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The Sun Inn

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High Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DF, England
+44 (0)1206 323351
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fancy menu

Fancy food, small portions - I can't usually manage 3 courses but had no bother. Service very good, attentive but not overbearing. Party of 8 females chatting for hours and we weren't asked to move on. (Place was not at all full, mid-week lunchtime)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jennifer R
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fancy food, small portions - I can't usually manage 3 courses but had no bother. Service very good, attentive but not overbearing. Party of 8 females chatting for hours and we weren't asked to move on. (Place was not at all full, mid-week lunchtime)

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Hingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Living in Dedham, I had been here for a relaxing drink many times. Comfy sofas, genuine old style, like a home from home but I had never eaten here. Having now moved away I came for lunch with my daughter this week and was very impressed. We had a lovely meal, expertly presented and cooked to perfection. I wish I... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It's been 18 months since our last visit, and in a lot of pubs this can mean significant changes - good or bad - but not at the Sun Inn. Went after a visit to nearby Constable country on a glorious day. Really good pint of Brixton Porter - and I think I know a little about good porter -... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What a beautiful Country Pub! We stayed in Dedham for one night, what a truly stunning village..enjoyed a Cider and a lager in the 'Sun Inn'..the staff were very friendly and the pub was beautifully presented in side & out, next time we'll enjoy a meal!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Friendly pub with authentic old décor, no music, no gaming machines and great for conversation. Also has a nice garden area. The food is freshly cooked and the menu is supplemented by a few specials all reasonably priced. Would recommend but be prepared to wait for food on busy days.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Visited The Sun for our friends birthday. Meal was fabulous, wine great, service quick and efficient! Atmosphere lovely. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Would highly recommend!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Asked by a long-standing friend, unexpectedly holidaying in Dedham, where we might meet for dinner I instantly replied: 'The Sun'. I've not been there for too long and we were not disappointed. It is still a welcome and welcoming local pub as you enter (but with very comfortable seating on large leather sofas available in a side room) with food... More 

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Essex
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139 reviews 139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I've not been here for quite a while and I really don't know why. What I've always liked about this place is the relaxed atmosphere, not at all pretentious but the real plus is that the menu always contains a few surprises -- something different from the "normal" stuff. I hope not to leave it so long before my next... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is our favourite place to eat in the borders. Great food and drinks, and with the menu changing regularly it encourages you to try something different. Although it is definitely great for 'foodies' it isn't pretentious and you are made to feel welcome if you just want a pint in the bar. Attentive staff. Great value for money. I... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch with my small dog who was allowed in the front bar and given a bowl of water. The menu had some good selections and between us we all had varying dishes from Vegetarian to Pork & Fish, all dishes were very good as were the desserts. The service was attentive and good. Would definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Dedham
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1206 323351

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 57 - 57
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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