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 Thursday, 09 July 2020

Excellent food and friendly service

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Thank you for being so attentive during our stay food was fabulous, room was spotless & nothing was too much trouble for the very friendly helpful staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 July 2020

Thank you for being so attentive during our stay food was fabulous, room was spotless & nothing was too much trouble for the very friendly helpful staff

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Food good, as usual. Did not feel as safe re Covid-19 compared to other restaurants. Would have expected staff to be wearing face masks and not lean over you when serving food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 July 2020

Really enjoyed our stay at the Dolphin, great accommodation and great food. What more can I say? Oh, people are really friendly too 🥳

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Great to revisit

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Would be nice to see fried fish & chips on the menu And also your sirloin steak back instead of rib eye or bavette

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 July 2020

The staff work really hard to ensure that every customer has a good experience. Nothing is too much trouble. There is a lovely atmosphere and the food is freshly cooked and delicious. Thank you!

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Great meal and atmosphere. Everything felt safe

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Excellent. Lovely to be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Firstly, well done on opening in a safe a friendly way. We really enjoyed our visit. There was a good choice of food and drink and most of us very very happy about our choices. The bavette was excellent. The seafood platter was pretty much as described but we'd have preferred it to have included more shellfish and it was disappointing that it came with pitta bread, rather than rye, grannary, or sourdough. Friendly and helpful staff as always. Nice to have a free house nearby that does such decent food. Looking forward to the specials making a return.

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Visited On Monday, 06 July 2020

Fabulous to be back at the Dolphin!

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Visited On Sunday, 05 July 2020

The best Sunday lunch, food & experience, in Suffolk.

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Visited On Friday, 20 March 2020

Last night down the pub for a while :(

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Always consistently very good. We have been visiting now for a number of years and the Dolphin never disappoints. We travel from Cambridge to visit and think the Dolphin is the best venue in East Anglia

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

We had the Sunday lunch which was lovely , one in our party wanted to swop the crumble for the brownie which was the same price , but got charged an additional £3.50

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Had no previous knowledge of The Dolphin found on internet as needed somewhere to have a meal around Saxmundham area. Was NOT disappointed and would certainly be using again when in the area. Great staff and great food.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

As a family group we all enjoyed our food .the beer was excellent & our table in the garden room good.Service efficient & friendly

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

excellent as always

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

excellent

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

excellent food

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The service and food were outstanding :-) It was our first visit to the Dolphin, we really liked the bar area with the fire place but we were sitting next door and it felt a bit plain and too ‘clean’ look for a traditional pub- we liked the real candles on tables. We will definitely return very soon :-) Again lovely service :-)

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Visited On Monday, 17 February 2020

Great service. Great food 👏

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

A lovely birthday celebration for my boyfriend. Food and drinks were great and service friendly and attentive. Great value. Will be back in the week with the family.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Great Sunday lunch with delicious vegetarian options.

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