We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

The Dolphin

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2 St. Marys Street, Wallingford OX10 0EL, England
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 104: English reviews
Andover, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Iv been to this pub on many occasion and always found the place to be lovely! However i visited Here tonight and after waiting patiently at the busy bar to be served (for over 20 minutes). Customers coming and going and being served before me. I then got greeted by the bar staff in a rude manner because I asked... More 

Thank Vickihughes112
Reading, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want a friendly, establishment to visit this is the place to go. We called in for lunch and we're very pleased with the menu choices. Very reasonably priced, very clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Would definitely go back.

Thank Lyn W
Burke, Virginia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

popped in for a pint and some pub food. the locals present were friendly. one fellow was celebrating his birthday so there were many toasts and some good-natured ribbing. I had a very tasty cheeseburger that was seasoned just right, my wife enjoyed the pork pie.

Thank 263Scout
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here's a decent pub with no airs or graces. The beer is good, the prices are reasonable, and the food looks solid and hearty (we didn't eat). Good old-fashioned noisy atmosphere. Loved it.

Thank Traveller5662
Level Contributor
61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Visited here recently for a few drinks and met several locals who were very friendly, felt right at home.

Thank James D
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Had an excellent dinner here. Would recommend the Fish pie and Lamb shank with good portions. Very friendly lovely surroundings. Will visit again when in the area.

Thank r_thomas163
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Went there today and it's market day in Wallingford so we thought getting a seat would be a problem, it wasn't as the Dolphin is a bit like the tardis, tiny outside and huge inside. Mate had breakfast and I had gammon dinner and it was first class and very good value, on top of that the staff are very... More 

Thank himac1
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

It's a Greene King so do t expect anything more than average, but a pleasant stop for a drink ( beer average) and lots of people to chat with

Thank FEOE
Level Contributor
65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, fast and efficient service even though it was nearly 2pm when we went in. Good helpings. I had small veggie breakfast and dad had pie, peas and chips! Good choice on the menu and very good value. Homely pub serving very good traditional meals. Thankyou

1 Thank Jo V
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We made a special trip to the Dolphin. When we arrived there were people already eating. We were refused food as the football was on and they couldn't be bothered. Would never go again!

2 Thank Elaine H

Travelers who viewed The Dolphin also viewed

Benson, Wallingford
Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Been to The Dolphin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 St. Marys Street, Wallingford OX10 0EL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: 01491-83-73-77

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Dolphin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?