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The Sun Inn

High Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DF, England
+44 1206 323351
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (11 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
“pasta” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DF, England
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Nestling in the heart of Constable Country, this is a real delight. I have known this restaurant through many manifestations - country pub, locals only pub, tapas restaurant to name but a few. We chose to eat here on Saturday night with friends on a...More

1  Thank Dave H
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Visited here after rave reviews from friends but not too impressed. Lovely log fire and nice seating area. Staff friendly. Menu not too sure about, I choice a starter tart with chips for my main,( no vinegar for the chips) my food was fine. My...More

1  Thank teresa s
Reviewed November 17, 2017

This lovely gastro pub fronts the high street but has a gravel car park and secluded beer garden around the back. The bar area has a beautiful walnut bar top but the highlight is the simple restaurant at the back which serves a small menu...More

Thank Rob I
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

Really lovely food, Roast beef on the Sunday was fantastic. Staff was friendly but not sure if they were new as did not seem very switched on. I would happily go back.

Thank yosiopine
Reviewed November 14, 2017

Lunch on a sunny autumn day sat by the bar fire certainly warmed us up. We ate from the full menu enjoying a creamy cauliflower and saffron soup with pine nuts and raisins and a beautifully tender and flavoursome fillet of pork with very tasty...More

Thank frankafile
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch here with friends. The food was top notch pub grub at reasonable prices and the service was excellent.

Thank killerdwarf
Reviewed November 6, 2017

My partner and myself were staying in Dedham over night at the Hall, we arrived too early so went to find food. This looked nice from the outside so we decided to try it. What a wonderful surprise. They served us some lovely fresh oysters...More

Thank donna1chief
Reviewed November 1, 2017

having visited the sun on several yearly family outings over the past 10 years,we have always found the menu to be unusual but high quality,and excellent service,on this visit the food was far too salty and not very appetising. also service was far from the...More

4  Thank DUNCAN M
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

The Sun Inn is a great gastro pub, good food, ambience and service located in the heart of Constable Country. My only gripe was there being just two draught lagers available both by the same supplier, albeit local. The bitter drinker seems to be more...More

Thank Flying_Demon
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Little darling, it's been a while since we've been here...... Boy how it has changed ......superb service, fantastic food and drink, delightful decor, friendly and welcoming staff. ...........we will soon be back,

Thank Eamonn T
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September 22, 2017|
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Response from Susan K | Reviewed this property |
They welcome dogs in the front and back bar's
December 13, 2016|
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Response from EssexSwimfan | Reviewed this property |
From memory we paid in the region of £120 for one night in a very nice room with breakfast. Could have been £10 either side of that. You can get a precise price from The Sun without obligation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$57 - $57
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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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