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The Dolphin Inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly

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, Sharp’s Doom Bar and Timothy Taylor Landlord plus Aspall and Stowford Press ciders. In addition to sandwiches, baguettes and jacket potatoes, favourites include sausage and mash; lamb’s liver and bacon; and beer battered cod and chips.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: Mon-Sat 11-11 (Sun 12-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-2.30, Sun 12-8.30
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Thu 6-9, Fri-Sat 6.30-9.30, Sun 12-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Ringwood Razorback, Sharp's Doom Bar, Timothy Taylor Landlord
  • Real ciders: Thatchers, Aspall, Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Apr


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

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