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“free wifi, warm fire”

The Dolphin Inn Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 15 Restaurants in Combe Martin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Axbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“free wifi, warm fire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Friendly and relaxed with a fire constantly burning, free wifi and good beer. All you need when you are camping.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Helen J
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TheDolphinBar, Manager at The Dolphin Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Great to hear that you received a warm welcome! The fire is a big attraction here, as is the FREE WIFI! Thank you for your review.
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect place for Sunday lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Went for carvery lunch yesterday and was delighed by the choice of meats ,veg and gravies. Excellent food, fantastic value, brilliant location overlooking the beach and superb staff and service. Too full for pudding but they looked scrumptious. Will definitely return to try out the Dolphin Inn midweek - heard that the salt beef bagel is amazing!!!!!! Went for a drink downstairs before leaving and it was a busy yet really friendly and clearly popular pub.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Jan P
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Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Sunset, sea and scrumptious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Sunday Carvery from 12 noon to 3pm. Choice of roasts with vegetarian option and choice of gravy.

Myriad array of vegetables, smiling service.

Puddings? Inspirational! White chocolate bread and butter pudding; so light it could float away.

Spanish evening fantastic.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank P H
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TheDolphinBar, Manager at The Dolphin Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Your review is much appreciated, and we hope that you will be back again soon to sample our delicious desserts!!
We are hoping in the future to host other theme nights such as the Spanish night,as it was such a success,and the food was very well received!
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Darts Presentation Night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Just had to say a huge thank you to the staff at the Dolphin. We were treated to a 3 course meal during our presentation evening which was excellent quality. There were 50 of us and all food was on the table promptly and nice and hot. The staff were amazing behind the bar too. There was never a queue for drinks.
I have since been back and had a drink in the new beer garden. The new owners have spent a lot of time and given a lot of thought to the improvements made.
I will certainly be booking a meal here very soon overlooking the bay. Thanks again folks.

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Thank Nimmy0
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TheDolphinBar, Manager at The Dolphin Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Please accept my apologies for not responding sooner to your very kind review. We were so glad that everyone had such a great night, and hope that many of you who were here for the presentation will return again soon for another meal in our bistro.
It was our pleasure to host the evening, and hope that the committee will consider us as a venue for other functions.
Kind regards
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Kentisbury
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27 reviews
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“Good to be back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had stopped going to the Dolphin but heard that things were picking up with the new management so decided to give it a go. The upstairs has been redecorated in a lovely bistro style and I'm glad to say that when ordering real ale I was no longer told to go downstairs to get it, it was fetched for me. The menu was a little limited but it was early season. I ordered the steak and kidney pud and it was very good. I was glad to see that the wine list had affordable wines as well as a few fine wines. We will be back and the first of our guests, we run a country house B&B, to be recomended by us came back with a good report of the place so that's good for us and good for the Dolphin.

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1 Thank nightingails
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TheDolphinBar, Manager at The Dolphin Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a try!
We have been working very hard since taking over in November, trying to improve and change different things in the bar area/bistro, it is lovely to hear that our efforts haven't gone unnoticed!!
As you know, working within the hospitality industry can be very competitive, so to have the support/recommendations from local business owners is fantastic, it is very much appreciated - thank you.
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