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The Dolphin

22 Silver Street | 22,Silver Street, Ilminster TA19 0DR, England
+44 1460 57904
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
22 Silver Street | 22,Silver Street, Ilminster TA19 0DR, England
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the pub quiz with some work colleagues. Pub is welcoming with friendly staff and quiz was to a good standard - not too hard, not too easy!

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Came in for dinner for 2. Nicely kept pub serving good food. Nice, friendly atmosphere, polite staff.

Thank thepages906
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Myself and a work colleague stayed at the dolphin for a week in early December, the pub itself is very nice the locals are very friendly. We only had food there on one occasion and it was very nice, the room we stayed in though...More

2  Thank paulgorwood
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Yes indeed you and a work colleague did stay here for a week in early December,and we are still counting the cost of having to buy a new mattress to replace the one your work colleague urinated on.As if that alone didn't account for the...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Always eat here when we stop in Ilminster - booked a table online as Friday before Christmas - arrived early and asked if we wouldn’t mind eating straightaway as table for 10 supposedly booked in. Agreed to do so - my wife ordered prawn cocktail...More

2  Thank alanpemberton1
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

What a shame after dining here 6 or 7 times,you chose this time to write your FIRST review for us,I apologise for there being no bread & butter or lemon with your prawns,that was a schoolboy error,should never have happened and could have been put...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Looking like a nice place from the outside we entered and asked for an ale and a glass of wine. I thought it was a bit expensive for Somerset but didn't think more about it. My partner got another round, but this time the price...More

2  Thank wanbo37
lyn w, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Point 1,prices will vary from pub to pub relating to contracts with breweries and being a "free house",tenancy,managed or tied, and whilst we may be slightly dearer than some, we are cheaper than others.Point 2,all transactions are rung up"properly"because there is no other way,you either...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017 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 16 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 11 November 2017

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 11 November 2017

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 9 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 11 September 2017

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

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Wendy E
13 February 2018|
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Response from ChrissyA87 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you might be better off contacting the pub directly- either via the contact page on their website or by phoning them on 0146057904. The landlady is lovely so I'm sure she'll do whatever she can for you.
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Jan D
17 December 2017|
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Response from lyn w | Property representative |
Hi Jan D,yes we open Boxing Day at 10 am until 8pm for drinks and Bar service
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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
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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