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The majority of pubs have now reopened after the latest lockdown, albeit still with restrictions. Many pubs currently have temporary trading hours; these are shown where known. We also show pubs we know have still not reopened as temporarily closed.

Please note that due to the pandemic currently being allowed to run out of control, many pubs are having to close temporarily due to staff or customers getting "pinged". Please check with the pubs if you plan to travel any distance.

Thorpeness Dolphin

Thorpeness Dolphin

formerly Crown

Temporary opening hours

Mon-Sat: 1100-2200

Sun: 1100-2100

Food times

1200-1430, 1800-2030 (2000 Sundays)

Real Ale is sold here.

Peace Place, Old Homes Road, IP16 4FE

grid reference TM 472 598

opened 1874 (rebuilt in 1999)

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(01728) 454994

(01728) 454994

The pub has a reputation for good food. It has a large garden and accommodation.

There is a toilet accessible to disabled customers.

There's also a village shop on the premises.

The current building replaced another pub (of the same name) that was destroyed by fire in 1996. The modern name of the pub comes from the logo of the local golf club, which appears on the pub sign.

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Facilities

Facilities

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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".

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

(** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)

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