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The Sun Inn

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High Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DF, England
+44 1206 323351
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous traditional inn in a very pretty, interesting village - there is so much attention to detail in all areas of The Sun Inn, from the quality of the rooms (stayed in the gorgeous, creaky Elsa room - beautiful bed/bedding), to the service, the decor, the food and the outstanding wine list. The place has masses of character and a... More 

Thank julia d
Dover, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent pub for family and friends. They are different friendly too which made it a good choice for our four legged friend.

Thank littlehatch
Southend on Sea
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271 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I called The Sun yesterday to buy some gift vouchers over the phone. They arrived this morning in a lovely package filled with information. Great customer service, thank you! Better than The Shepherd in Langham....two phone calls, two messages left and have heard nothing back. The Shepherd's loss is The Sun Inn's gain!!

Thank andi_wilson
Colchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a busy Saturday evening, and enjoyed a fantastic meal. The Cote de Boeuf was cooked perfectly and the service was great - we will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

Thank seb_angela
East Anglia, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I had a lovely and most enjoyable dinner at the Sun Inn in Dedham last Tuesday (01.11.16). Numbering 8 we have pre dinner drinks in the lounge, which is a beautiful, very comfortable, well appointed separate room next to the bar with a huge open fireplace. The staff were brilliant throughout the evening and provided excellent service.... More 

Thank Seb-England
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The Sun is the last of two remaining pubs in the village of Dedham, there were once eleven. Fortunately, it has no competition in terms of food or ambience than the other,The Marlborough Head, as much as a shame it is. A 16th century coaching inn, it has had several owners over the years but has been under the control... More 

1 Thank Trevorg
York, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place to stay, warm welcome, superb food and lovely rooms. The staff really are great, so accommodating and helpful. The food is imaginative but not expensive, and the wine list extensive. The rooms lovely full of character, the beds and bed linen top notch. Stayed twice now when in area for business. Will be back for sure.

1 Thank Kate B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Called in here last Saturday, and was surprised how busy it was.We just found the last table free and had a very nice light lunch of Meets and cheeses. we did not leave till 4.00ish and people were coming in all the time.It is obviously very popular.

2 Thank DAVID N
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

I visited the Sun Inn with my sister for an impromptu lunch. The pub is clean and stylish with friendly staff. My lunch of gnocchi was absolutely delicious and because I chose the smaller portion option it only cost £6.50, though I felt I had eaten plenty! My sister has coeliacs and found a very nice dish of vegetables that... More 

Thank Kimlanew
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The Sun used to be one of our go to places but about a year ago we noticed things had changed - both food and service had deteriorated. Today, after a long break, we visited again and what a treat. Excellent management found a way to seat our party of six (four adults and two children) on a busy Sunday... More 

Thank George B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$57 - $57
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Dedham
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 323351

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?