previously known as Station Hotel
41 Beach Station Rd, IP11 2EY
01394 282 261
grid reference TM 292 334
opened 1883 (rebuilt 1959)
- 12 - 12
- 12 - 11 (Sun)
- 12-3; 6-9
regular real ales
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Local licensing authority for Felixstowe is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 19/02/2016
Traditional bar with accommodation, located close to the former Felixstowe Beach railway station which once offered easy access to the ferry terminus for foot passengers. Live music on Fri eves. Good value accommodation (12 rooms).
The Dolphin is Suffolk's most southerly pub.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Traditional separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Real coal or log fire
Dogs are welcome
Children are welcome
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 1.50 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Regular live music
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)
A dolphin is seen as a friendly animal that would help ancient mariners by twining itself round the anchor cable in a storm to prevent the anchor dragging. It also features in many coats of arms including the Fishmongers Company and the Company of Watermen. In France from the 14th cent. the eldest son of the king was known as "le dauphin".
Beach Station (opposite) was the first of Felixstowe's 3 railway stations to be opened - by Colonel Tomline, in 1877, when it stood at the end of a single line.