The Dolphin Inn

The Dolphin Inn, Old Homes Road, Thorpeness, Suffolk, United Kingdom, IP16 4FE
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Opening Information

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 Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Can you pay for your food before we bring it out to you... you know just in case you try and leg it with a bowl of linguini. Judgemental and disrespectful.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Lovely friendly place and great food

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

As always very efficient service and beautiful food. We do like to visit our local pub with very friendly staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Always a pleasure to be back

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Lovely staff. Nice food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Outstanding. Lovely evening in the snug. Thankyou.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Fantastic roast

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2020

very good service. very good value

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Great atmosphere and food

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Visited On Thursday, 10 December 2020

We stay here regularly and always enjoy the whole experience including the service and food!

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Visited On Monday, 07 December 2020

Lovely bedroom and ensuite, all very clean and tidy. Food was all fantastic, with great vegetarian options. All the staff were friendly and helpful. 10 out of 10!

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Great staff and always awesome food

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Fabulous food, brilliant staff, great atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Had a nice beef roast dinner served as always by the pleasant staff. I will definitely be back

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Felt very safe

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Great lunch, friendly staff & delicious food!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Well organised in the current situation

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

When we’re in the area, it’s where we go. Been going for years and long May that continue. Tough times but it will get better!!

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Nice food and wine, sadly Covid restrictions made dining a very isolated experience.

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Great food and great service

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Lovely friendly pub, great food and staff, I would highly recommend it.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Friendly Staff, Excellent Service and Great Food!

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

We came for my wife's birthday on 3rd November always a lovely meal all tables were thoroughly cleaned between customers , staff very friendly

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Lovely lunch. Great food and service. Thanks 😊

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

A warm welcome on a rather sad day ( last day of opening before 2nd Lockdown) Food was excellent as always and staff very attentive. Very covid 19 aware and safe, which made us all feel a little more comfortable. Thank you, we hope to be back soon

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