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Marlborough Head Inn

Mill Lane | Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DH, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
+44 1206 323250
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
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“cod” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Mill Lane | Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DH, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for a roast all beef sold out so had the chicken and the pork I've had better I ate the chicken it was fine until I got to the bone it to me smelt fishy the rest was ok pork they said comes...More

Thank Jackski M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food! Probably the best burger I've ever had! Very friendly staff and nice atmosphere! Would come back again!

Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful village.. unfortunately not the lunch. Waited well over 30mins for a sandwich and cheesy chips.. sandwich was £7 and it was just a small sandwich cut into triangles and small nothing side salad, bread not fresh either. Chips were skinny and greasey, saturated in...More

Thank sarahM1529CZ
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Shame that a beautiful building like this is disrespected. My husband and I sat in a depressing atmosphere, with shabby and dirty decor. Needs looking after, and cleaned. I was served a chipped wine glass, on the rim and base on that occasion, which was...More

Thank Celeste E
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We only called in for teas and coffees. The staff were friendly enough, and our drinks were fine, 4 coffees/teas for £10.40. The pub is well situated in the centre of Dedham, and is certainly old style "quaint", by that I mean a bit tired...More

Thank Andy E
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Really friendly pub and happy to accommodate my vegan diet. Lovely curry! The venue has real character peaceful and relaxing.

Thank Vhealing_60
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Quaint old pub but very rundown inside and out only survives by the skin of it's teeth as no other immediate local competition. Could be cleaned up especially outside to attract lots of Customers but there are old plant pots, weeds, fag butts etc. Only...More

Thank aims1968
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We needed a dog friendly location for a family reunion and although there are no dogs allowed in the restaurant we were able to dine in the bar area. Staff made us feel very welcome and we all enjoyed a leisurely evening meal. Cod, scampi...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Last Friday we visited The Marlborough Head for the second time. It was just as lovely as before. A warm welcome from the staff as you arrive then they take you to your table with friendly chat & smiles. As it was Friday we both...More

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Staying in Dedham for a couple of nights we were looking for somewhere for dinner. Looking into this pub we almost walked on as the place was almost empty at 8:30 on a friday night, but we were glad we didn't. They serve a nice...More

Thank Dave B
Jen059, Owner at Marlborough Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. It gives everyone a boost to know that what they're doing is appreciated, and our aim is always to please.

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26 April 2017|
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Response from Jen059 | Property representative |
Hi Tony, We have a daily changing Specials Board with lots of good fresh home cooked food, and also below: To Start Chef’s Soup of the Day ~ served with fresh bread £6.00 Salmon & Dill... More
7 February 2016|
Response from Jen059 | Property representative |

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane | Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DH, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Dedham
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 323250
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Tucked away in glorious Constable Country, in the village of Dedham, this 16th century Inn was once a clearing house for local wool merchants. Today it is as perfect for a pint, newspaper,sofa,two roaring log fires, as it is for locally sourced extremely good home cooked food. There is a terrace and walled garden to enjoy in the warmer weather. Stocking Cask marque local real ales, good wines and open all day, every day, for good food and drink.
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