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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out for a retirement do and wanted something light to soak up the drink! Opted for z bacon and brie panini and got a dry2 slices of streaky and a slab of unmelted brie. Not nice, not hot, not even warm. Chips were good, beer...cold and crisp. Eaten here before and the breakfast is second to none.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024

Not surprised it was busy, great choice, excellent quality of food, excellent value and all served quickly. Could not recommend this place highly enough.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 February 2024 via mobile

We would probably have wandered past here n not paid this pub any attention had we not been meeting some friends here for lunch. Whilst the interior is looking a bit jaded and some local characters no doubt frequent this pub in the centre of...Wallingford we were pleasantly surprised. Our friends often pop in whilst in the area. The menu is very typical pub grub but it does feature several home made options which were tried n tested by a couple of us and were surprisingly good. The staff are friendly, portions are plentiful and the atmosphere quite laid back n relaxing. We would come again, thank youMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

This place is an absolute dream. Fantastic home cooked food at unbelievably cheap prices. The staff are lovely and nothing is too much for them. We had lunch (5 of us) and none of us were disappointed. The breakfasts are also fantastic - if you...have a massive appetite and not much to spend. Surroundings are a little tired and outdated but the food and staff more than make up for it.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023

Very friendly pub in the evening, and breakfast is excellent, very reasonably priced and first class service, it’s no surprise that the Dolphin was very busy at breakfast.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

We had the carvery. It was delicious. Great selection of meat. Wonderful vegetables… all the sauces and gravy. Excellent value for money . Always a friendly welcome.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

Lovely breakfast . Cheap and perfect after a hectic weekend . Nest place for brekky in wallingford . Not posh but better than the posh ones

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Nice place but some staff is not good with clients. First time happen in my life. A staff is rude with me. I just ask one minute to order a drink but she take it personally and being rude with me

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

Excellent Sunday carvery! Fantastic service & great value for money. Will definitely visit here again.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

I was treated to breakfast at The Dolphin today by my son for my birthday yesterday. All I can say is WOW! if you want an amazing, delicious, competitively priced breakfast, you need to visit The Dolphin. Lovely atmosphere, attentive waiting staff and a varied...menu with something for everyone. Definitely ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. We will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023

Had a brilliant home cooked Sunday lunch here that was brilliant value for money! Well worth a visit

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Thank you for a delicious breakfast and fantastic friendly service! You guys are awesome! Although you were super busy everything was perfect and all the staff were super nice 💕

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

Myself & my husband often visit here, mainly just for drinks. But we decided to try Breakfast after hearing nothing but good reviews. I had the small breakfast which was very nice see attached photo and my husband had the large. Cannot fault them. It...certainly filled us up for the day! Not a complaint but the plates could be doing with being a little bit bigger, only so the food is spread out and the toast being separate too. Would definitely recommend going there. We will be back to try something else from the main menu!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

I often go to the Dolphin, usually for breakfast, but on this last occasion, for a Sunday Roast. The Dolphin has always been reasonably inexpensive but, as with everywhere, their prices are slowly creeping up. I would say that they are still very good value....Breakfasts are always good and the Sunday Roast (a carvery) is more than good enough. You’re not going to get the crispiest roast potatoes with a carvery but they are still better than some potatoes that I’ve paid three times the price for. I usually judge a Sunday Roast on the potatoes. Staff are always very helpful and friendly and the Dolphin is a great place when you’re on a budget.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

What a fabulous place! A really lovely atmosphere, locals enjoying a drink together, families and their friendly dogs. Wallingford is so blessed to have such a fab local. Great lunch, really well kept beers ( we know, we’re ex publicans ) and considering how busy...they were, the most immaculate loos I’ve ever seen. Second time we’ve been to the Dolphin and both times were thoroughly enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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The Dolphin is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5