The Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness
Thorpeness village is a bit of an oddity, albeit a pleasant one. It's a model seaside village, owned and created at the turn of the last century by Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, a Scottish barrister, who'd made his money investing in Russian Railways. The worry, of course with somewhere as fake as Thorpeness, is the local pub will be equally synthetic, well thankfully that's not the case here. The Dolphin Inn is a pretty smart pub that offers excellent beer - Adnam's, mostly but also Woodforde's Wherry - and good food and it truly is an inn as accommodation is also available. It's a bit on the pricey side, but it could be argued that's about right for the quality and actually it's only to be expected in these parts as nothing is cheap around here. It's friendly enough too, although the clientele is somewhat transient, being mostly day trippers and hotel guests - it seems the locals prefer the bar in Ogilvie Library. The Dolphin Inn is a clean, decent place, that with a roaring log fire in winter, is particularly welcome after a long walk on the beach.
Peace Place, Thorpeness, Thorpeness, Suffolk, IP16 4NA
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