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Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Felixstowe Dolphin

Felixstowe Dolphin

formerly Station Hotel

Real Ale is sold here.

41 Beach Station Rd, IP11 2EY

grid reference TM 292 334

traditional bar, opened 1883 (rebuilt 1959)

owner/operator: Star (Heineken UK)

(01394) 282261

(01394) 282261

A traditional bar with accommodation, located close to the former Felixstowe Beach railway station which once offered easy access to the ferry terminus for foot passengers. Live music on Friday evenings. Good value accommodation (12 rooms).

The Dolphin is Suffolk's most southerly pub.

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Facilities

Facilities

Gallery

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

A dolphin is seen as a friendly animal that would help ancient mariners by twining itself round the anchor cable in a storm to prevent the anchor dragging. It also features in many coats of arms including the Fishmongers Company and the Company of Watermen. In France from the 14th cent. the eldest son of the king was known as "le dauphin".

Beach Station (opposite) was the first of Felixstowe's 3 railway stations to be opened - by Colonel Tomline, in 1877, when it stood at the end of a single line.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)

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