AA Wine Award England and Overall

2015
Winner's Name: 
The Sun Inn

The team at The Sun Inn, Dedham had great reason to celebrate last night when they won the AA Wine Award for England and Overall Wine Award for 2015, sponsored by Matthew Clark.  Awarded to establishments that are recognised as having outstanding wine lists, this accolade is recognition for all the hard work the team have put in over the years.

The accolade was awarded at last night’s AA Hospitality Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London where a veritable Who’s Who of the hospitality world were in attendance.  The AA Hospitality Awards are considered to be the industry’s own ‘Oscars’ and is one of the unique times when the hospitality industry come together to recognise the achievements of the nations’ best hoteliers, restaurateurs and publicans.  

Guests at the event, hosted by Fiona Bruce, were treated to a gastronomic menu created the 2014 AA Chef’s Chef, Nathan Outlaw and entertainment from the Music for London Brass Band.

The Sun Inn is situated in the picturesque heart of Constable country. It has been a watering hole for locals and a resting place for travellers for centuries. Built in the 15th century it has been lovingly restored by its current owner and proprietor Piers Baker. With its cosy open fire, beams and wood panelling the Sun Inn is a perfect place to eat great food, drink fine wine and relax.

The staff at the Sun Inn are highly trained and provide excellent customer care.  The menu is influenced by the season and locally sourced with homemade jam at breakfast and fresh baked scones for afternoon tea.

It is the attention to detail that has been given to creating the wine list that has made it an easy decision to award the Sun Inn with the Overall Wine Award. The Italian and French bias of the list allows guests to taste beyond Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Sauvignon, sampling wines from South West France and Italy. Piers pays special thanks to his friend Hamish Anderson whose help, advice and general good taste is invaluable in helping him shape the list.