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The Dolphin Hotel

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Dining (6)
Room & Suite (3)


Re-launching as a House, pub and garden. Five boutique rooms. A bar, saloon, snug, pantry and dining room. A garden with outdoor dining and garden huts for hire. The Dolphin will be a centre for artistic entertainment in Newbury where we create a calendar of classes, challenges and parties ... life should never be dull. We'll release the details closer to the opening. Hotel guests will be reminded of staying at a friends house. Coffees, papers, books, dining companions, entertainment are all part of your room charge and are available in the pub as we want you to come and chat with us! The design is light and airy with quirky furniture in a traditional space so guests can be as formal or as relaxed as they choose. The menu focuses on fresh grilled food giving a brasserie style, with excellent weekend brunches alongside classic and light lunches with daily specials complementing the dinners.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know


Full view
87Good for walkers
Grade: 87 out of 100
65Restaurantswithin 0,5 km
18Attractionswithin 0,5 km
3Room tips
Traveller rating
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  • English
Popular mentions
This is a nice, clean pub. The beer is quite expensive here, with only one ale on tap – Gem (bath ales) at about £4.40 per pint. The bar staff were friendly and informative about other pubs in the area. If you’re a planning a pub crawl, The Dolphin is a very short walk from the
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Tried this new pub/hotel as come to Newbury to visit family. It is as comfortable and welcoming as its neighbouring pub/hotels. Certainly better than The Lodge. Central town location was convenient, Continental breakfast adequate. Slept well as beds were very comfortable.
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Response from Ed T, Owner at The Dolphin Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Apologies for the tap issue AeroToulose - we are on it .... Do hope to see you again Thanks
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Service was very good both times, really nice staff. Food and wine were great, nice selection of ciders. They were happy to go a little off menu which is always kind! I will happily go back. Thank you
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Response from Ed T, Owner at The Dolphin Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much Hannah - looking forward to seeing you again Ed
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Stopped off for 2 nights in town and it was the refreshingly quirky decor that drew me in. I then had such a good time, I simply had to go back the next day. Why? Charming bar staff serving up an exciting selection of beers. Great buzz for an evening drink but also perfect to
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Response from Ed T, Owner at The Dolphin Hotel
Responded 30 Jan 2019
Thanks so much for the lovely review MG - will definitely share with the team
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We had a great time celebrating my 40th Birthday at the Dolphin. Excellent organising and planning. The garden room was gorgeous with a lovely atmosphere. The food was just brilliant. We had the canapé menu and it delivered well on our expectations. The staff were friendly
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Response from Ed T, Owner at The Dolphin Hotel
Responded 22 Jan 2019
Thanks so much NatAllen - we enjoyed it as much as you did!
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"Didn't stay here we were only using the bar and restaurant."
"We could not use the hotel ratings but max score on all !"
"Ask for the beer garden facing room."
US$122 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandNewbury
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