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Dolphin Inn Restaurant

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Peace Place | Peace Place, Thorpeness IP16 4FE, England
+44 1728 454994
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Sandwich, England, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with the family - 16 of us. We'd been asked to pre-order our mains to help with logistics. No problem. Staff attentive and helpful. Food was very good - clean plates all round.

Thank Sallylonglegs
Tampa, Florida
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in for a beer and realized no seats at the bar. Bartender wasn't friendly and he hardly looked up to acknowledge our being there. I get that food is what drives sales these days but didn't appreciate the service at all. Unfortunately will not go back. Much better pubs in other villages.

Thank Sinbad06
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We have been to The Dolphin at Thorpeness many times and it delivers great food and value for money. This evening the four of us went for the Steak special offer which was rib eye steak salad and chips plus beer or wine for £36 for two people. The steak was locally sourced and absolutely delicious cooked just the way... More 

Thank Sandra P
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129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

The previous reviewer described the food as being pub grub. I must disagree, as I felt that the food we had was way beyond the usual sausage and mash, chilli or scampi. The menu focusses on good seasonal products and although a little creative, is not overcomplicated nor pretentious. The pot roasted pheasant with sausage and wild mushroom cassoulet would... More 

Thank docfun
Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Walked along the coast from Aldeburgh in not pleasant weather. So was pleased to find a warm and welcoming pub, with good food and service. Plus a cribbage board to allow the weather to clear before the return journey

Thank Peter B
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The Dolphin is a very warm welcoming pub with a good variety of meals and prices. There is room inside outside if you just want a drink and the beach is 100 ygs away .

Thank TeazleG
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We called in her on the off chance just before 2 pm and were given a table and had a lovely Sunday roast with crumble for pud Delicious Excellent service We will return

Thank Mary J
Kettering, United Kingdom
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399 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

This pub is really geared to being a restaurant and it does it very well. The food we had was excellent and the staff were really good. We'll definitely be coming here again.

Thank Henchelson
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Very good food and very attentive service, better than you would expect in a Pub. I would definitely go back

1 Thank Paul B
Framlingham, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I had a really delicious meal today, the roasted butternut squash with spaghetti, spinach and pine nuts. My husband has the chickpeas and roasted cauliflower which he said was a great meal. As he said, 'we always have a good meal, at The Dolphin, never disappointed.' Lovely pub, lovely grub, lovely staff. Thank you.

2 Thank janieb16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $25
British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Peace Place | Peace Place, Thorpeness IP16 4FE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Thorpeness
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 454994
The Dolphin, now the hub of the community, is an ideal resting base to explore Thorpeness and our neighbouring towns Aldeburgh and Southwold, or just enjoy a peaceful walk around Snape Maltings and RSPB Minsmere reserve plus many more local must sees. A short stroll takes you to miles of unspoilt Suffolk Heritage coast and the very popular Mear, a boating lake which is on our doorstep and just up the road - The House in the Clouds.
The Head chef is passionate about local produce and the kitchen not only creates a daily changing menu for the restaurant using some of the best local producers but makes and supplies Thorpeness Village store, attached to the Dolphin Inn, with chutneys, jams, pies and pastries. As a free house the bar dispenses award winning real ales all sourced locally from independent producers including Adnams, Brandon brewery and Woodfords. We have developed an excellent wine list with wines sourced from some of the best cellars around the world featuring alongside a large selection of bourbons, single malts and port. A roaring log fire in the winter, a huge garden with barbecues in the summer and well appointed four star en-suite bedrooms, this is a genuine pub where you can expect great food and great beer served in a warm friendly environment.

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