SUNDAY 09 | 07 | 2017
a free festival
with food, beer, & live acoustic music
the best of folk, blues & americana
- ESCAPE to the Dedham Vale this summer and experience Constable Country at its finest. BOOK our two night SUMMER OFFER for £400 and receive a £25 voucher towards your bar bill.To make the most of your visit, here are some great attractions worth visiting:
Our Summer Room Offer includes dinner, bed and breakfast for two nights plus either a bar lunch, picnic or cream tea. Dinner to the value of £55 each night. Quote ‘Summer Offer Bar Tab’
- The Munnings Museum, Dedham https://www.munningsmuseum.org.uk/
- Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market (15 minutes drive) http://www.bethchatto.co.uk/
- Willy Lott’s Cottage, Flatford (30 minute walk, 10 minute drive or 30 minute row) https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford
- Walking the banks of The Stour River taking in Grayson Perry’s House-For-Essex
- 20-30 minutes from West Mersea and the beaches at Frinton
- Use our bikes for free to cycle the Vale to other pubs and villages such as Stratford St Mary, Stoke by Nayland and Mistley.
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Who wouldn’t want to join our team especially now you get to see Alex’s legs every day until the end of summer!
We’re after Front of House Staff – bar and/or waiting, full time/part time.
Yes you’ll need to work weekends (as well as weekdays), yes you’ll be paid well (above national minimum wage plus tips), be fed (and receive meal vouchers) and most importantly be fully trained in service, hospitality, food, wine and beer which can include visits to breweries and wineries.
If you thrive in a busy, exciting environment where no two days are the same, work alongside fantastic people and with lovely customers in a beautiful village and building, then please:
call 01206 323351
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under canvas by candlelight in our garden
hosted by Hamish Anderson – Tate Wine Guru, Telegraph Wine Man
SATURDAY 17 | 06 | 2017
fifteen finely crafted East Anglian beers
Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk
12noon – 7pm
March tricks you into thinking Spring is here. But it is still a bit miserable and grey with only glimpses of warmer times. So to lighten your mood, stay from now until April 13th and enjoy a £25 Bar Tab on us.
£200 per night
(includes three course meal for two, bed & breakfast and a £25 bar tab)
excludes Saturdays unless part of a two night stay
‘Our Christmas works meal for 8 was of extremely good quality, freshly cooked and tasty. In a warm and cosy atmosphere, staff were polite and good humoured. We will definitely come here again.’
Haven Gateway, Colchester, December 2015.
We look forward to welcoming you to
The Sun Inn this Christmas.
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 28 April 2016, 7.15pm
2015 Catarratto, Palazzo di Mare
Salsa Rosso, Basil, Capers, Pinenuts, Shallot
2014 Grillo, Bianco Maggiore, Catine Rallo
2013 Etna Bianco, Graci
NETTLE & CHARD PANSOTTI
Walnut Sauce, Ricotta, Parmesan
2010 Carjicanti Bianco IGT, Gulfi
SIRLOIN OF RARE BREED AGED BEEF
Potato & Wild Garlic Croquette, Gorgonzola, Asparagus
2009 Nero d’Avola IGT, Nerobarronj, Gulfi
2012 Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Cos
2013 Etna Rosso ‘Guardoilvento’, Paolo Caciorgna
10-Year-Old Marsala Superiore, Marco de Bartoli
Tickets £55 pp (non-refundable but transferable).
REAL WINE MONTH is an exciting and innovative promotion of organic, biodynamic and natural wines made by artisan growers and winemakers. Throughout April, selected wines will be poured by the glass. ‘Real wine’ is a term embracing wines that are made organically, biodynamically and naturally. By no means precise nor prescriptive, it serves chiefly to highlight growers who work with minimal mediation, ideally to obtain the purest articulation of terroir, fruit and vintage. Come and sample lots of real wine by the bottle and 5 by especially selected by the glass.Read More
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 email@example.com 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.