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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
“bread” (38 reviews)
“oysters” (10 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 May 18, 2016

The staff are always friendly, the food is varied and good more in line with a good restaurant. The surrounding are an original listed building and recently refurbished the garden which is beautiful.

Thank bev432
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Been wanting to come here for a while now, but wasn't impressed ! Beautiful building and very nice staff , but not great food. The menu sounded better than it actually was. Mezze style starters , very overpriced 6 pieces of thin asparagus for £4.50...More

Thank Janie1969
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Ate here on a Sunday evening. The staff were excellent, the menu surprisingly varied and food excellent. Also a good wine list. Lots of fish choices and the bream was excellent. Oysters, steak, asparagus, chicken: a great variety. They did a mezzo type starter which...More

1  Thank andyian1965
Reviewed May 9, 2016

It was a sunny day and we decided to pop off to Dedham, having had a walk round we thought time to eat. I never hold out a lot of hope when it comes to tourist type places, how wrong could I have been. We...More

1  Thank Simon W
Reviewed May 5, 2016

Stayed at The Sun for a long weekend. The rooms were lovely of a very high standard the beds very comfortable, and the rooms clean. The food in the restuarant was very varied and the Sunday Roast lovely. What sticks out in my mind is...More

Thank Robin024
Reviewed May 3, 2016

We used to visit The Sun occasionally when in the area and thought it was a really lovely place for a quiet pint and a bite to eat. The last few times I have visited though the atmosphere hasn't been the same. Instead having a...More

6  Thank Michael L
Reviewed April 16, 2016

Decided to go out for Sunday lunch, on the spur of the moment, and though it was time to try somwhere new. Telephoned expecting to be told either fully booked or very late lunch, but they were able to seat us at the time desired....More

1  Thank andya308
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Ate here on Thursday 31 March. We arrived a little after 8pm and were half expecting to be told they had stopped serving (having had similar experiences at country pubs before). However the staff were very friendly and we had an excellent meal - local...More

1  Thank RDdiner
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Been here several times before but normally in the depths of summer where we've sat out in the sunshine and had a light lunch. Visited today, sat inside and had roast sirloin of beef. Best roast dinner we've ever had. So full of flavour and...More

1  Thank cleslie2108
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We have been to the Sun twice before, most recently a couple of years ago. On previous occasions we stayed the night in one of the lovely rooms, but this time we just popped in for lunch on a Sunday. Having read some reviews before...More

2  Thank suzi1981
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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
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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