The Sun Inn is a proper coaching inn with an elm bar, an open beamed dining room, oak floors, a snug oak-panelled lounge with deep sofas to sink into and open fires to keep warm by in the winter. In summer there's a peaceful garden and terrace to enjoy. The mood is congenial, relaxed and family-friendly, with jazz and Latin American background music adding to the appeal.
Fabulous seasonal food inspired by Italy is served in the dining room. The menu changes monthly and always features classic pasta and risotto dishes as well as more hearty main courses including game in season, rare-breed meat and day-boat landed fish. On Sundays a delicious roast is served alongside the full menu and a kid’s menu or smaller portions are available at weekends and in school holidays. An informal bar menu is available for those seeking something lighter like steamed mussels with Aspall cider or a charcuterie platter to share with friends.
Drinks are just as important as the food. Local ales from Crouch Vale Brewery or Adnams and an eclectic award winning wine list brimming with rare treats.
Seven beautiful en-suite bedrooms, all individually decorated with sumptuous beds and luxurious linen retain their centuries-old character and are a perfect place to unwind. Rooms at the front overlooking the beautiful church while those at the back enjoy views over the garden. Breakfast (which is also available to non-residents) includes the classics smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and a fry-up with local sausages and bacon as well as more unusual spinach and mushroom omelette with smoked cheese.
Around The Sun Inn
On the Essex / Suffolk border, the village of Dedham with its patchwork of colourful houses and the countryside has changed little since it was immortalised by John Constable in the 18th century. Take a stroll, borrow a bike or hire a boat to explore the Stour Valley including Willie Lott’s Cottage and Flatford Mill, or visit the beautiful Beth Chatto’s Garden just seven miles away.
Find out more about local attractions to The Sun Inn here.