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Dolphin Inn

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Main Road, Hursley SO21 2JY, England
+44 1962 775209
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buckinghamshire
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This place is really lovely. 5 ladies on a quiet Hen do. The place was just what we wanted. The rooms were good, bathrooms could be updated though, and the windows in the room didn't open, so no fire escape, but more concerning was that the fire extinguisher was missing! Super friendly staff though, who couldn't have been more helpful,... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have a variety of people travelling from all over the county with different needs we all like to pay seperately, which causes problems in some places but the taff here were most accomadating. The food was excellent I thoroughly enjoyed mine. Puddings were as good and large. The staff were all polite and friendly on a busy day for... More 

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KSheridanTheDolphin, Owner at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our family business. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and have passed your comments onto the staff. We look forward to welcoming you to the Dolphin again soon. More 

UK
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169 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Last visited two years ago when it was good but not great but needed somewhere for lunch on a walking day so tried it again. This time it was excellent. We were warmly welcomed with our two dogs, sat in the dog friendly bar and ordered from an extensive and reasonably priced menu (also specials on a board). The food... More 

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KSheridanTheDolphin, Owner at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our family business. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience and it was an improvement on your previous visit. We look forward to welcoming you to The Dolphin again soon. More 

Sherborne, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We rang in on the Saturday evening to book for Sunday lunch next day. On arrival they were clearly not expecting us. We explained that we had phoned in the evening before. The bookings were written on the back of an envelope (recycling is good, we thought). Then the lady got the bookings book out and said that our booking... More 

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Thank Jane D
KSheridanTheDolphin, Owner at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our family business and have taken your constructive feedback and used it to improve our service and facilities. We are currently in the process of redecorating our restaurant and creating new and exciting menus for the summer. We hope we will see you at The Dolphin again soon. More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My wife, daughter and I lived in Hursley for a year and had the best time of our lives! We went there at least once per week

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Likesagoodnightout, Owner at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our family business. We are delighted to read you enjoyed your visits and look forward to welcoming you to The Dolphin again soon. Kath More 

UK
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142 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Called in on a cold Tuesday evening. We were greeted with a warm friendly welcome by Neive who quickly showed us to our table and efficiently took our drinks order. The menu was good wholesome country pub food. Nothing fussy or presumptuous. When she returned, Neive took our food orders and we enjoyed our drinks. When the food arrived it... More 

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Likesagoodnightout, Owner at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our family business. We are delighted to read you enjoyed your visit and have passed your comments onto Neave. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you to The Dolphin again soon. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The accommodation was adequate, the apartment was well suited for mum, dad and two children.Very clean all round. One double down and two single up stairs. Plenty of tea,coffe and milk provided in the room. Unfortunetly it was the meals in the resteraunt that let the inn down. The quality of the meals for the three of us was not... More 

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Likesagoodnightout, Manager at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our family business. We were very disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your meals during your stay and had we been made aware we would have rectified the situation at the time. As a gesture of good will, should you come and stay with us again we would like to... More 

United Kingdom
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We have passed by this pub so many times we finally decided to give it a try for a quick supper. The menu was fairly limited with what I would describe as family favourites : ham,egg,chips ,sausages etc BUT the food was cooked quickly with friendly staff and a really nice, cosy pub . We would probably return for drinks... More 

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Likesagoodnightout, Owner at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our family business. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again over the festive season when the fires will be burning and the atmosphere full of the joys of the season. More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We have just been there and the food is great. Portions are good and is great value for money. My only negatives are the soggy napkins and the toilets which were a little grubby but apart from that it was great. Set in a lovely village with a scenic garden.

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Thank smurray84
Likesagoodnightout, Owner at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our family business. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and have passed your comments onto the chef. We also appreciate your feedback and are pleased to let you know that we have planned to renovate the bathrooms in the new year. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Banstead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

On the last day of our holiday we visited The Dolphin Inn for dinner. We were the first to arrive at 6pm. Our order was taken, however it was 1 and a 1/2 hours later when our food arrived. This was not food considering we had 2 children with us who were starving. Other people had arrived after us and... More 

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Likesagoodnightout, Owner at Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our family business. Please accept our sincere apologies that your visit was not as it should have been. I would like at this to ask you to email us at Thedolphinhursley@mail.com so I can look to offer you some form of compensation as we do not expect customers to pay for meals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Hursley SO21 2JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Hursley
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 775209

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?