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“Sunday roast, fruit crumble and custard, think it was £13!”

Dolphin Inn Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Thorpeness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$26
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Dolphin, now the hub of the community, is an ideal resting base to explore Thorpeness and our neighbouring towns Aldeburgh and Southwold, or just enjoy a peaceful walk around Snape Maltings and RSPB Minsmere reserve plus many more local must sees. A short stroll takes you to miles of unspoilt Suffolk Heritage coast and the very popular Mear, a boating lake which is on our doorstep and just up the road - The House in the Clouds. The Head chef is passionate about local produce and the kitchen not only creates a daily changing menu for the restaurant using some of the best local producers but makes and supplies Thorpeness Village store, attached to the Dolphin Inn, with chutneys, jams, pies and pastries. As a free house the bar dispenses award winning real ales all sourced locally from independent producers including Adnams, Brandon brewery and Woodfords. We have developed an excellent wine list with wines sourced from some of the best cellars around the world featuring alongside a large selection of bourbons, single malts and port. A roaring log fire in the winter, a huge garden with barbecues in the summer and well appointed four star en-suite bedrooms, this is a genuine pub where you can expect great food and great beer served in a warm friendly environment.
Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Sunday roast, fruit crumble and custard, think it was £13!”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Lovely sunny, Sunday lunch. Had a drink in the super, big beer garden first, then choice of roast beef or chicken, crumble of the day, really quite good. Would recommend.

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Carlton in Lindrick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Dog-friendly bar with good food”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I lunched here with my wife and our dog, Oscar. The inn provides water for thirsty dogs. The food was good and reasonable priced. I had a mixed meat platter and my wife had a mixed cheese platter. Both dishes were similar to a ploughman's. We enjoyed the food, so did Oscar.

The beer was good with a decent choice.

We'll definitely return when we visit Thorpeness.

  • Visited May 2014
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Bustling inn, but well run and good food”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Family focussed inn (allowed us to dine with baby in arms!). The menu whilst not vast seemed to have something for everyone. A table of 6 adults, 1 child and 1 baby, we ordered two fish pies, which were OK, but coud have had more variety of fish in it; two burgers which were thoroghly enjoyed; mackerel fillet - excellent; and two grilled fish 1 adutl and 1 child. Service was with a smile and quick considering how busy it was, and the price wasnt too bad. Would visit again.

  • Visited May 2014
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A Popular Inn”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We used this Inn twice, it was good food and service and very busy with many people and families holidaying over the half term holiday

  • Visited May 2014
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Six of us ate here on a Saturday evening. Four adults a 13 yr old and a 3 yr old. The service was quick and pleasant. There was something for everyone on the menu and they were very accommodating letting the kids mix from the children's and main menu. The food was very tasty. The restaurant was reasonably busy at 7pm and was getting busier. The outside area is great for a drink and eating on lovely summers evenings.

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