Dedham Hall is in a very quiet location, in the very picturesque village of Dedham. It is pretty much surrounded by fields, with a good sized garden. Its only a short drive to the very attractive nearby villages of Lavenham, Long Melford, Nayland etc.
Directly from the hotel, there are some lovely English countryside walks, especially those along the nearby Stour Valley. As its Constable Country, it can get a little busy in the Summer, especially around the famous Mill.
Despite its name, Dedham Hall is more of a good B&B than a hotel. A very nice feature is the large number of comfy communal rooms on the ground floor, often with lit real log fires. We also liked the very English eclectic furnishings and décor, with the added twist of many artworks, which I assume are connected to the Art courses run next door. Overall, very much a real home.
Our bedroom and bathroom were both quite spacious, and the bed comfortable. The bathroom was satisfactory, having been recently modernised, with a large shower space. Our room was generally well maintained and cared for, and very clean. Same comments apply to the communal areas.
The owners and most staff were able and friendly. Some of the evening waiting staff very obviously lacked proper restaurant training, and one in particular lacked any finesse. However, we felt this was fine for a B&B type establishment. Breakfast was very tasty, but on one day was a little on the sparse side: 1 egg, 1 slice of bacon, no sausage. Perhaps they were running a bit short that morning ?
The evening restaurant menu was quite limited and the same both evenings, as you would expect for a small place, but was perfectly adequate for a short stay. The food was good quality home style cooking, consistent with a good B&B.
Overall, a very relaxing and restful stay, and we would be happy to return. A good B&B, and decent value for £170 for 2 including dinner.
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