Eat & Drink

Our Restaurant

BBQ’s in the summer, Sunday Lunch “Roast and Crumble”, a Prix Fixe menu and a seasonal a la carte menu.

Our kitchen enjoys a great reputation for producing high quality Modern British food, most of it sourced from local farms –  some of it just yards away from the front door.

A team of chefs, led by Chris Theobald, are all passionate about food and regularly change the menu as new produce comes into season with daily specials featuring on the boards, all this complimented by a fantastic wine list and warm friendly service.

Our Accommodation

Relax At the Dolphin

Our three ensuite bedrooms have been tastefully refurbished with all the comforts expected of a silver rated four star establishment.

Our History

The Dolphin

A hub of the community and an ideal resting base to explore Thorpeness and our neighbouring towns Aldeburgh and Southwold, or to just enjoy a peaceful walk around Snape Maltings and RSPB Minsmere. Find Out More

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 11am-3pm and 6pm-11pm

Saturday and Sunday 11am-11pm

Festive Opening Hours

21st – 24th 11am-11pm

Christmas Day – 12pm-2pm

Boxing Day – 12pm-5pm

27th – 30th 11am-11pm

New Years Eve 11am-7pm

1st – 5th 11am-11pm


Food Service

Monday – Friday 12pm-2pm / 6pm-8.30pm

Saturday 12pm-2.30pm / 6pm-9pm

Sunday 12pm-2.30pm / 6pm-8pm


We are very busy during the festive period. It is highly recommenced to book your table. For tables of 8 people or less please book online. For bookings of more than 8 please call us. 

Please note that from Boxing Day until 2nd January we will be running a reduced menu due to limited deliveries from suppliers.  

Call Us Today

01728 454994