Four star hotel and restaurant

Located in the heart of the Dedham Vale

A Country House Hotel in Essex


Milsoms is an informal and contemporary bar/brasserie with the added bonus of fifteen bedrooms.

Set in delightful terraced gardens in the heart of the Dedham Vale.  The restaurant is open all day, every day and guests can either dine inside or outside on the terrace where a huge architectural sail wraps itself around the terrace.

If you are looking for a relaxed and friendly hotel to stay in north Essex and the Suffolk countryside, Milsoms offers the ideal solution. We can also arrange canoe, paddle board or bike hire which is perfect way to discover the Dedham Vale AONB and this amazing part of East Anglia. With the close proximity to the river and the Essex Way, the area is a walkers paradise and the hotel is dog friendly as well.


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15 Bedrooms

The hotel has 4 AA stars and our bedrooms vary in size and are categorised as Superior, Deluxe and Standard, but we are sure you’ll enjoy whichever style you choose. View the rooms today.

Milsoms Restaurant and Bar

The downstairs restaurant (with 1 AA rosette) and bar  are bustling and full of atmosphere. We’re open all day and there’s no need to book in advance, so please call in whenever you like.

Outdoor Dining

Enjoy fabulous al fresco dining at Milsoms any time of the day. Our terrace, which is covered by an architectural sail and fully heated, is a fantastic setting for outdoor dining in Essex.

Mr G’s

Mr G’s is ideal for meetings or private dining. With a capacity of 24, this area has its own facilities, dedicated kitchen and double doors opening onto a private garden.

The Library

The Library is a private dining and meetings venue seating up to 14. Located at the front of the building, there’s easy access and excellent views across the terraced gardens.

Meetings & Events

Milsoms has two great spaces, ideal for meetings and events. Mr G’s and The Library both include complimentary wifi, refreshments, stationery, large screen TV and parking.

Eat & Drink

Open all day, every day


Stylish en-suite bedrooms

Special Offers, Events & Packages

Private Dining

Private dining at Milsoms is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxed and intimate dinner with friends or family in Essex.

We’ve two private dining spaces seating from eight to 24 guests. The larger of our private dining spaces (known as Mr G’s) has a dedicated kitchen and double doors that open out to a private terrace garden.

Private dining means you get to choose the food and wine that you enjoy whilst being served at your own pace by our dedicated team.


Business meetings that are facilitated with excellent service are more likely to deliver effective outcomes.

At Milsoms hotel, (Dedham, Colchester) we have two excellent private meeting spaces. The Library, on the ground floor, has easy access just off the main lounge with a capacity of up to 14 people, while Mr G’s has a capacity of up to 24 people, its own break out garden, its own facilities and provides even more privacy and a larger space than The Library.

Business would not be business without a few bullet points!

  • Easy-access free parking
  • Free wifi
  • Excellent 24-hour delegate rates
  • The Library (14 capacity)
  • Mr G’s (24 capacity)
  • Coffee, tea and pastries
  • Stationery, pens and essential bits and pieces
  • Large screen TVs with surround sound
  • Lots and lots of spare adaptors, connectors and chargers

Call us today on 01206 322795 to book or find out more.

Explore Essex

With so much to see and do in Essex, it can be hard to know where to start.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of attractions, things to do and highlighted some of our favourite events to help you decide where to visit during your stay.

Whether you’re staying in Dedham or Harwich, you’ll find Milsom Hotel a great base from which to discover the delights of East Anglia.

Visit Milsoms Hotel

Dedham is a village located in the heart of Constable Country, close to Colchester and the River Stour on the Essex-Suffolk border.

Surrounded by some of England’s most beautiful lowland landscape, Dedham is connected to the hamlets of The Heath and Lamb Corner in the heart of Dedham Vale.

Country hotel with a buzzing bar and restaurant open all day, every day
Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HW
Tel: 01206 322795
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Turn off M25 at Brentwood onto A12. Continue on A12 towards Ipswich, bypassing Colchester. Take the left exit signposted “Stratford St Mary, Dedham and Higham. Turn right at bottom of hill to Dedham, over bridge and down hill. Take the first left where road widens into lay-by.
A12 – Having passed sign to East Bergholt, continue down hill and take left exit to Stratford St Mary and Dedham. Then take the next right turn to Stratford St Mary. Continue past Le Talbooth Restaurant; take the next left to Dedham, over the bridge, and down hill. Take the first left where road widens into lay-by.
From Colchester High Street, continue onto East Hill and over the mini roundabout to East Street before turning left at the next mini roundabout onto Ipswich Road. At the next roundabout, take the first exit, then the second exit onto the A1232, signposted Harwich A120. Continue along this road until merging onto the A12, signposted Ipswich. After 2.5 miles, branch left then merge onto Ipswich Road. In half a mile, bear right onto Gun Hill, and then bear right onto Stratford Road before turning right for Dedham.

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A benchmark for accommodation and informal dining.

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