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The Dolphin Inn

Old Homes Road, Thorpeness IP16 4FE England
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Situated in the unique seaside village of Thorpeness, the Dolphin Inn, a free house, has placed itself in the heart of the community. A short stroll takes you to miles of unspoilt Suffolk heritage coastline and we are a short distance from Minsmeare, a birding paradise hosting some of our rarest wildlife. The Dolphin has three well appointed four star bedrooms, a fantastic restaurant with an enthusiastic chef, a bar that dispensers a large variety of whiskeys, ales, has a superb wine list and boasts a large beer garden.
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PeterWH wrote a review Dec 2020
Aldeburgh, United Kingdom13 contributions10 helpful votes
What a magnificent dinner, the staff were so helpful and friendly and the food was excellent. Thankyou and we will look forward to coming again when you reopen. Best wishes to all and a Happy New Year
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Date of stay: December 2020
snapdragon88 wrote a review Dec 2020
Stamford, United Kingdom24 contributions10 helpful votes
We were booked into the sister property the parrot, unfortunately on the night we were booked they had no power, so they swapped our booking to the dolphin. We just sampled a main courses, my husband’s was far the best, fish pie. It was definitely a winner full of fish and so tasty! M
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ben W wrote a review Nov 2020
Newbury, United Kingdom1,441 contributions192 helpful votes
We were meeting friends in Thorpeness and wanted somewhere for a quick drink. We had planned to go to The Kitchen (opposite the entrance to The Meare) but it was really busy so we decided to go a little further up the road to The Dolphin. This had plenty of tables available outside and lots of space (good for social distancing). Friendly service and a tasty pint. Will visit again :)
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mike A wrote a review Oct 2020
Eastbourne, United Kingdom13 contributions3 helpful votes
Visited this week whilst on holiday. Despite COVID restrictions the staff accommodated us really well. Food was very good too! It is very busy so booking is recommended. We had our dog and there is an eating room that welcomes dogs as well as the larger dinning room.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
FF901 wrote a review Oct 2020
England, United Kingdom46 contributions11 helpful votes
Half term break away with fussy teenagers and this was the perfect choice! The menu was out of their comfort zone but they chose well, burgers and duck were delicious. Very COVID aware, especially when things are done slightly differently nowadays. Staff great, food delicious and couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant lunch. Thank you to all involved.... definitely one to visit!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$116 - US$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dolphin Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Dolphin Inn?
Nearby attractions include Leiston Film Theatre (2.3 miles), The Red House (1.6 miles), and RSPB Minsmere (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dolphin Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Dolphin Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Dolphin Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dolphin Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dolphin Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lighthouse, Ash Smoked Fishes, and Old Chequers Pub.
Is The Dolphin Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 miles away from the centre of Thorpeness.
Are pets allowed at The Dolphin Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dolphin Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Red House (1.6 miles) and The Church of St Peter and St Paul (2.0 miles).