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The Marlborough Head Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Dedham B&B and Inns
Maldon
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102 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Food good, staff good, toilets ?????”
Reviewed 7 April 2013

This was quite a pleasant experience on the whole, without going into too much detail on the condition of the toilets. I had the Venison pie which was on the specials board, very good if a little
too highly seasoned. The beer was also commendable. Go back again, not sure.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

We stayed here for the weekend whilst visiting friends, a superb location in the heart of Constable country, staff were so friendly and helpful! The food was delicious, freshly cooked and generous portions! The log fires really created an incredible atmosphere! Will definately be booking here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

Stayed here with my partner at the weekend, had a lovely time. We were greeted on arrival with a friendly warm atmosphere. Throughly enjoyed our meal and the live music on the Saturday evening. Good value for money in what can be a very expensive place to stay!

Room Tip: Luxury four posted bed in Room 6!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chelmsford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2012

we ate here with friends before going for a row along the river. This Olde Worlde inn has a number of bars to choose from. Between the four of us we had three different meals, an impressive ploughmans, a broccoli & cream cheese bake, and cod & chips. The food was really fresh, the portions large, and every plate was clean. All this, and the prices were very reasonable, especially considering this is in the heart of Constable country. I cannot comment on the bedrooms, but would recommend this inn for food.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Stopped there for a special birthday, really nice hotel. Had a lovely couple of days, loved the short walk to the river and the food was really nice in the restaurant downstairs. Would stay there again

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lanzarote, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2011

I recently stay there for three nights, and I couldn't find fault with the hotel. The staff were friendly and chatty, the rooms were elegant and clean, the food was varied and well portioned, even the locals seemed welcoming.

Afternoon walks in the idyllic counstable country, followed by some good food, then a few pints before bedtime, what more could you ask for??

Room Tip: I stayed in room 5, which I believe is the smallest room available, but is plenty big enough for a c...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2011

Apart from a drape over the bed to give the impression of a four poster this was a £30 per night contractors digs room, we paid £90 room only, dreadful value. We also, foolishly, met friends there for lunch on the Sunday, canteen food at restauraunt prices. The only veggie option was vegetable sausage loaf which came with beef gravy. No, don't stay there keep looking round.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Marlborough Head Inn
Address: Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Dedham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Dedham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Marlborough Head Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm and cosy place to stay is this old 16th century village Inn situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Dedham, deep in the heart of Constable Country. Good food and open log fires. ... more   less 
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