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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Father’s Day meal at The Dolphin, Botley A warm reception on arrival by Steve set the tone for our meal. We couldn’t have chosen anywhere better to celebrate Father’s Day - the meal was fabulous, service from all staff was amazing Staff truly want you...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last Saturday, June 5, I and my partner went to dinner, upon arrival a member of the staff welcomed us and accompanied us to our table, I must say that they follow the COVID measures scrupulously, when having our first round of drinks They gave...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to the Dolphin last Saturday night for drinks and a meal. We started with tapas which was very nice then we ordered the steak.....I must say, the steak was lovely and we finished with the cheese board. This was the...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my mother there for lunch on Friday and we had the scampi which was lovely and we had a pint of 6x and my mum had a 6 x shandy . The service was very good very friendly and very attentive without being...More

Date of visit: June 2021
tursac, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell others of your visit. We are pleased you enjoyed your lunch and we look forward to you visiting again .

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just been out for our first Sunday Lunch after lockdown. Being new to the area we decided to try this pub for lunch. Staff very professional and friendly, so good to be able to share some good humour with our server. Very friendly and approachable...More

Date of visit: May 2021
tursac, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Kevin , It was a pleasure to meet you, we are a very friendly team and it is nice to have friendly customers like you and your guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Steve and everyone at the Dolphin .

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will always get a warm welcome from Steve and cliffie. Food is fresh and plentiful and absolutely great value. Sundays are busy and for a good reason, Sunday roasts are great and cliffies Sunday meat draw is a sight to behold!

Date of visit: May 2021
tursac, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Ladies Gentleman Boys and Girls and Those not quite sure thank for your nice review. We cannot wait for Cliffie's meat draw to start again next week. It always makes a fun atmosphere. Steve and everyone at the Dolphin.

Reviewed 2 November 2020

Have been to the Dolphin a few times for a drink and this was my second time eating here, (went with friends in Aug and was amazing then too). I went with my husband and our 2 daughters, and we all had a superb meal....More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020

First time I’ve been back since March... not that I wanted to stay away for that long.. Steve and all his lovely staff have done everything correctly to make the Dolphin covid secure.. The Sunday roast is lovely.. The Yorkshire puddings are huge, great selection...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

We love the Dolphin, having only started going there through Covid as it’s equidistance between our house and some friends who have moved to the area. It is extremely well managed and feels a safe environment to eat and drink in during these challenging times....More

Date of visit: October 2020
tursac, General Manager at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2020

Thank you , we are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope to see you next time you meet up with your friends

Reviewed 13 September 2020

First family meal out since lockdown. 3 generations- different tastes- but all perfectly catered for and fulfilled.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Response from Dave E | Reviewed this property |
They have a rear enclosed garden area which could be classed as a play area but I have only seen bench and seats on a grassed area no play equipment seen
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The Dolphin is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3