The Dolphin Hotel

Key Info:

London Road, St Ives, PE27 5EP
01480 466966

Hotel & Restaurant


The hotel boasts 67 bedrooms and is situated on the banks of the Great Ouse, in the picturesque town of St Ives in Cambridgeshire.

With spectacular views of beautiful meadows, the river and the historic 15th century bridge, the Dolphin is set in a unique location for your wedding or special occasion. Whether you arrive by car or by boat, the Dolphin offers every opportunity for peace, relaxation and enjoyment.

Facilities include two bars, a large restaurant, fitness suite, mooring facilities and on site car parking for 300 vehicles. The Meadow Suite is a self-contained banqueting and conference facility for up to 150 people.

The Dolphin Hotel is situated two miles from the A1/A14 and is approx 25-30 minutes drive from Cambridge and Peterborough. 

The 150 seat Waterside Restaurant of The Dolphin Hotel, St Ives is elegantly furnished and has unrivalled views across the River Ouse and 120 acres of meadow land. We offer an imaginative a la carte menu, providing something for every taste. The first class restaurant serves fresh local produce as well as more exotic dishes.

Our very popular Sunday Carvery Lunch offers a variety of roast joints and vegetarian dishes together with a range of seasonal vegetables and accompaniments. Advance booking is advisable.

The Lounge Bar provides a pleasant atmosphere in a delightful riverside setting. A wide range of beers, wines, spirits and traditional ales are served. The bar also sports one of the best ranges of Whisky’s in the area.

Due to its popularity, our Lunchtime Buttery menu is also available in the evenings. When the weather is fine you can even dine on the patio overlooking the river and the historic St Ives Bridge.