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The Sun Inn

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High Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DF, England
+44 1206 323351
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere. Fantastic wine list. Good selection of beers. Loved the roast lamb but as tempted by the turbot ( rare to see in s pub ). Reserve a place, have a wander around this charming town. Hearty fare. Not many places in Suffolk or Essex as good as this.

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Thank Nigel S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for Saturday lunch. Excellent meal, would suggest you go early as when we left just after 1 pm the tables were filled.

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Thank Yellowbanker
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a drink and lunch in the Sun Inn, Dedham. It was a Saturday lunchtime and the pub was busy, always a good sign. The restaurant seemed to be doing good business, but we only wanted a bar meal to share. The one we chose (an 'Affretato'?) cost £15 for a sharing plate consisting of a dozen slices of... More 

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Thank Paul B
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pleasant surprise! We stayed here overnight and had a wonderful dinner, a comfortable night in a huge bed and a breakfast that was excellent. The food here really is exceptional. The rooms ate very comfortable with all amenities. Well worth a visit.

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Thank alisonmary18
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The pub has the advantage of being in one of the prettier and historic villages in Essex. The locals add an atmosphere which is friendly and makes you not want to leave. There is a good selection of beer and the service is prompt. The menu changes regularly and although the presentation is not fine dining, the food is.

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Thank tjdcrowley
Nottingham
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal here on a Wednesday night with no need to book. The staff were welcoming and the restaurant is spacious yet cosy and full of character. The menu was varied and interesting. We had the smoked salmon and pate to start followed by the cod and beef, all of which were delicious. It was an enjoyable evening... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went for supper on a cold Friday night with friends. We have been before and thought the place competent evn if some of the menu is on the interesting side of interesting! We were received pleasantly enough by a man with a lot of tattoos, not to my taste but he was polite enough. We all sat at our... More 

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Thank infoking68
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We went here for a birthday treat as it was highly recommended to us, we were told to go for 3 courses as my husband likes a substantial size meal which turned out to be a good tip. The meal was really nice especially the rare breed steak. The building is beautiful with wooden beams and plenty of character set... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We just recently stayed at The Sun Inn in Dedham in the 'Dovecot' room. It was only an one night stay so that we could meet up with family. The room was expensive for the standard experienced. The shower had black mould in it and the carpets were stained. The radiators also did not work and we could only get... More 

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Thank marie11223
Colchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The Sun has a very atmospheric feel to the place with traditional furnishings and decor. The staff are friendly and professional so the venue has a nice feel to it. The menu has a good variety and food is well presented and tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 57 - US$ 57
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?