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The Sun Inn

$$ - $$$, 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” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (15 reviews)
“potatoes” (17 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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1 - 10 of 363 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were really solicitous. Excellent service and very good food that tempted us away from the usual Sunday roast

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a friendly and relaxed pub. We often pop in for a drink after a long walk with the dog as we can take her in the bar. Food is also excellent here but it can get busy on weekends.

Thank helen0902
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Either chicken goujons or pasta. 2 out of 3 of my children really wanted meat. Either chicken breast or steak, but they couldn't eat an adult size portion and the cost would be too high and stop us eating out. A lot of restaurants do...More

Thank Travelling_momager
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised to have a vegan menu presented to me. I ordered a Butter Bean salad. If I was at home and starving and wanted something quick I could have whipped this up in a couple of minutes. Very dissapointing. It looked like...More

Thank Jocelyne L
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I suppose the first thing ypu see is the yellow! It is warm like the venue... many evenings have been spent by the fireside or just lounging on the comfortable sofas. Friendly staff, professional attitudes and lovely food to boot - who could want more?

Thank Gavin S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We've eaten at The Sun Inn on a number of occasions, and this is the first time we have been disappointed. We'd been for a walk and called in for lunch on a Monday. The menu didn't really have the lunch time food that we...More

3  Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Have been going here for 20 years. I must say that service and attention to detail have slipped. The house ale, Brewers Gold was definitely off. The lady serving it, and the rest of the round, was brusque and slow. The other drinks, spritzers, were...More

Thank 718rw
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

As we planned to visit Dedham and decided to pre book a table here for lunch as they are dog friendly 🐾 excellent service, food was first class , we had the roast lamb which was cooked to perfection . Water and bread with dips...More

Thank Lady-Lilly2015
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink with friends. Very old traditional pub with very friendly staff & a lively atmosphere, its the type of place I'd like to have as my local. lots of real ales available & the menu looked very good. There's a...More

Thank R L
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We live in Dedham and frequent the Sun most Sundays for lunch. It does the best roast, but I always have fish, and the cooking is excellent. The Staff remember you and are very obliging. The only criticism is the infrequent menu change, the meat...More

Thank peterandjune01
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13 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
US$57 - US$57
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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