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, 12 January 2020

Fantastic Sunday Lunch - one of the best I've ever had. Great friendly staff. Will be going again

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Our table was booked for 1:30 and we arrived at 1. There were loads of empty tables so we asked if we could sit down early. We were told no, flatly, and abruptly which set the tone as a little off putting. When we went back at 1:20 we asked someone else and it wasn’t a problem as our table was waiting. It’s no big drama and the food was delicious, it just felt point proving and wasn’t the best start. Also, I said it was my birthday as they asked if it was a special occasion, but no mention was made. I don’t want a song and a dance, but why ask if you don’t care? It would have been a nice touch to at least say happy birthday. The little touches a luxury restaurant wouldn’t miss.

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Enjoyable meal. Staff friendly. Would return.

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Visited On Monday, 06 January 2020

Came in for just a quick lunch and drink with my daughter. I was greeted by friendly staff, a warm; real fire atmosphere and some wonderful food. It was a lovely experience. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

I'm glad you sent me this for a chance to say how incredible we all thought our meals and your staff were on Sunday. We will definitely recommend and will make it a regular stop on our way to Suffolk. Many thanks. Phelim McGroarty

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

Great food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

The food was delicious, couldn’t fault the service. Even though the restaurant was busy, we didn’t have to wait for the food to be served. Would definitely recommend a visit

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

A long walk on New Year’s Day followed by a great lunch. Staff were fantastic.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

It was my mothers birthday and a special day. Nothing was too much trouble 5* service

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

We had a lovely time at your restaurant, the food was excellent and varied (we much appreciated the vegan options!). The only drawback was the temperature of the room, which was a little too cold for us (we were sitting near the kitchen). Otherwise, we loved the place and would definitely come back!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Last minute but very rewarding decision to have lunch at The Sun. We were particularly impressed by vegan and veggie options. We will be back!

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Lovely old pub/restaurant. Great atmosphere for Christmas Eve. The main criticism was the vegan menu - although the food was of a very high standard, we felt the two choices of mains were disappointing and actually felt like we’d ordered two vegetable sides. We were advised that the portions were very small and we’d probably need to order sides. There were two choices - fries or bread. The vegan desert options were also disappointing and consequently none of us felt able to order a desert. The non vegan part of the meal was excellent so we really think you could do better on the vegan menu.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. All 8 of us thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon, wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

There were 5 of us dining at lunchtime to enjoy a family reunion for Christmas. As we sat down, we were informed by the waiter of the time the table was required back which did not make our lunch particularly relaxed nor did it make us feel welcome. In addition, whilst my duck was lovely, I'm afraid the roast beef was too rare for family members and the choice of desserts didn't entice any of us on this occasion.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

We had a wonderful birthday lunch. The food and service was excellent. One of our favourite places to eat. Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas to all at The Sun Inn!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

We had a lovely meal and the service was outstanding - just feel it is quite expensive but a very good meal indeed

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Really nice breakfast which was well cooked and served. The setting is really nice and staff very attentive

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

Very nice welcome and taken to the area of booking, tables set up nice. Organised with cards. Only comments - steak knives not given as standard with steak meals and not asked how steak to be served - perhaps an indicator on meal choice would help. Didn't feel rushed or pushed for time.

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

Excellent lunch - Thank you’

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

Great as always.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Interesting menu dishes and excellent food. Staff friendly and helpful, but waiting time for main course a little protracted

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

THE VEGAN MEALS WERE SURPRISINGLY VERY SMALL - GOOD THING IF YOU WERE NOT TOO HUNGRY! THE WINE PER GLASS LOOKED A VERY SMALL MEASURE. THE OPTIONS FOR DESSERT WERE VERY LIMITED. NOT SURE I WOULD RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

I visited Friday 6th December with my parents. We all had the featherblade, as recommended by our waitress, and we were not disappointed. Lovely evening, good service and good value for money.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 December 2019

Very tasty food with some unusual combinations. Compliments to the chef/ s

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Some staff were grumpy and unwilling. Wine pretty poor but expensive. Some starters very mundane and tasteless eg brioche and also pasta, service slow in spite of having booked in advance. We will not be returning.

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