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Attractive and traditional country hostelry

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

The Dolphin was originally four cottages dating from the 16th century, one of which was an alehouse, that over time have become a single attractive building. Midway between Braintree and Colchester, The Dolphin makes a great refreshment stop, serving food and drink all day every day. Greene King ales, Aspall’s cider, popular home-cooked pub fare, warming log fires and friendly staff are all attributes here. Children have their own menu, washed down with unlimited squash. On the à la carte menu, pan-fried lamb's liver and bacon is served on a bed of mashed potato with gravy, and locally-sourced beef is grilled to your liking. Look to the specials list for the likes of twice-roasted pork belly, Bramley apple and ham mash with wholegrain mustard sauce.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12–9.30
  • Dinner: all week 12–9.30

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A120 between Braintree and Coggeshall.

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