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The Dolphin

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Bar, British, Pub
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22 Silver Street | 22,Silver Street, Ilminster TA19 0DR, England
+44 1460 57904
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were passing through this pretty village and decided to stop here after reading the reviews. Much to our disappointment it didn't match our experience. It was obvious that all of the food is pre cooked/ frozen and nothing too fresh apart from a steak you would hope. It wasn't busy, no atmosphere. I will not be returning.

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3 Thank jazz1807
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

Well,well,well I wonder where that came from,as if We didn't know! More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very friendly pub, good choice of alcohol , excellent pub quiz by the landlady, the local customers were friendly and welcoming, lovely friendly, knowledgeable bar staff.

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Thank shezzyandy2014
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

Thanks for your review,we're glad you enjoyed yourself. More 

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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small pub but food, drink and hospitality make up for that. Carpark not far from pub. Room outside to drink. Quaint village of Ilminster.

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Thank Glen C
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

Thank You very much for your review.The customers certainly help too,so thank you for being one of them.Lyn More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were made very welcome when we arrived. Assume the lady who served us was the landlady. What a lovely lady. Cosy old pub. We went for an early dinner. The menu, although not huge, offered plenty for us. Hubbie had soup and steak and I just had the steak. Soup piping hot with nice bread. The steak was beautifully... More 

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Thank Marg B
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

Hi,and thank you very much for your review.We are glad you enjoyed your meals and also the pub,and look forward to seeing you back again.Lyn More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing food nice place nice people Try You will enjoy Not sure if chef has changed But itz still a nice place

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Thank Craig Hodgkins H
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

Hi, and thank you for your review,there was a bit of a change for a few weeks,but we are back to our original format with our original cook,who has been with us for 6 years, and I agree, my colleagues, who have also long service medals, lol, make it a nice place to be.Lyn More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is one of the friendliest pubs I have entered in a long time. We arrived and were made so welcome by Lin. Lovely huge dog, which seemed to sprawl where ever it liked. The food is great, The chicken howtowdie... chicken breast on a haggis bed with a whiskey and onion sauce was lovely. All the food comes in... More 

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Thank rogerlepp10
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for taking time to write a review.We are very pleased you enjoyed your experience twice!! as for Sally ,well, yes,she does seem to take over doesn't she? lol More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Travelling home from Cornwall, stopped here for Sunday lunch. Friendly welcome, extensive menu. Food came quickly, was very tasty and all very close to the A303.

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Thank Andrea F
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

Thank you for your review,i'm glad we could be some assistance. More 

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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Third review of this place from me. Amazing food Amazing staff Amazing meal out with friends. Reccomended this pub for an evening out with friends. It only keeps getting better.

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Thank Carol K
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

WOW,THANK YOU, your review is fantastic! all of us are so chuffed with your comments,it makes it all worth while.Thank you so very much.Lyn More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We started the evening with whitebait and a few drinks at the bar....delicious! Decided to change our original plan, which was to dine elsewhere, and ordered dinner at the dolphin. Whole Trout was cooked to perfection and husband had a 'top quality steak'. Veggies were really nice and all served on hot dinner plates, which kept meal hot. Service always... More 

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Thank Lola R
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your lovely review.We are really pleased you decided to stay with us for dinner and that you enjoyed it,also it is very nice you mentioned the friendliness of my colleagues,we are so lucky to have such a good team around us.We look forward to seeing you again.Lyn More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Lovely pub in the heart of a beautiful village. Excellent location and lovely friendly staff and locals.

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1 Thank Edith W
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review,we are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?