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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful restaurant, beautiful food

Came here with family and friends for a relaxing meal, and that's exactly what we got, first of all, the waiter could recall every drink the bar had to offer, not that we were testing him, he just fluently recalled the wines and beers when asking what we would like. After we had ordered, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
KINGCON72
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Colchester
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colchester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Came here with family and friends for a relaxing meal, and that's exactly what we got, first of all, the waiter could recall every drink the bar had to offer, not that we were testing him, he just fluently recalled the wines and beers when asking what we would like. After we had ordered, the starters came out quickly, (much... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had not visited The Sun for a while but yesterday went for lunch with some friends. The restaurant itself is very cosy, with colourful paintings on the walls and fresh flowers all around.Two of us chose the summer lamb stew with potatoes and peas. It was delightful, and with a very with a very home-made taste. My husband had... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We have been to the restaurant several times now as a halfway stop on the way to Walberswick and after the last meal we feel compelled to comment. Even though we have had just a single course the service and choice of drinks is superb and the food is really good. My last meal was pasta but it tasted heavenly... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have been here a number of times and never fail to be delighted with the inventive and brilliantly executed rustic Italian food. The flavours are imaginatively combined and the cooking done with real aplomb. Having three kids, the three different sizes of children's portions are perfect. They will even size up or down the main courses if there is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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162 reviews 162 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Additional Information about The Sun Inn

Address: High Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DF, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1206 323351
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Dedham
Average Prices: USD 57 - 57
Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Pub

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

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