Review on The Sun Inn

Piers Baker has done a splendid job in restoring The Sun Inn, a fifteenth-century coaching inn situated in the lovely countryside of Dedham. Many of its original features have been freshened up, and there are now sofas in front of four open fires, newspapers and books to read, board games to play and plenty of space on the terrace and walled garden when the weather allows.

The kitchen runs in tandem with the seasons and there's a real dedication to local produce and rare breeds including Red Poll beef and Gloucester Old Spot pork. Free-range chickens come from Sutton Hoo, ducks from Dereham in Norfolk and mutton from Bures. All of this – and more besides – finds its way onto the plate.

'Modern British with strong Mediterranean influences' sums up the kitchen's approach, which means that you could kick off with a plate of tapas or roast pumpkin, red onion and Feta tart before tackling, say, grilled fillet of wild West Mersea sea bass with bean salad, mustard, sage and rocket or roast partridge with bacon, thyme Mascarpone and parsnips with chilli plus some red onion jam on the side. To finish, how about fennel pannacotta with Seville orange sorbet?

The Sun Inn is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Modern British / Mediterranean


Jack Levine

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (3.00pm Sat-Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm (10.00pm Fri & Sat)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Sun Inn

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 79 covers


Accomodation is available, (5 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Sun Inn
High Street

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