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Simple fresh design, very comfy beds and music to fall asleep to …

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Space for events, parties, feasts or meetings from 8 to 80 …

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- Bartholomew Street, Newbury -

Welcome to The Dolphin

The new independent in the scene around Newbury station where it’s all about being simply delicious, simply fresh, simply fun-lovin and definitely dandy. A house for the parched, the hungry, the sleepy and the opinionated located near to independent offices and shops, Hogan’s music, the Vue cinema;  a stones throw from Newbury racecourse, the Market Square, the Corn Exchange and beyond to Highclere Castle and the North Wessex Downs.


Our five boutique rooms are fresh and simple with the most deliciously comfortable beds, rainfall showers, great wifi, laptop safes, cotton sheets, limitless pillows and bramble soaps.



The Dolphin has a wonderful collection of spaces for eating and drinking each created for your different mood. We do private dining, meeting rooms, drinks parties, birthdays, weddings and so much more. We offer a range of specially curated private dining menus or offer personalised menus for larger groups.

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The Dolphin is a winner!

We are happy to announce that we are the winners of the Muddy Stilettos Berkshire awards for Best Bar. So thank you for your Votes.. we will see you at the bar for a celebratory drink!


Dear Customers​

After all this time we are getting set to re-open.

We’ve waited until we can finalise our five key priorities;

​Safe social distancing

​Hand sanitising

​Minimising contact

​Rigid cleaning regime

​A very safe workplace for the team

We’ll post our full risk assessment on our website but to summarise you should definitely book in advance (even for drinks), use the sanitiser stations religiously, bring your own face masks, read all the notices and follow the teams instructions carefully, stay at your table (except for a trip to the loo), respect everyone’s personal space and of course remember how wonderful the British pub is!

We have online booking facilities on our website that confirms your booking there and then, we will be using single use menus, taking orders at the table (we have an App coming soon to help with that), delivering to you at the table, using cool recyclable boxes and cutlery for most dishes and have a one way system in and out of the pub… in through the front door, out through the garden only please.

Please do bring your own mask so that when you go to the loo you can pass others in the corridor if needed… we have our own supplies if you do forget.

Don’t forget that it’s groups of up to 6, unless you are from two families… We will have to keep your details for the track and trace systems so will be asking for names in advance

Otherwise the music will be quieter but the team are all raring to come back, we have a new menu, some new drinks and we will start to slowly build up to opening fully, but to start we’ll be opening from 5pm early week and 4pm on Fridays… but all day at the weekends (except this Saturday when we kick off from 4pm).

So, so looking forward to seeing you all again… click on the icon to book your table now!

Kata, Eddie, Buffy & the team

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