SUNDAY 09 | 07 | 2017
a free festival
with food, beer, & live acoustic music
the best of folk, blues & americana
Our 15th Birthday and fourth Al Festo festival will include a beer festival kicking off proceedings on the evening of Friday 20 July with Jack’s ‘Bonfire Pork Chilli’ & ‘Black Bean Chilli’ available. The beer festival will run throughout Saturday 21 July and into Al Festo on Sunday with live acoustic music, 6 acts – details to follow. The events will be fully tented so come rain or shine, we hope you will join us to celebrate 15 years of being at The Sun Inn, Dedham!
Spring into Summer, nothing more quintessentially English. It has got to be one of the best times of year to visit Constable Country – The Munnings Museum reopens after the winter break, Beth Chatto’s gardens are coming into bloom and the Dedham Vale is chirping with life with the boats ready to drift you down the Stour. Our two night special room offer includes a copy of Essex Feast Cookbook which features our Head Chef, Jack.
£385 for 2 night stay, 2 people with dinner, bed and breakfast and the following:
– Bar Menu Lunch
– Free bike hire (we can make a picnic with rucksack and rugs if you need it)
– Tasting menu in place of normal dinner
– Essex Feast Cookbook
– Valid 28-03-18 to 04-06-18
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, we think 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 £55pp.
- 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.
- Please call 01206 323351, email email@example.com or book online HERE
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FRIDAY 16 | 06 | 2017Read More
under canvas by candlelight in our garden
hosted by Hamish Anderson – Tate Wine Guru, Telegraph Wine Man
On Thursday 24th November 2016, we’ll be celebrating English Wine for the first time. The quality of sparkling wine and white from England is excellent and deserves its place in the world of wine. The reds have a bit of a way to go in our view so we thought the best match would be Bordeaux Claret, as traditional as you can get! Hamish Anderson (Tate Galleries & Telegraph Wine Man) will be hosting with our Head Chef, Jack Levine. Tickets are £60 per person, payable upon booking, non-refundable but transferable. We can adapt this menu to suit dietary requirements. To book please telephone 01206 323351. The aperitivo is served from 7.30 for dinner at 8pm sharp.
2012 Dedham Vale Sparkling Wine, Essex
Shallot, Mustard Seeds, Carrot, Parsley
Trusslers Hill Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé, West Sussex
Coates & Seely Brut Réserve NV, Hampshire
Jerusalem Artichokes, Radish, Pomegranate, Pecorino, Truffle
2014 Limney ‘Horsmonden’ Dry White, East Sussex
RARE BREED SKIRT STEAK
Lyonnaise Potatoes, Celeriac, Bone Marrow, Parsley, Shallot
2005 Réserve de Léoville Barton, St Julien
2007 Château des Annereaux, Lalande-de-Pomerol
2009 Château Lamothe-Cissac, Haut-Médoc
2010 Château Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes
On Thursday 6th October 2016, we’ll be prolonging our summer with wines from Provence. Hamish Anderson (Tate Galleries & Telegraph Wine Man) will be hosting with our Head Chef, Jack Levine. Tickets are £60 per person, payable upon booking, non-refundable but transferable. We can adapt this menu to suit dietary requirements. To book please telephone 01206 323351. The aperitivo is served from 7.30 for dinner at 8pm sharp.
2015 Provence Rosé, Domaine Sainte Marie
Girolle, Pea, Shallot, Goat’s Curd
2014 Bandol Blanc, Terrebrune
2014 Les Auréliens Blanc, Domaine Triennes
Borlotti, Tomato, Parsley, ‘Nudja
2015 Bandol Rosé, Domaine Tempier
ENGLISH VEAL SHIN
Slow cooked with Tomato, Bay, White Wine. White Risotto, Gremolata
2008 Domaine Hauvette
2005 Domaine de Trévallon
2013 Bandol, Domaine Lafran-Veyrolles
2013 Côte de Provence, Domaine Rimauresq
THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER
The game season is possibly one of our favorite times of year. All of a sudden there is an abundance of new types of meat, wild meat, full of flavour and so versatile. Wild mushrooms such as Chantarelles, Ceps and Girolles are at their best and the root vegetable and nut harvest has begun to pair with the game. It is also so exciting because it is an opportunity to match those flavours with great wine and in our humble opinion the finest match for game is the Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir grapes. As to which is the ‘best’, if such an connotation exists in this instance, we will leave you to decide.
Final menus and wines are still to be decided but will consist of a partridge salad to start, potato ravioli with venison ragu to follow and main course hopefully will be a mix roast of duck, snipe, woodcock and pheasant. We’ll finish with some lovely quince. Wine will include Dedham Vale Sparkling Wine on arrival followed by a white with partridge, two reds with each middle course and pudding wine. Tickets are £55 per person payable upon booking, non-refundable but are transferable.
Please call 01206 323351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Apertivo served at 7.30pm for dinner at 8pm.
AA Wine List of the Year Award 2015-16Read More
We are also over the moon to have been included in The Good Food Guide’s TOP 50 Pubs for the very first time. Our team has been working extremely hard in many ways, striving for excellence and consistency and this recognition is just reward. A huge thank you to them and also to all those guests who sent their reports into The Good Food Guide, it means a lot!
The César Awards are the hotel industry’s equivalent of the Oscars of the film world – honouring the best hotels of the best in various categories from humble B&Bs to luxurious country houses. Named after the celebrated Swiss hotelier César Ritz, ten César Awards are presented each year to the Guide’s best hoteliers. The winners are selected by the Guide’s editorial team based on recommendations by readers and professional inspection.