A unique history

About The Thorpeness Dolphin Inn

Formally known as the Crown Inn, the original building used to be attached to six cottages known as West Terrace. The inn was renamed when the cottages were demolished and the building extended with bedrooms to become the Dolphin Inn.

Parts of the village, then known as Aldringham-cum-Thorpe, date back to Tudor times, but in 1910 the village was renamed Thorpeness when landowner, Stuart Ogilvie, began realising his plan to create a unique seaside holiday village on the site.

The Dolphin Inn was consumed by fire in September 1995 and was rebuilt and re-opened in 1998.

David took over the running of The Dolphin in 2007 and together with his lovely daughter Kerry, immediately made an impact, ensuring The Dolphin became an important part of the community.  With the arrival of Chris as Head Chef and the addition of the Village Store, his goal, based on friendly service, good food using local producers and an extensive choice of beverages is now being realised.

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday   11am – 10pm

Saturday  9am – 10pm

Sunday  9am – 9pm

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Eve – Lunch 12pm-2.30pm                     Dinner 6-8pm ( Tapas style – no reservations)
Christmas Day – Open for reservations only
Boxing Day – Lunch 12pm-2.30pm
27th-30th – Usual opening hours
New Years Eve – Lunch only 12pm-2.30pm
New Years Day – Usual opening hours return

 

Food Service

Breakfast 9am-11am (Saturday, Sunday)

Lunch   12pm-2.30pm

Dinner 6pm-8.30pm (7pm on Sunday’s)

 

Call Us Today

01728 454994