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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)
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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 2 days ago

Thank you to all the team at The Dolphin for the exceptional service for my wife's birthday party a couple of weeks ago. You were all there in the background when we needed service but never intrusive, even when some of us switched chairs! All...More

Thank HappyChap2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really much has changed this year all for the better - The food and cask ales are still excellent. There is now a better choice of wine and guest ales with the menu being changed on a regular basis. The gardens have been upgraded and...More

Thank anthony g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely old country pub Warm welcome, with nice ambiance Three for lunch . . . Ordered starters and mains. The food was nicely presented and delicious, but we should have fasted for days beforehand. They don't do small here! Generous portions of each dish. I...More

Thank SouthBucks459
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having drove past this pub a thousand times, And saying to my self that looks a good pub. With a fussy daughter out for the day we decided to try this as a treat, Ordered starters which I had soup very nice but then again...More

Thank reviewer24_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad after driving past the Dolphin on average twice a week for 4 years we actually made a reservation and dined on Friday evening. Lovely welcome and quaint old fashioned pub.... nice choice of wines/beers/ales etc .... opting for starters of whitebait and salmon....geeze...More

Thank ljcuk01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The portions here are larger than most and reasonably priced. Three courses were too much for me and I can eat! Typical pub choices and it was refreshing to have fresh seasonal vegetables served on a separate plate. The pub staff were friendly and attentive...More

Thank Loraine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub for dinner on Saturday and was pleasantly surprised . Service was very good , food hot and tasty and the portion sizes are huge . Very enjoyable meal will definitely be returning

Thank Kaye S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the way back from Colchester zoo & me & my girlfriend see a green king pub that says food & cask ale so we pulled in & we’re served by the friendly staff. I asked for an IPA which green king pride themselves on...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this pub, friendly staff, the food is both gorgeous and homely, and the portion sizes are beyond generous. One of our faves now definitely, what a find!!! Sarah & Kieron

Thank sarahlynas
Reviewed 2 June 2018

One of our favourite pubs, we have visited The Dolphin many times over the years, but this was our first visit since the new Landlord took over the pub. We were delighted to see that if anything the pub has improved whilst still retaining its...More

Thank Steve W
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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