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The Marlborough Head Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Dedham B&B and Inns
Chelmsford
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26 reviews
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“Nice lunches”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

we ate here with friends before going for a row along the river. This Olde Worlde inn has a number of bars to choose from. Between the four of us we had three different meals, an impressive ploughmans, a broccoli & cream cheese bake, and cod & chips. The food was really fresh, the portions large, and every plate was clean. All this, and the prices were very reasonable, especially considering this is in the heart of Constable country. I cannot comment on the bedrooms, but would recommend this inn for food.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Stopped there for a special birthday, really nice hotel. Had a lovely couple of days, loved the short walk to the river and the food was really nice in the restaurant downstairs. Would stay there again

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lanzarote, Spain
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

I recently stay there for three nights, and I couldn't find fault with the hotel. The staff were friendly and chatty, the rooms were elegant and clean, the food was varied and well portioned, even the locals seemed welcoming.

Afternoon walks in the idyllic counstable country, followed by some good food, then a few pints before bedtime, what more could you ask for??

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

Apart from a drape over the bed to give the impression of a four poster this was a £30 per night contractors digs room, we paid £90 room only, dreadful value. We also, foolishly, met friends there for lunch on the Sunday, canteen food at restauraunt prices. The only veggie option was vegetable sausage loaf which came with beef gravy. No, don't stay there keep looking round.

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A nice warm welcome, and good character pub right in the centre of Dedham. We booked the 4 poster room, which was fine (albeit it had only had a cursory vacuum), but the bathroom was pokey and basic (although of course there are limitations on what can be done with such an old property). £100 room only isn't good value for a room like this, but I guess you have to pay a premium for the location. The price was room only, and although we could pay extra for breakfast, they didn't start serving til 9.30 on Saturday morning, so we opted for the free breakfast bag which was left outside our room with a nice assortment of snacks in.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Marlborough Head Inn
Address: Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Dedham
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Dedham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Marlborough Head Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm and cosy place to stay is this old 16th century village Inn situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Dedham, deep in the heart of Constable Country. Good food and open log fires. ... more   less 
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