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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%
Travellers 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit when away for the weekend on the strength of reputation and reviews. We were not disappointed. The staff were very attentive and the food was delicious. Reasonably priced considering the quality of the food. We would love to visit again.

Thank Caryn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pub is quintessentially British, and looks great with a lovely large garden area. HOWEVER, it was a nightmare as they won't let you eat in the garden area (the only other outside space is tiny and only has room for 5 tables which is no...More

Thank VickyL87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with family, ate in the restaurant, friendly staff and nice surroundings. As mentioned before, bit more expensive than some places, but worth it. Given water and a complimentary basket of bread with olive dip and oil, delicious. Had scallops, mussel pasta and the...More

Thank vickimunro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was incredible and great to know sourced with care. Shame I couldn't sample the ales while visiting

Thank 123Emeco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a dinner for six this evening, with friends. We had to book as it is very popular and we have eaten there several times in the past. The food is excellent, well presented, cooked to your requirements and the staff are fast and...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited The Sun for over 50years and for the first time were very disappointed with roast dinner today. Yorkshire pudding and potatoes very leathery and noticed other customers struggling. Surrounds look tired and one of waitresses seemed totally disinterested . My Mother was...More

Thank Quest158
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We were astonished by how good the food was at the Sun Inn. Starters were cold pea soup and fresh Mersea oysters. The standout main course with the scallops with smashed Jersey Royal potatoes and a cream sauce. The flavours were beautifully balanced, making this...More

Thank lazy_diver
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Went for Sunday Lunch and were kept waiting menus and drinks - had to flag someone down to get attention! Sunday roast was 1 slice of fatty pork with some veg. No Yorkshires! Very pricey for the amount of food served. Wouldn't recommend.

Thank Maggy1349
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Having had a nice comment from a Friend and there were good reviews, we decided to have a night out in Dedham. The baked potato soup was nice for starters, but we were given some sliced bread which seemed on the stale side and all...More

Thank Adrianunlucky
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This place is beautiful and very old and attractive. Been in there is like come back of many centuries with the squeaky wood pavement and the cosy atmosphere. Food is absolutely amazing, high quality and very well presented in plates. Service is discrete and efficient....More

Thank Dark A
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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?
14 December 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
USD 57 - USD 57
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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