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The Sun Inn

High Street, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6DF

The Sun Inn

High Street, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6DF

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Summary

This Essex bolthole couldn’t help but be a winning combination, blending all that’s best about English pubs with some great Italian cooking. Plus it’s located in one of southeast England’s most attractive and historic villages – Dedham, in the heart of Constable Country on the Essex-Suffolk borders.

What makes a stay at The Sun Inn unique?

Having owned and run The Sun Inn since 2003, The Sun Inn has constantly been improving and extending what it offers. As a fifteenth century, Grade II* coaching inn, it takes a lot of 'tlc'. But it is a wonderful place all year round - cosy with fires in oak panelled lounge in winter, a proper bar with lots of regulars and open dining room with creaking floorboards and exposed beams. In the spring and summer, a large outside area encompassing a sun trapped terrace, courtyard and garden with its own bar (June-August weekends) and boules pit!

What style cuisine is on offer at The Sun Inn?

Italian food is very much the focus of the menu, with a regularly changing monthly menu that uses good quality local produce. You can eat from the same menu in the front bar or in the restaurant behind. There’s always pasta and a risotto – homemade pappardelle with lamb ragu, linguini with clams – a choice of meat and fish dishes and a range of good quality steaks that takes in everything from hangar to prime rib-eye. Also served is a simple bar menu at lunchtime, featuring things like bean soup, mussels, salt beef sandwiches and a ploughman’s. Breakfast is part buffet, part cooked to order, and the full English features superb quality bacon and sausages.

What is the signature dish at The Sun Inn?

Wild Sea Bass, Saffron Sauce, Clams, Crab, Samphire, Courgette Skirt Steak, Sour Cream, Blue Cheese, Asparagus, Pickled Shallot, Potato Tagliatelle, Brown Shrimp, Broad Beans, Peas, Rocket, Lemon, Crème Fraîche Set Elderflower Yoghurt, Gooseberries, Raspberries, Honeyed Oats

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Sun Inn?

There are seven rooms, each with a name significant in some way to the region – for example Constable (obviously – he went to school across the road) and Boudicca (she and her tribe hailed from East Anglia). The rooms are comfortable and all different, with shapes and bathrooms very much designed around the constraints of the building and furnished with a tasteful mix-and-match of furniture and décor that evokes its heritage, but also adds a contemporary quirkiness that really works. The rooms are of a decent size, and a couple very spacious. Two have en suite baths; the rest good-sized walk-in showers. All come with televisions, tea- and coffee-making facilities, complimentary water and biscuits and good quality bed linen.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Colchester area?

The Sun Inn is a 1.8 mile walk or 6 mile drive from Flatford Mill, made famous by John Constable’s painting, The Hay Wain. The walk takes you out of the village, along and across the river Stour and through the Dedham Vale. You can hire a boat either from Dedham or Flatford to give you an alternative form of transport through the Vale – the boats are generally available from April and no booking is required. Just a 0.5 mile walk from The Sun Inn, is The Munnings Art Museum. Open form 30 March to 31 October, Wednesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. A favourite spot is Beth Chatto Gardens, a 7.5 mile drive from The Sun Inn.

The Sun Inn also has a Restaurant:

The Sun Inn (Restaurant Section)

Information on The Sun Inn , High Street , Dedham , Colchester

No. of bedrooms: Total: 7     
Types of room: Double, Twin, Single
Room rates guide: Single:  £90.00-£130.00
Double/Twin:  £145.00-£145.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Amex, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
When Closed:  25+26 December
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome (Kids menu weekends and school holidays)
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permitted (In the bar only, not restaurant)
Romantic Details: Beautiful village, ancient inn with open fires
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  No
Accreditation/Awards: Good Food Guide 3/10, AA Guide 2 Rosettes, Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide Wine List of the Year 2015, AA Guide Wine List of the Year 2015-16
Room facilities: Colour TV, CD player, Plasma/LCD/Flat Freeview, Free Wi-Fi/Wireless, Handmade natural toiletries
General facilities: Garden and Terrace, AA Wine List of the Year 2015-16, Good Food Guide Wine List of the Year 2015, Restaurant, Bar, Free Wi-fi & Wireless
Activities nearby: Brett Vale, Hintlesham, Colchester, Rafting,Canoeing,Kayaking,Rowing,Punting on The Stour and at Alton Water, Bicycling and Cycling - Bikes Available from The Sun Inn, Walking, Hiking, Scrambling, Trekking - The Essex Way, Wildlife & Bird Watching - Mersea, Fingeringhoe
Local directions: On the High Street opposite St Mary's Church in the centre of Dedham. Car Park through archway in the rear of the pub.
Nearest major city:
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Nearest railway stn:
Colchester (8 miles) (20 mins)
London Stansted (33 miles) (1 hour) , Southend (46 miles) (1 hour, 15 mins)
Manningtree (7 miles) (10 mins)

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