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Croquet Open Day

10th June 2pm

Thorpeness Croquet Club will be holding an Open Day on Saturday June 10th for anyone interested in finding out more about the game and seeing whether they would like to play it regularly.

The Open Day will be held from 2pm on the club’s lawn at the Ogilvie Pavilion Sports Ground, Thorpeness  IP16 4LY. There’s plenty of parking space and club members will be on hand to introduce newcomers to the game. Please wear flat shoes (eg trainers).

Club days are on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons when you will usually find others to play with but members can also arrange games on any day they choose. Membership fees are very reasonable and prospective members get two free taster sessions before they choose whether to join.

The club organises its own tournaments through the season and plays against other clubs in a local league but competing is not compulsory. Many of our members just play socially for fun.

So if you think croquet might be for you, we look forward to seeing you.

To find out more, please contact Andrew Paris on 01728 833673 –; Colin Hart on 07495 364399 –  or visit

Thorpefest 2017

8th July 12pm

The Country Club sets the scene once again for the second annual Thorpefest!!

Keep up to date with this years line up on . Purchase tickets early!!

Village Fete

5th August 12pm

Join us this Summer for a fun filled day for the whole family. There is always loads to do!! Every bodies favourites will be there from Guess The Weight Of The Cake, Water Or Wine, Tombola, Silent Auction, Cake Stall, Treasure Map, Raffle, Book Stall, Bouncy Castle, Music, Boules… plus loads more. All in aid of charity. Please check back at a later date for more details.

Thorpeness Regatta

25th August

Join us as we say good bye to another summer in Thorpeness. The Regatta is a night like no other in Thorpeness. Join in the festivities with boat races on the meare, watching the brilliantly decorated floats, or dancing the night away in our garden. With BBQ all day at The Dolphin there is no excuses for not popping in for a bite to eat. At 9pm one of the best firework displays across the country kicks off with an almighty bang!! After the fireworks we will have a live band performing in the garden to top the evening off.

Opening Hours


Tue – Fri: 11am – 3pm / 6pm – 11pm
Sat 11am – 11pm
Sun 11am – close


Mon – Fri: 11am – 3pm / 6pm – 11pm
Sat 11am – 11pm
Sun 11am – 10:30pm
The Dolphin Inn is closed between 3.00pm and 6.00pm for check ins unless by prior arrangement.

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01728 454994