The restaurant, with its wooden floors, traditional paneling and simple yet exquisite style provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion, whether it's a romantic dinner in a quiet corner or a family celebration.


Opening hours

The Dolphin Inn is closed between 3.00pm and 6.00pm for check ins unless by prior arrangement.

Winter: November 9 - March 30

Tue - Fri: 11am - 3pm / 6pm - 11pm

Sat: 11am - 11pm

Sun: 11am - close

Summer: April 2 - November 18

Mon - Fri: 11am - 3pm / 6pm - 11pm

Sat: 11am - 11pm

Sun: 11am - 10:30pm

Serving food from: 12pm - 2.30pm, 6pm - 9pm

The restaurant has views over the garden with patio doors opening out onto the covered alfresco area - ideal for a leisurely evening meal on a warm summer's night. 


The style of food reflects traditional cuisine but with a modern influence with the focus being on using locally sourced or home grown produce. 

There is a cracking Sunday roast and if that's not enough Chris makes a mean crumble!! (Just like going to Grannys!). 

The service is efficient yet relaxed and informal with the ethos being 'why rush - you've got all day!'

We are happy to cater for all dietary requirements - there are always veggie options on the menu and Chris is very adaptable to individual needs. 

Allergies may need a little bit more notice in order for us to get it just right for you.

Thorpeness Dolphin -
01728 454994
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