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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food was good - Service was poor

Went for sunday lunch. The food was excellent, but portions too small and the menu was limited. Considering it was pub food it should have been either cheaper or larger. The service was poor. They made excuses that they were over booked, but there were empty tables. We waited 30+ minutes for our... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Terri C
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Went for sunday lunch. The food was excellent, but portions too small and the menu was limited. Considering it was pub food it should have been either cheaper or larger. The service was poor. They made excuses that they were over booked, but there were empty tables. We waited 30+ minutes for our mains and had to remind the staff... More 

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Essex
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Booked three weeks ahead for Sunday lunch - received a nice welcome and then it went down hill. Two of our table had starters, then a 30min wait for the main meal.The Staff were friendly but inefficient, we had to constantly remind them what we had NOT received, we were given two soft drinks 'on the house' because of this.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Pretty disappointed really, front of house and waiting staff very pleasant however menu very restrictive. Veal, guinea fowl, hare and two fish. Desserts, well a piece of tart so small it was no more than an inch wide to nothing with half a dessert spoonful of ice cream. God knows how many slices they must get out of the whole... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Took my partner and baby to Dedham and popped in to the Sun for a spot of lunch. The barman who greeted us was very friendly and welcoming with a very good sense of humour. We sat in the lower restaurant and he was kind enough to make room for our push chair. Menu was good although I personally felt... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

So I was being cheeky and popped in to use the Pub WIFI. Had a half a cider while checking mail. Cider BTW was DELICIOUS (Aspalls Harry Sparrow) I saw what was coming out for lunch, put down the phone and ordered! The ploughman's that another table ordered looked amazing, as did the fish Poboy, I went for the squash... More 

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Maesteg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visited this place for lunch and to meet up with family. The food was of very high quality and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We chose the place because we were able to take our much loved Golden Retriever in with us. Will visit again next time in the area.

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Clacton on sea, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Everything about The Sun is faultless. The quality of the food served in a friendly atmosphere, the choice of food....I could find nothing to complain about.

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Ipswich
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I have been here before many many years ago so was delighted to return with a friend for an informal Sunday lunch while visiting the area. We just wanted a light pub lunch so sat in the bar and it was obvious that this place has a lot of "regulars" and thats always a good sign. We ordered a starter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful lunch,staff very accommodating with exceptional service from the barman (Connor) who directed me to the local points of interest,also 'hope' our waitress was wonderful.we will return..!!!

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East Bergholt, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Just walked across the fields from East Bergholt to Dedham to have lunch at The Sun. We'd not been there for a bit, but it is still as good as ever. Very friendly and helpful staff - my wife is a vegan and we'd not booked, but they were instantly accommodating and the chef came up with a fantastic warm... More 

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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: European, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?