The Sun Inn

‘A convivial local gathering spot’, Piers Baker’s 15th-century, timber-framed inn stands ‘in a prime situation’ in ‘this endearing village of variously coloured houses’ in Constable Country. More

Contact details

High Street
Dedham
Colchester
Essex
CO7 6DF
England
01206 323351

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. 2 across the terrace, approached by Elizabethan staircase.

Open

all year except 25/26 Dec.

Facilities

lounge, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre walled garden (covered terrace seating 40, children’s play area, garden bar), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

background all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

in bar, and in guest bedrooms by arrangement and subject to terms and conditions, not in dining room. .

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £90–£130, double £145, D,B&B double £200. A la carte £28.50.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A convivial local gathering spot’, Piers Baker’s 15th-century timber-framed inn stands ‘in a prime situation’ in ‘this endearing village of variously coloured houses’ in Constable country. There have been changes since last year (new furniture in bar and dining room), but it is still the quintessential village pub, with oak beams and open fires in bar, lounge and restaurant. Access to two of the bedrooms is via the terrace, up an Elizabethan staircase. Rooms vary in size. Some overlook the garden, some the street and St Mary’s Church with its soothing chimes. Constable, at the front, has a bay window and half-tester bed. The bar menu now goes beyond sandwiches, while in the dining room, Jack Levine’s cooking is, as ever, modern English pub fare with Italian gusto, served in ‘copious portions’. Maybe artichoke risotto with confit garlic, or ‘a cucina-povera-inspired dish of Sutton Hoot chicken involtini with butter beans and chorizo’. ‘A sweet, jiggly panacotta went perfectly with stewed rhubarb.’ After an ‘exceptional breakfast (freshly squeezed orange, ‘perfect’ omelettes), it’s not two miles on foot, along and across the Stour, to Flatford Mill.

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Special offers

Sunday Sleepover Special Offer

When everyone else is thinking about the week ahead, you can relax after Sunday lunch and stay the night…and have some supper of course! At £200 per room (based on two sharing), it is a bit of a steal. So what do you get? Bed and breakfast (and yes, it includes a cooked breakfast if you’re up to it on Monday); Sunday lunch and Sunday dinner, both from either our main menu or bar menu, to the total value of £55 per person. This offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer or discount and will be available all year EXCEPT bank holiday weekends (sorry to slightly spoil it!). Check into your room will not be available until after 2pm but you are welcome to have lunch any time from 12pm. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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Good Hotel Guide 2019Guide Book Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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The Sun Inn
High Street
Dedham
Colchester
Essex
CO7 6DF

Guest comments

'A convivial local gathering spot. We liked its warm-heartedness, its easy community feel, its obliging staff, its graceful, homey rooms. ' - AS - March, 2017

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide