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 Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Attentive and friendly staff, and the food is always delicious. Would recommend.

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Visited On Monday, 09 December 2019

THe lady behind the bar was very helpful. I had a lovely glass of your house red, The food was all cooked from scratch & was very tasty & variant. Our group of 4 all enjoyed it. We all live away, 45 to 50 minutes so would be a day visit.

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Visited On Monday, 09 December 2019

Always friendly and helpful service. The garlic mushrooms were particularly memorable.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

Excellent food and venue

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

Great menu choice for all dietary requirements, great service and lovely surroundings

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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

Always great value and cheerful service here. Despite being very busy, we were quickly shown to a table and after some ver brief confusion, orders quickly taken. We’ve always found the Dolphin great value for money and the perfect end to walk along the beach from Aldeburgh . The Sunday lunches are always delicious and represent great value for money. Despite quite a production line for the Sunday special, the beef (and pork) is always impeccably cooked, a reflection of the provenance of the ingredients and preparation.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

Lovely meal, great service and very friendly atmosphere. Would most certainly come back again. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

A great meal and a great atmospherer. Worth the drive out.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

First time any of us had been to the Dolphin Inn. We were all happy with our menu choices. It would be helpful to have the Fixed Prix menu on the same side as the other menus as only noticed that when ordering desserts.

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Thank you. We enjoyed 2 meals there this weekend.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

We had the fixed menu which was really good value. Would definitely return- the staff were excellent

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

We live in the Midlands but visit Suffolk quite often , The Dolphin is fast becoming our favourite place to have a meal .Food is always fresh and piping hot and the customer service is brilliant

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Visited On Friday, 22 November 2019

Another great dinner at The Dolphin, thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

Always a pleasure to visit The Dolphin for Sunday lunch!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Excellent evening had by all

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Lovely lunch. Set menu is very good value for money. Popular pub, great atmosphere .

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

The ambience at The Dolphin is extremely agreeable and the service friendly. A good menu to choose from with interesting daily specials. Lovely place to dine with friends, especially when the fire is blazing on a cold day!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Excellent lunch and service Thankyou

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Wonderful meal!!! Really lovely! So excellent the staff and chefs gave us something not on the menu for my friend and me! It was wonderful!!! Thank you all very much!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Great food and friendly staff

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Lovely dinner, staff did well at a hectic period!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

lovely staff. good food and drink. vegetarian portions could be bigger. our food could have been warmer.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

We were very impressed with the staff who served us and the speed that food and drink arrived. There were a couple of small points that my party made. When you have small children with you it is useful for them to have their food served first. The crumble was a little bit overcooked and had a faint taste of something savoury. Apart from that everyone was happy and felt it was good value and that you dealt with a large party very efficiently. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Very friendly pub, delicious vegetarian and vegan options and dog friendly too!

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