The Sun Inn

High Street, Dedham, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO7 6DF
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Pub Monday-Sunday 11am - 11pm
Lunch Monday-Friday 12pm-2.30pm
Lunch Saturday-Sunday 12pm-3pm
Dinner Monday-Sunday 5.30pm-9.30pm

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Children's Menu available
  • Bar
  • Accommodation
  • Business Lunch
  • Tiered Restaurant
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
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About The Sun Inn

In the heart of Dedham, The Sun Inn has been a watering hole for villagers and resting post for travellers for centuries. These days, it’s much the same. An ideal spot to revive yourself be it with a pint of craft beer, a meal using fine East Anglian produce or a good night’s sleep.

Cuisine: British, Italian, Gastro Pub, Slow Food
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

Absolutely delightful, perfect place to relax on a Sunday afternoon with superb food. I am a vegetarian and the food was brilliant and well thought out!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Gorgeous food, lovely setting & service

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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

Fabulous food atmosphere and staff made our first visit excellent We will be back Well done to you all

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

5 of us have a good time

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Great food in a beautiful old-fashioned pub, good value for money. Will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

excellent food and service.Really enjoyed ourselves-thank you

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Ask for the fixed price lunchtime menu which is less choice but great value

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

An excellent meal in a lovely setting. Efficient attentive and pleasant staff Good choices offered on menu. Very good value for money.

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Everything about our visit to your restaurant was excellent as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Two words - Absolutely fabulous!

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

We love the Sun Inn and the food is great. You have a great kitchen, but you must sort out your front of house. Very stressed, uninformed staff. Keen, but not properly trained. Can’t use a corkscrew. Bar unattended for 10 minutes while only person on the bar making coffeee for customers. Shouldn’t be hard to solve, but do it soon as the Marlborough may not serve as good food, but the service is very professional, prompt and well informed. Unfortunately The Sun Inn leaves a lot of customers frowning!! Really that is what happens, keen over stressed staff, not properly trained. Regards. Alex Forbes.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Quite simply one of the best lunchtime experiences of recent years. Driven past Dedham 100's of times on the A12 and never visited.... I will now more often. Arrived a little early and served with drinks right away -- the wooden surface of the bar is lovely ! Shown to our table just in the entrance of the restaurant in a "doggie friendly area" - staff were so happy to see the dog and it made a real difference. Starter of fish Risotto was best I ever tasted and just the right amount. A main of Venison cooked to utter perfection then a decaf coffee to follow. Never felt rushed and the general atmosphere of the Sun was highly professional and welcoming. Highly recommend - and we will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Fabulous Hake main meal. So tasty. Want all over again! Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Very enjoyable

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Excellent country pub

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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

My friend and I had an excellent meal. I had a tasty risotto and my friend had tagliatelli. Very enjoyable.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

Fantastic wine dinner evening trying out the new wave South African Wines. Great to experience some great new wines with some excellent food (the porchetta was outstanding) in the lovely surroundings of the Sun Inn. Attentive service and a great atmosphere. First rate!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Fabulous evening

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Excellent food and very friendly service ! great that the dogs were made welcome !

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Excellent friendly service; good set menu

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

We found the main courses limited. We would like to of had a choice of a few meat dishes of more variety such as duck, chicken and lamb. The starters and deserts are good each time we have visited, however we have now visited 4 times and the main course choices have left us feeling disappointed. The cooking, presentation and service is always of a high standard. Lovely friendly staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

I must say our dinner was poor. Three of us each had a roast dinner. Pork was the meat of the day. It was very fatty and undercooked. The knives were so blunt it was difficult to cut the meat. The gravy was thin and not flavour some. As for the roasted celery which was also difficult to cut is that reallya roast dinner dish. Very disappointing and we left hungry

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Visited On Thursday, 03 October 2019

Very good but limited pudding’s menu

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Staff could not do enough for us and the food was amazing..

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