and also great value , ploughmans platter later in the week and a evening meal. The second lunch was very , very good and used lovely local ingredients and the evening meal was lovely as well - we... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever my wife and i visit Thorpeness we always come to the Dolphin at least once for dinner. This time we were in a family group of five on a Saturday and had a large table quite near the bar... the place was very busy.. both inside and outside in the garden. We were greeted warmly and offered the menus... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a disappointing couple of meals here last summer I was very reluctant to return to the dolphin on our most recent trip to Thorpeness. However having been coming here for many many years I decided to give it another chance and I was very very glad that we did! The ham hock terrine starter was phenomenal and the main... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Had a nice evening with friends in their dining room, with good service from friendly staff, but I thought the food was disappointing. I chose the chicken with roast fennel (which I love) and edamame beans, and there were too many beans and not enough fennel! And the apple and fruit crumble was very bland (needed a bit more sugar... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Food lovely, waiting staff were excellent, BUT I found the attitude of the bar man/ manager on hearing that we had not booked to be despicable and rude and felt that I was prejudged. We we then informed that we could not open a tab even though we offered to leave our card behind the bar, taking into consideration that... More 

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Hertfordshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Lovely clean bright room, not huge but a good size, very helpful friendly staff, great food, great location and lovely stay. Highly recommended. Very dog friendly as well. the beach is very close, and the village is lovely and very unique

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Maidenhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely evening here, a party of 8 of us with 3 generations. The pub was really busy, but the staff were friendly and efficient and the food arrive promptly and was delicious. There's a specials board and a brilliant value set menu. Well worth a visit.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Dolphin Inn

Address: Old Homes road, Thorpeness IP16 4FE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Thorpeness
Price Range: $112 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dolphin Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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The Dolphin Hotel Thorpeness
The Dolphin Inn Thorpeness, Suffolk
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