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The Dolphin Inn

16th-century coaching inn close to South Downs National Park

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden
Kids play area
Wheelchair access

Like most of the village, this old coaching inn with magnificent chimneys once belonged to the Hursley Estate, which is now owned by IBM. It was built between 1540 and 1560, reputedly using timbers from a Tudor warship called HMS Dolphin (today’s less glamorous ‘ship’ is a shore establishment in Gosport). In the beamed bars you’ll find Ringwood Razorback and Sharp’s Doom Bar plus Thatchers and Orchard Thieves ciders. In addition to sandwiches, baguettes and jacket potatoes, favourites include sausage and mash; mushroom and cashew nut stroganoff; and beer battered cod and chips.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: Monday to Saturday 11-11 (Sunday 12-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: Monday to Friday 12-2.30, Saturday 12-9.30, Sunday 12-8.30
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Wednesday 6-9, Thursday to Friday 6-9.30, Saturday 12-9.30, Sunday 12-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Ringwood Razorback, Sharp's Doom Bar, George Gale & Co HSB
  • Real ciders: Thatchers, Orchard Thieves

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, April/September
  • Cider festival, April/September

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome
  • Wedding receptions

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change

Accessibility

  • Ramp or lift access available
  • Accessible toilets

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

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