Photo of Dolphin

grid reference TM 292 334

opened 1883 (rebuilt 1959)

owner Star (Heineken UK)

traditional bar

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opening hours:

food times:

(Times last updated 26/11/2011)

regular real ales

Adnam's Bitter

Local licensing authority for Felixstowe is East Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Felixstowe Dolphin

previously known as: Station Hotel

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

41 Beach Station Rd, IP11 2EY

01394 282 261

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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.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 1.5 mile away Railway station about 1.5 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(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)


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.