We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Sun Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
High Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DF, England
+44 1206 323351
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (11 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
“pasta” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
High Street, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DF, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (365)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 365 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were having a short break in the village and booked a table for a couple of nights in advance. The menu was very good for a pub and the prices quite acceptable. Service quick and efficient and friendly. The place was pretty busy but...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for lunch and a great welcome. Taken to a table and ordered drinks. Food menu great with lots of choices. when it came it was cooked well and tasted great. the gravy was a little bit "gravy granules" and far too thick but...More

Thank FrancesandStuart
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 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 3 September 2017 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 27 August 2017

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 24 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
Nearby Restaurants
The Garden Cafe at The Munnings Museum, Dedham
215 reviews
1.09 km away
Le Talbooth
724 reviews
1.50 km away
Dedham Boathouse
654 reviews
.47 km away
803 reviews
1.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dedham Art & Craft Centre
323 reviews
.18 km away
Flatford Mill
680 reviews
2.01 km away
The Red Lion
44 reviews
5.16 km away
Mistley Place Park Animal Rescue Centre
123 reviews
5.74 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
22 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Susan K | Reviewed this property |
They welcome dogs in the front and back bar's
13 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing