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The Dolphin Inn

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Reviewed July 9, 2015

Tucked away in the exceedingly quiet village of Kingston, the Dolphin Inn is like entering a set of "Pirates of the Caribbean" before they set sail. You'll get a very friendly welcome from Geoff behind the bar, who seems to virtually run the pub single handed doing the cooking as well. The real ales were all kept in good nick...

Thank Stepelson
London England
Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Dolphin for one night while walking the coast path. The room was clean with a bath, TV and coffee/tea making facilities. The evening meal and breakfast were freshly cooked and the service was quick. The proprietor is a dude, friendly and relaxed and went out of his way to help me with information and taxis. Ok...

Thank patriz
Paris, France
Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped at the Dolphin Inn during our walk and were shocked at how rude and unhelpful the barman was. The beer was good and the place was ok but if you can (not always easy in Devon) go somewhere else!

4Thank Pere D
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 15, 2015

After a fantastic Burn's Night 5 course dinner at the Dolphin we booked a table for Valentine's night. Well we weren't disappointed. A good choice of menu for all three courses and everything we ordered was top quality cuisine all prepared from basic ingredients by the head chef...... But nothing on our plates was "basic". Home smoked chicken, vichyssoise, succulent...

Thank Marie J
Reviewed December 30, 2014

Called in for lunch after a walk on the beach. Greeted by the barman and someone in chef's whites who joked about the chef not having arrived from Essex so he was having to do the food. Menu very basic so ordered sandwiches with white bread. They arrived after a considerable wait and were made with brown bread. We didn't...

4Thank Susan H
Harlow, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 20, 2014

We've just returned from a short break in the South Hams, what a great place this is to stay. A warm welcome awaited us. The landlord is a lovely man and the barman was great too.The pub itself is traditional and imho perfect. No jukebox, fruit machine or TV. (Good job.) It has great staff, great beer and a great...

1Thank Mad_Cat_Woman70
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you are walking the coastal path and need to stop for lunch, you can't really go wrong here. Just an honest village local. But welcoming. Enjoyed crab sandwich and chips with an excellent pint. Came in with muddy walking boots on and they were surprised we took them off - 'dogs cant take their shoes off' said the landlord....

Thank Mr_W144
Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 21, 2014

Whilst staying at a cottage within Kingston, we frequented the Dolphin Inn for food and drink. The pub was a quaint village pub which served basic but tasty pub grub and good beer. The locals and the landlord made us and our dogs feel very welcome

2Thank Friend145
Builth Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 17, 2014

Fantastic little find, lovely cosy accommodation at a very reasonable price, the pub is very quaint and the local clientele very friendly, I will certainly be staying here again. Food was very good - excellent breakfast and home cooked evening meals.

1Thank Tony J
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Have stayed here twice before and like the charm of the country pub. However we were very disappointed with the lack of choice, quality and presentation of the breakfast. The evening meals were very good. It is a real shame as it has an excellent location.

Thank Carolyn C
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
16TH Century Inn nestled in the village of Kingston near the Erme Estuary and Bigbury Bay an area of outstanding natural beauty, with walking, golf and surfing. The Dolphin Inn accommodation comprises of three letting rooms all ensuite, with wireless connectionall very comfortable offering tranquility. Staff and owners are very warm and welcoming. offering home cooked food using local produce when possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Dolphin Inn

Address: Kingsbridge Road, Kingston TQ7 4QE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Kingston
Price Range: $70 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Dolphin Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“there are only 3 rooms all on the other side of the road from the pub”
 of 5 bubbles 586robertf, Apr 28, 2016 | Read review
“You can stay here but we visited just for food and the beauty of the surrounding area.”
 of 5 bubbles enigmaspd, Apr 25, 2016 | Read review
“We didn't stay, just ate.”
 of 5 bubbles LauraF362, May 14, 2014 | Read review
“if you can avoid the metal framed beds, do.”
 of 5 bubbles RosieM700, Dec 19, 2013 | Read review
“Room 1 was cosy and warm - be sure to close the outer door as wooden latch doors aren't as secure for draughts!”
 of 5 bubbles HappyHayling, Dec 16, 2013 | Read review
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