Photo of Dolphin

grid reference TM 472 598

opened 1874 (rebuilt in 1999)

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(Times last updated 20/03/2019)

Thorpeness is part of the Aldringham cum Thorpe parish

Local licensing authority for Thorpeness is East Suffolk

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last updated 21/01/2020

Thorpeness Dolphin

previously known as: Crown

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

Peace Place, IP16 4NA

01728 454994

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

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

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)

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

Village shop or similar facillity on-site Village shop or similar facillity on-site

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 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".