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The Sun Inn

) #4 of 8 Restaurants in Dedham $$ - $$$ , British,
High Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DF, England
+44 1206 323351
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (9 reviews)
“bread” (29 reviews)
“risotto” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DF, England
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81 - 90 of 348 reviews

Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for a family meal the evening before a wedding. Food was faultless, pleasant soundings and friendly staff. Recommended.

Thank Roy T
Reviewed July 6, 2016

We took the in-law's out for a pub lunch on Sunday. The food and service were very good, only a couple of minor issues (2 salts no pepper mill, no spoon for the broth and perhaps a slightly stalky chard stalk) reminded us that we...More

Thank Kenton A
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Lovely presented food that offered so much promise but over seasoned with salt. The palette often gets used to sodium and chef needs to recalibrate his. Lovely lovely dish of risotto yo start but too salty. lovely lamb kebab for main but perhaps I should...More

Thank greedyguts370
Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Sun on the Sunday of their Father's Day free festival,held in a small field behind the pub. Dedham's answer to Glastonbury has established itself as an annual fixture in the face of considerable Nimby resistance from local residents. The management imaginatively provided...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here on the back patio on a sunny Sunday in May. The food was quite incredible. Some of the best pub food we have had ever. Recommended highly !

Thank roskoo
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here at the end of the afternoon for coffee only so can't comment on the food which is highly commended in other publications. Service was fast and friendly but we were very disappointed by the coffee, it was supposed to be Americano, but there...More

2  Thank Rvwr2012
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We have been to the sun for several meals recently and it never fails to deliver. The menu is regularly changed, fresh and imaginative . The food is lovely and very well presented, the staff are friendly, the pub is impressive to look at. The...More

Thank Midwife49
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I was interested to read about the lamb in the Telegraph today and appreciate that care is taken over the provenance and preparation of the meals. How much is a one night DBB for two persons please?
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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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