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

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  • 82
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 15
    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
Lovely Friday Lunch

We booked for lunch on Friday and having checked took our Dachshund, we had a table in the rear behind the bar. It's a nice Tudor style coaching inn with some nice art from local galleries. I had some well kept ale, and my wife some elderflower and cucumber cordial with sparkling water. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
roystammers
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London
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

To be frank the outside of this place looks a bit seedy but the food and staff were good. I thought zucchini chips were a bit unusual. My salmon was cooked beautifully. A welcome break away from the crowds of Flatford while we were walking.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a light lunch and drinks here. Both the food and service were excellent. We will come again and have recommended to out friends. There is a very good range of draught and independent bottled beers and ciders and a good range of house wines. We had a couple of starters, cold pea and ham soup and a caprese... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

so i took my girlfriend out for lunch, and they was very helpful and we had a nice table outside... as you can imagine in the summer theres lost of wasps about and i understand this however it became to much and i asked to move inside which they kindly arranged, we had our starter which was very nice however... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I took my mum here for a lovely girlie lunch on Wednesday and was sadly quite disappointed. On arrival, the greeting was luke warm at best and we were ignored initially as the glass washer was emptied! On being seated I was immediately lost in the massive but actually quite poor wine list. No prosecco or cava by the glass... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous setting and bigger and better interior than the exterior suggests. The staff were fantastic and very knowledgable and the menu had a variety of dishes but mainly fish. My partner doesn't favour fish so plumped for a pasta dish which was nice in his opinion. I went for a fish stew and was very disappointed. For a main course... More 

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London
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We booked for lunch on Friday and having checked took our Dachshund, we had a table in the rear behind the bar. It's a nice Tudor style coaching inn with some nice art from local galleries. I had some well kept ale, and my wife some elderflower and cucumber cordial with sparkling water. We had some complimentary bread and olive... More 

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Sunset SC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Fantastic Old Inn with antique rooms and modern en-suite. Pub is great and restaurant exceptional. Right in the middle of this beautiful Village. Perfect for hiking to Flatford and Constable country.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Popped in on Saturday for a pint with family, I don't live too far away and was shocked at the price of a packet of crisps and nuts... £2.75 the nuts were in a bowl, which I didn't like and there was liquid in the bottom of the dish. I'm glad I didn't stay for food if this is what... More 

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Surrey
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158 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Came across this lovely pub / restaurant and what a lovely place to eat, chat and really enjoy the food and service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A favourite pub of ours after a long walk - often from Manningtree (we catch the train from Colchester). Whether its a bar snack and quick cheeky pint before catching the bus or staying longer for a lazy lunch. Slightly on the upper end of the budget but the food is worth it. Much of it locally sourced and obviously... 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: Mediterranean, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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