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The Sun is a 15th-century village inn with open fires, doughty timbers and panelling. Its culinary leanings are distinctly Italian, with the kitchen turning fresh produce and quality ingredients such as cured meats, cheeses and oils into uncomplicated, well-executed dishes.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Notable Wine List

Italian influeneces in a village inn

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- AA Inspector
The Sun Inn
High Street, DEDHAM, CO7 6DF
Phone : 01206 323351

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 70
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 46
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 20
  • Cuisine style: Modern British, Mediterranean

About The area

Discover Essex

Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.

Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore: 

  • the great Waltham Abbey
  • Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
  • the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
  • Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.

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