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The Dolphin Inn - Pub in Suffolk

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Peace Place, Thorpeness, IP16 4FE, Suffolk
England, United Kingdom

David James
+44 (0)1728 454994(landline)

Seaside inn with lively bars and airy restaurant for fresh seafood. Minmere bird sanctuary is close, the beach is a short stroll

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Thorpeness is a one-off, the turn-of-the-century brainchild of G S Ogilvie, who set out to create a holiday resort free of piers and promenades and entirely safe for children. The Dolphin, in the middle of the village, is a great little inn. There are two lively bars, open fires and wooden floors in the dining room and, outside, a terrace and lawn for barbecues and al fresco dinners. No-nonsense food hits the spot, perhaps grilled sardines with basil pesto, chargrilled steak with chunky chips, a plate of local cheeses. Stay a while – you're spoiled for things to do: a great golf course, an unspoilt sand and pebble beach, and a 64-acre lake, the Meare, which is never more than three-feet deep and was inspired by the creator of Peter Pan; children can row, canoe up creeks and discover islands.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Guest feedback
"We had a great stay here with a comfortable roon and excellent food. The staff are outstanding, very welcoming, friendly and attentive without being intrusive."
April 2015

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Lunch & dinner £5-£30.


Mondays to Fridays from 3pm to 6pm.


Peace Place, Thorpeness, IP16 4FE, Suffolk


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