Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Thorpeness Dolphin

Thorpeness Dolphin

formerly Crown

The pub has reopened.

Planned opening hours:

From 12th April

Monday – Sunday 9am-"close"

Food Service

12th April – 16th May

Monday – Sunday 12pm – 7pm

Breakfast 9am – 12.00pm

17th May – 20th June

Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8.30pm

Breakfast 9am – 12pm

Real Ale is sold here.

Peace Place, IP16 4NA

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.






Historical interest

Historical interest





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)