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The Dolphin

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Coggeshall Road | Stisted, Braintree CM77 8EU, England
+44 1376 321143
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (13 reviews)
“liver” (15 reviews)
“whitebait” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Coggeshall Road | Stisted, Braintree CM77 8EU, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On arrival waitress a bit dry, told "take the table in the corner" and made to feel like an inconvenience. Arriving on a Sunday, when waitress came to take order told no roast and no pie. Half the order eventually arrived after 45 minutes with...More

Thank emh1995
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family we go to the dolphin quite a lot. It's only down the road so it's convieniant. I have never reviewed the pub before even though every time we go we get the same reception. To be honest it's become a bit of...More

2  Thank maggietyler1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a lovely evening back in July we decided to see if our second visit was just as good as our first ..... and it was scrumptious. The Dolphin is traditionally decorated which is comfy and homely... and a nice change to the usual sterile...More

Thank ljcuk01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of usmet here for lunch as it is half way between our homes - a thirty mile journey for all of us. It was worth the drive. Being a nice day we sat outside under an umbrella for shade. We ordered very different dishes....More

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hearty menu with good portions and a pub atmosphere away from restaurant chain mediocrity. Loved the liver and bacon!

Thank wainesworld1966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really wanted to write a positive review as The Dolphin always seems to struggle despite it's prominent position on the A120 at Bradwell - sadly when you see the skeletons of other pubs that have closed down along this stretch of road between Braintree and...More

Thank AdrianandLoretta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here on Saturday evening and are genuinely very surprised to what a little gem of pub/restaurant this place is. It’s very obvious that this place is not a franchise and that really stands out due to the quality of service and presentation of...More

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We ended up here on the way back from a day out. What a great little find it was! It’s a very traditional looking pub. The staff were very welcoming from the moment we arrived. The menu has a lot of choice, sometimes this can...More

Thank HarikaMarlow
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Just popped in for a quick one Superb large rhubarb and ginger G & T Magnificent Drinking this in a wonderful beer garden Special mention to great staff Unfortunately i dont live near here

Thank davethedrill
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I've always had good food and excellent service at the dolphin. The fish and chips are really good, the hamburgers are homemade and freshly cooked. The portions are large and filling. If I had a complaint it would be that the real ale selection is...More

Thank EssexTiredDad
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16 April 2015|
Response from DolphinBraintree | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately we have stopped taking taste cards, however, we do run our own in-house promotions, to keep up to date with these please join our Facebook page, also keep a look out for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coggeshall Road | Stisted, Braintree CM77 8EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Braintree
  • Phone Number: +44 1376 321143
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