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The Dolphin

22 Silver Street | 22,Silver Street, Ilminster TA19 0DR, England
+44 1460 57904
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
22 Silver Street | 22,Silver Street, Ilminster TA19 0DR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old fashioned, quaint, town centre pub, no car park but plenty of nearby on street parking. A drinking pub, with food, rather than the other way round but good honest straightforward pub grub, served promptly. A friendly welcome, they are obviously used to “out of...More

Thank lovethesoundofthesea
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you for your review in which you've summed our pub up almost perfectly.The Dolphin is one of a few traditional pubs left and I am so lucky to be here with a really good strong team,so hopefully if your visiting Ilminster again you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our week in Ilminster and popped in for a drink once too. the food was absolutely yummy. Real home cooked grub with perfectly cooked veg at a reasonable price. I had liver and bacon which is one of those meals...More

Thank boppsey
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review,all I can say is Move closer!!!( and don't worry about the waistlines)

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Visited for a meal during the week. Food was very good. Home style cooking. The pie I had was very tasty.

Thank Richandmanu
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very kind review,we are glad you enjoyed your experience at The Dolphin

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I have reviewed this place before but wish to recommend the Sunday roast to all. The beef just melted in the mouth. The vegetables cooked to perfection and the roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding very tasty. For a true local pub atmosphere this place is...More

Thank Carol K
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your experience at the Dolphin,and that you have taken the time to recommend us to the community.Hopefully you will return and try more of our offerings.Cheers Lyn

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Pouring with rain it was when we searched for a coffee shop. We at last tried the Dolphin inn. "It will probably be pwdered stuff from an old jar !” But NO ! It was of the best quality and the service was so welcoming...More

Thank squeekstone
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

wow,thank you for a fantastic review,we were very pleased to be of assistance and are glad you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 8 September 2017

What a great pub, it makes a really nice change to go to a pub that is still how pubs used to be. A very warm welcome from the landlady, decent priced traditional menu of good quality food, great service throughout and not a pub...More

1  Thank Toastie-B
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you so very much for your lovely comments,it makes it all worth while.

Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a really lovely pub to drink in. We've been in a few times now and have got to know some of the people there, it's very welcoming and comfortable, and the interior has recently been renovated to a really nice standard. Prices are...More

Thank ChrissyA87
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi,thank you for your lovely review.We had a small refurb a couple of months ago now,and I think we're all getting used to it !Hopefully next time you can have a snack or a meal and spend a little longer getting to know some of...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Wonderful pub, landlady does a fantastic job, so welcoming, even helped us upstairs with the luggage! Great choice on the menu and the food was wonderful. Cannot fault this place, and very good value for money!

Thank emily d
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so very much,what a fantastic review,we are all really pleased things were good for you.Cheers Lyn

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Traffic was really heavy on A303 and services were heaving so went into Ilminster which is only a few minutes away and happened upon The Dolphin. Excellent lunch and friendly landlady. Would definitely stop here again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review.We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hopefully you will return in the near future.Lyn

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here we where whit our daughter it was very nice and friendly the food was lovely.

Thank adamwalker9900
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your review and hopefully you will return.Lyn

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cynthia h
12 August 2017|
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Response from lyn w | Property representative |
Hi Cynthia,sorry I have taken so long to answer this,but I have been a bit busy.Unfortunately we have no car park,but on a Sunday parking outside is no problem.Our roast lunch is £ 8.95 for freshly cooked Bonners meats plus... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Silver Street | 22,Silver Street, Ilminster TA19 0DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Ilminster
  • Phone Number: +44 1460 57904
Description
The Dolphin is one of the oldest buildings in Ilminster, housing a pub restaurant serving traditional Briitish food with ingredients from the butcher opposite.
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