previously known as: CrownReal Ale
Peace Place, IP16 4NA
grid reference TM 472 598
opened 1874 (rebuilt in 1999)
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Thorpeness is part of the Aldringham cum Thorpe parish
Local licensing authority for Thorpeness is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 21/02/2017
The pub has a reputation for good food. It has a large garden and accommodation. There is a toilet for disabled customers.
There's also a village shop on the premises.
The current building replaced another pub (of the same name) that was destroyed by fire in 1996. The modern name of the pub comes from the logo of the local golf club, which appears on the pub sign.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
WiFi available (a charge may apply)
Village shop or similar facillity on-site
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** 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".