Where we stayed

The Simple Things - - ESCAPE -

The Sun is a cheery yel­low inn that has long been a wa­ter­ing hole for vil­lagers and a rest­ing post for trav­ellers. The bar still feels like a friendly pub, with the ad­di­tion of a so­phis­ti­cated restau­rant, dimly lit lounge and seven taste­ful rooms. From our room, Crit­tall win­dows face the grandiose church of St Mary’s – ev­ery vil­lage here is adorned with an im­pres­sive church, built on the wealth of the wool trade in the 1400s. This one even has its own Con­sta­ble, ‘Ascension’, that you can pop in and have a look at. A room above an inn is al­ways a busier ex­pe­ri­ence than a ho­tel, and the more con­vivial and in­ter­est­ing for it. Ded­ham it­self is straight out of cen­tral cast­ing for a Sun­day night pe­riod drama and The Sun is well placed to en­joy it.

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