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The Dolphin

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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About
The Dolphin is one of the oldest buildings in Ilminster, housing a pub restaurant serving traditional Briitish food with ingredients from the butcher opposite.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews steak and stilton pie whitebait curry sunday roast baguette pudding town centre pub pool table real home north devon friendly welcome friendly pub straightforward pub making us feel home made home cooked high street
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with a colleague when in Ilminster on business. Friendly welcome from the landlady, and good food (especially the home made soup). Big screen for the footy, and obviously well liked by the locals. Recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GLATRAVLR
Lyn W, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi and thank you for your review, we are all very pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 17 November 2018

Stopped off here for lunch today when just passing through Ilminster. We only wanted a light bite so had a baguette each. My husband ordered a cheese one and when it came it was toasted which was a pleasant surprise. I had bacon and Stilton...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Janet_Sarah
Lyn W, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back again next time you’re in ilminster

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Very friendly & welcoming. Food very good.. We had an evening meal & returned for a breakfast the next day.. All food fresh & from local suppliers. Would recommend & return.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mandy m
Lyn W, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 21 October 2018

Passing on our way to Dorset and having read the previous reviews we sort this place out. Very welcomed into the pub including our two grandchildren, great service and smashing food, especially enjoyed the Steak and Stilton Pie. Lovely setting and friendly staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Neal M
Lyn W, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hi, thank you for your review, we’re really pleased you enjoyed your experience at The Dolphin

Reviewed 3 September 2018

This place was lovely, on the quiet high street, food was good, drinks were good. Room was perfect for us. We were staying two nights and Lynn could not have been a better landlady. Friendly down to earth people with two lovely dogs. Service was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Albert S
Lyn W, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments, may I say you were a pleasure to host and we are happy you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We came every night whilst staying in Ilminster. Enjoyed playing pool and after a couple of days we knew the rules... kids not allowed near bar after 6 and anywhere near the pool table. We were ok with that. Enjoyed sitting outside and listening to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LouiseS378
Lyn W, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to see a family enjoying themselves while on holiday

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We decided that services food would not cut it. (a trip back from North Devon) So we dived into Ilminster. Really friendly welcome. properly nice people with a warm vibe. Shame we were driving, could have stayed. One Scampi and one Chorizo Chicken equalled two...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CarltonCL
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you so much for your review,and we are glad you enjoyed your visit and food.Hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in after a curry at the Rajpoor. It was very quiet with a couple of locals in. Proper English landlady, very friendly and served a good int of IPA. I’ll be back, hopefully it’ll be a bit busier!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Iain M
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Hi Iain M, thanks for your review,the trouble with being a small town pub, is that no matter how nice the town,(and Ilminster is a fantastic town),there are only so many people to go around ! But i'm glad you enjoyed your pint and hope...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

we had a lovely meal last night, tasted home cooked- would recommend anyone to try it!! landlady was very friendly and the rosie wine superb!!

Date of visit: July 2018
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lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for your review, our pies are home made here as is most of our food, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Lots of complaints about vests whats going on but language swearing not pounced on have oldies not complained ??? Weird

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank craighodgkins
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Hi Craig,I wish I understood your comments,your wife worked here and you drank here long enough to know my views and actions I take regarding swearing,you know I pounce on bad language when ever I hear it ,so what are you saying?

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WendyE486
13 February 2018|
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Response from ChrissyA87 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you might be better off contacting the pub directly- either via the contact page on their website or by phoning them on 0146057904. The landlady is lovely so I'm sure she'll do whatever she can for you.
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Jan D
16 December 2017|
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Response from lyn w | Property representative |
Hi Jan D,yes we open Boxing Day at 10 am until 8pm for drinks and Bar service
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cynthia h
12 August 2017|
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Response from lyn w | Property representative |
Hi Cynthia,sorry I have taken so long to answer this,but I have been a bit busy.Unfortunately we have no car park,but on a Sunday parking outside is no problem.Our roast lunch is £ 8.95 for freshly cooked Bonners meats plus... More
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