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The Dolphin Inn, Hastings

12 Rock A Nore Road
Hastings
TN34 3DW
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Reviews of The Dolphin Inn (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Steve of N21 left this review about The Dolphin Inn

This is a fine old Fisherman’s pub, opposite the famous tall Fisherman’s nets huts and the shingle beach where I believe they still have the largest beach launched fishing fleet in the UK.
Unfortunately, its prime location does mean it’s a bit of a tourist magnet in high season and as mine was a late lunchtime visit it was full of people dining and quite a few families included. But difficult to complain as on this occasion I fitted the tourist definition and they are renowned for their pub food rating very highly for it on Trip Advisor, and especially the sea food dishes, as the product come direct from the fishing fleet each day.
The interior is as well described by PSM below, but we actually chose to visit here as, on passing we spotted a bench being vacated on the excellent small front facing terrace and decided to grab it to celebrate the fact that the sun had just broken through for the first time that day.
Fortunately, real ale is as much a focus as the food and all six handpumps dotted along the bar were in operation with Harvey’s Sussex Best, Youngs Special, Dark Star Hop Head, Marstons Pedigree, Surrey Hills Brewery Sheer Drop and 360 degree Brewing Fast Back American Pale Ale. I did notice they offered a paddle of 3 1/3 measures but we went for halves of the latter two and they were in very good condition.
This was a very good and well run food and ale pub in the tourist section of Hastings and was probably our second best preferred pub of the day after the FILO.

On 1st September 2023 - rating: 8
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Moby Duck left this review about The Dolphin Inn

A very busy pub as described by Ray and Graham below, the six cask beers on were Youngs Special, Harveys Sussex Best,Dark Star Hophead and APA, Rother Valley Hoppers Ale, the choice was welcome given a lot of surrounding pubs were Shepherd Neame owned. I had an enjoyable couple of pints here.

On 13th October 2020 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Dolphin Inn

A decent two roomed pub with the main bar on the right hand side, with a fine example of some oak parquet flooring. The smaller room on the left was also busy on our visit and drinks are served from a tiny section of the bar area. The weather was good on our visit, so the front patio area was utilised by further customers. The majority of the customers were dining on our visit, however the pub did have a choice of six handpulled ales. The majority of the beer selection was fairly mainstream, so we went for Dark Star Hophead and Oakham Citra, prices were also slightly inflated.

On 4th November 2019 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Hastings, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Ore, 1.13 miles, 21 min walk (show)
St Leonards Warrior Square, 1.78 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Dolphin Inn, Hastings
1st Sep 2023, 18:33
Review submitted by Steve of N21
 
31st Oct 2022, 21:44
Picture submitted by S Armstrong approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 18 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 17 June 2017 by Pub SignMan
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