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The Fountain House and Dedham Hall

Brook Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AD, England
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Fabulous Setting , Great food and a Lovely welcome Always a pleasure to stop here and the food is to die for Jim & Wendy do tremendous work and cant be any more helpful Meat or Fish all brilliant ,and save room for a dessert

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The hospitality here is a little fractured as the owners seem very busy with the painting activity that goes on there. The room was big but showing signs of wear and tear. There were plenty of cobwebs. The location is stunning but it's the breakfast that wows. The mushrooms and homemade bread were gthe stand outs.

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1 Thank HofH999
Stoke by Nayland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at this restuarant by walking through the door with no greeting, even though we had booked our table a week in advance. We had to call out for the attention of someone, to which we were placed in a small lounge and asked what drinks we wanted without even seeing a drinks menu! We then sat in this... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My family and I stopped over at Dedham for a day and we found Dedham Hall by chance. We had a great time in and around the village and surrounding area, even taking a boat ride down the river and walking through beautiful fields. Abby and her family running the place were friendly and easy going. We arrived in the... More 

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Harwich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We were taken here by our friends for a get together meal the first time we had visited this restaraunt. Very attentive staff very good choices on the menu and the food served up was very good it did feel like feel like being in a large family home more than a restaraunt which was nice and would recommend to... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great food and lovely garden setting in inspiring painting location. Country house atmosphere with very helpful owners. Bedrooms serviced well and all their staff work hard to please. Dedham itself is a delightful village within easy walking distance of the river stour.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I booked this meal as a surprise for my father's 80th birthday. We having been coming to the fountain house for many years and I'm pleased to report the standards of restaurant are still first class. The food is excellent with a variety of choice to cater for most people.The restaurant staff are all very friendly and looked after us... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We booked this so we could celebrate my 60th birthday with our family. Welcome was pleasant with offer of tea served in the residents lounge. It was accompanied by delicious brownies. Dinner was excellent and served in a very nice dining room. Staff were busy with guests booked on the art courses who ate in the room used at breakfast... More 

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UK
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My partner and I stayed here on Saturday 27th June. In email communication booking the accommodation, Wendy said it was ok for us to arrive early and it would be ok to drop our bags. We did arrive early, Wendy literally showed us our room, opened the door for us then left us. No conversation or information was given. Felt... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great course, great instruction and demo's and very friendly group of painters. If you paint Dedham is a must for a holiday, I am sure you will learn a lot and make good progress. Facilities are excellent. Some great places to visit and paint.

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