Dolphin HotelLondon Road
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Large modern hotel overlooking the River Ouse next to the historic 15th century bridge with an open plan bar area. An outdoor patio and lawn which are popular in warmer months offer good views of the river, bridge and St Ives opposite. The hotel has its own moorings on the river and the adjacent berth if arriving by boat. The large car park can quickly become flooded in winter months occasionally leaving some poor sole with their car under several feet of water. The adjacent Hemingford Meadow is popular with walkers.
In late 2019 the hotel was undergoing a change of ownership/operator which could see the bar/restaurant under different operators than the hotel. Major renovation work is currently taking place which may affect the opening of the bar.
Four beers from Greene King and Adnams are usually on offer here, although this may be reduced to two when quiet. Meals are available in the bar or adjoining restaurant area, with the Sunday carvery and summer afternoon teas being popular. In the summer months there is live music on Sunday afternoon when 'Jazz on the River' takes place every two weeks from May 21st until 17th Sept 2017 from 4-7pm.
HISTORY - A hotel has stood on this site for over 300 years. The current building was built in 1985.