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Jonathan and Nicky are delighted to be running the Dolphin Inn. We are bringing back the dolphin to her original good food and drinking pub. We are dog and children friendly , everyone is welcome ! Serving home cooked food and fresh fish daily. Please check Facebook for updates and menus and food times.
PRICE RANGE
£10 - £15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 28 August 2023 via mobile

Ok for a drink pub, we wouldn’t eat there again tbh. The mussels were good. So I’d have those. Apparently I have to keep on writing? Good views great place to have a drink, especially when the sun is shining. Nice atmosphere

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Great location overlooking the water. Quite pricey but that'd be acceptable given the location if the food and service were good. Unfortunately the food was no better than OK and service was slow enough that we skipped desert and coffee. Would happily stop in for...a beer on a sunny evening, but would eat elsewhere.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023 via mobile

We chose to sit inside because of the river but had a drink before had with its glorious view. Never cease to amaze. Friendly knowledge staff send the food was plentiful, balanced and delicious.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023 via mobile

Lovely local pub in the village of Newton Ferrers. Food is great with great ambience and atmosphere. We also had takeaway fish and chips!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023

A 'real' pub with cosy character overlooking the estuary with good food. Staff were friendly and polite. It was a warm sunny day and we sat out on the higher of two sunny terraces outside the front of the pub. The view of the estuary...was amazing and seating was comfy. There weren't many people, so it was quiet and so relaxing. In summer I guess it will be very busy but in a fun, holiday way. It's that sort of village. Highly recommended. My only two suggestions are that the toilet needs a little TLC & should be cleaned of black mould in some places, but I appreciate this a very old pub. Also the slate floor of the terrace should be cleaned of spillage marks. The pub has been popular for years but a little TLC would help to keep it so.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023 via mobile

Great food and drinks selection and friendly service! Had a lovely meal here and the views across the river are beautiful

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

Mussels were fabulous , lovely local pub vibe !!! , beer very good , dog friendly too !!! We loved our visit

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

Lovely bar staff, really friendly and helpful. Beautiful little pub in a pretty little harbour with outside seating looking o et the estuary. Absolutely rubbish if you are vegan though! Nothing on the menu and the chef was unwilling to cater for me. Shame as...I wouldn’t go back or recommend for this reason but the pub itself and the bar staff were lovely.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Jrhead, Chef at The Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2022

Hey, sorry to be reading this review, its true we don't have a lot for vegans at the moment.. reason is its the Height of summer and also a very busy regatta month for us. We only managed to put on a bbq over the...More

Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

Had dinner here twice during our week in newton ferrers. Really enjoyed the food both times. We all had the seabass the second time and was delicious. Service was very quick and friendly.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022

The atmosphere and food are second to none. Last night i had sea bass which was the best I've had. My hubby had the muscles which were also fantastic. Can't wait to try the thai curry. Chef certainly is very good indeed.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022 via mobile

Just been here for an evening meal, the quality of local real ales and local find is fantastic, plus the food is amazing, we both had the sea bass, and it’s not overpriced at all, fatatastic service friendly staff, breathtaking views, lovely friendly locals, if...your ever down this area, be sure to visit this place, an absolute gem of a place will certainly come againMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

If your staying in Noss Mayo make the effort and visit The Dolphin Inn for the best beer in the area. Wait for low tide and walk across the estuary it’s well worth it. Sunday roast was fab as well. Salcombe Gold is a joy....Paul & Liz NottinghamMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

Good lunch, excellent service from the lady with shoulder length blondish hair. She made us feel very welcome even though the pub was full. On a midweek lunch day. Good pub food. Very warm atmosphere and service to compliment.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022 via mobile

Great welcome and lunch of sea bream and mussels. Landlords friendly and kind to our child even though they were busy running the show. We will call again. Thanks!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022

Love popping in here after a nice walk around the Noss. Great service, lovely outdoor area, good lager and excellent chips!

Date of visit: August 2021
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The Dolphin Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5