Where we stayed
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.