The Dolphin Inn

The Dolphin Inn, Old Homes Road, Thorpeness, Suffolk, United Kingdom, IP16 4FE
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Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 12.00 - 21.00
Sunday 12.00 - 20.00

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free Parking
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Accommodation
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About The Dolphin Inn

We are a small family owned and family operated business, we are proud members of our community and concerned citizens of our environment. Our shared values and principles are central to our business and our values often go deeper than simply benefitting the family, but also the wider community in which we operate including projects supporting charities that fit our personal mission.

Our butcher in Aldeburgh ensures that all of our meat is not only sourced as locally as possible but also of the best quality. Our fish comes directly from the markets in Lowestoft sourced only from sustainable stocks. Our bread is from the famous Pump Street bakery in Orford and delivered fresh on a daily basis.
Our greengrocer in Leiston is able to offer some top locally grown produce whilst during the warmer months we have daily deliveries of fruit and veg that has been cut just minutes before it arrives from the local allotment just a stones throw away. Even the milk we use is from a local dairy.

It doesn’t stop with food - our offering on the bar also boasts some great local names. Aspall not only makes the vinegar you put on your chips but is much better known for its award winning cider. You can’t come to Suffolk and not have a pint of Adnams, from Southwold just up the coast.

Cuisine: British, BBQ & Grill, Gastro Pub, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Monday, 17 May 2021

Really nice meal as usual

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Excellent food and service. We will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 May 2021

Many thanks for lovely Sunday lunch

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Visited On Sunday, 16 May 2021

Impressed,good service and great food.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Most amazing fish pie! We will book another holiday in Thorpeness just to come back here. So impressed. Felt safe and covid secure. Complements to the chef!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Was really lovely experience, food was lovely, steak was amazing one of the best we’ve had! Service was really lovely! All staff were friendly and accommodating! Would recommend to a friend and would deffo come back :)

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Loved everything, especially wonderful food and happy helpful staff!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

We chose the Dolphin at short notice as we were in the area for a few days, lovely setting, really nice food and excellent service. A really good experience overall. Would recommend!!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Top quality service, food was absolutely delicious

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

The speed of service was very slow- 30 minutes before our drink arrived, and specific asks around how we wanted our burger done, which was then over cooked. I have eaten and drunk at the dolphin many times before and have loved it, but was particularly disappointed by the service this time.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

A bit cold. Would be great to get some garden heaters

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Just bit cold as no heaters but hey that's OK

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Thought the food was fantastic and the entire young waiting staff were excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Great to return to drinking and eating at The Dolphin. Well kept cask beers, tasty food, friendly service. Covid-secure outside dining this time - can't wait to get back to them being in fuller swing and being able to be indoors if it's cold out!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

So great to sit out with friends in the rain but under a shelter. Good food & drink & great service. What’s not to like.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

The outside area is lovely, but I can’t wait o eat indoors!

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Great outside dining, lovely to see the pub so busy

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Generally good lunchtime experience but lost stars because desert was served without the ice cream described on the menu, and water was served in plastic disposable cups.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Great lunch in the sunny garden! It was lovely to be out again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Love this place. Food and service great. A must for anybody visiting the Suffolk coast.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

The fish pie was really, really good. Staff were attentive, pleasant and efficient. All in all a great meal.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Wine was rather expensive. Although very nice

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

We’ll be back!

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Loved it

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Fantastic meal the flavours were amazing really would like the chef to cook for me at home, I did try to steal him 😆 excellent service, 10 out of 10 all 3 of us had a fabulous meal a must for any visitor’s.

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