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Marlborough Head Inn

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Mill Lane | Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DH, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
+44 1206 323250
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were taken here for an evening meal by friends who had visited & eaten here previously. The pub itself is a beautiful period property with lots of small rooms, compared with modern chain premises the decor was dated but it was totally in keeping with the age & history of the place. The atmosphere was welcoming & friendly with... More 

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Beds
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the end of a walkling tour of the charming village of Dedham we were cold and wet. A glance through the window revealed a large empty table, log fires, ale and a substantial menu. The staff were welcoming and helpul. Foaming glasses of ale were quickly provided. Relieved of wet coats, hats and scarves and warmed by a cheery... More 

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Thank TheSmithsBeds
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my sister to the Marlborough Head for a birthday treat today and glad to say I made an excellent choice. Bags full of character, warming, open fires and welcoming staff. We both had lasagne and weren't disappointed. Staff were attentive without making us feel rushed. Planning to return with my husband another day! Many thanks!

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Thank IpswichRita
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

had a great meal with family not sure what the other reviews were looking for great value for money food hot service ok

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1 Thank essexnow
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Just on a drive out with family thought we would go in for dinner. Staff nice and friendly. Place old Tudor style looked good for age. Ordered food I had chicken curry let's start with mine. Turned up with a spoonful of rice(that was either under cooked or other cooked)eating it was like eating uncooked rice.chicken was in a bowl... More 

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Thank Brian H
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

4 of us went there for a meal last weekend. The food was cold and some was raw ,never have I seen a member of staff take food from the plate with their hands to take back to the kitchen ,we all just looked at each other in disbelief. On complaining to the manager he lost control raising his voice... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Was this just an off night, we had been recommended this pub by our friends, who for some reason affectionately nick named it the sticky pub, but said the food was very good for the price and well worth a visit. How disappointed were we, we made an allowance for the must be brand new waitress, who didn't have a... More 

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Pebmarsh, null, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Although the food was satisfactory the service was below par. We had two courses, and from start to finish, the visit took around 3 hours - we had to wait over 1/2 an hour to order each of the 2 courses, and eventually gave up on coffees. The staff appeared to have had no formal training and several lacked interest... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

we have just been to the marlborough head for a meal ,wont ever go back it was the worst meal i have ever had ,cold under cooked and tasteless

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Had a nice lunch and Guinness but I left my rucksack there however they kindly posted it out to me. Thanks guys! Nice beer garden and nice village location.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 14
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?