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Imagine our surprise to pick up a copy of The Times last weekend to see that Maison Talbooth had been included The 50 best British autumn breaks and not only that it was in pole position at the top of the list!  Unfortunately the picture for the feature was not Maison Talbooth but of another hotel in Snowdonia.

Here is what The Times had to say about us –

Maison Talbooth, Dedham, Essex

Eke out your summer with a wallow in the heated pool and the hot tub at Maison Talbooth.  Afterwards, huddle round the covered open fire, lounging on sofas and sipping drinks from the honesty bar.  This cool country hotel is in the middle of Constable Country yet only 90 minutes from London.  Rooms are decorated in subtle tones with eye-catching extras such as oversized armchairs or huge headboards, and all are named after poets.  There’s a complementary shuttle to the excellent Le Talbooth restaurant, where you can dine on locally sourced produce such as Suffolk lamb and duck breast.

During the autumn and winter,  Maison Talbooth has several overnight breaks to tempt you to stay with us from the ever popular Gourmet Getaway to the new two night Ramblers Getaway or the Lazy Sunday (a great way to extend the weekend!)


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Maison Talbooth

01206 322367

A luxury boutique hotel in Essex, looking out across Constable’s Countryside and Dedham Vale.

  • 12 uniquely designed bedrooms
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • The Treatment Rooms day spa

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Le Talbooth

01206 323150

Great food and great service at this stunning restaurant beside the River Stour.

  • Riverside terrace and lawn
  • Outdoor marquee perfect for weddings
  • Private dining options available

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The Pier

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Visit our hotel and restaurants by the coast for something a little different.

  • 14 individual bedrooms
  • All-day dining in the bar brasserie
  • Fresh sea food caught daily

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Escape from the bustle and relax at this charming hotel with bar, restaurant, lounge and terrace.

  • 15 quiet and relaxing bedrooms
  • Bar and restaurant with all-day dining
  • Two great spaces for meetings or private dining

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Kesgrave Hall

01473 333741

Charming hotel and restaurant set in beautiful grounds in the heart of Suffolk.

  • 23 en-suite bedrooms
  • Relaxed brasserie – open all day
  • Premier event venue The Hangar

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