Welcome to The Anchor
A little bit about us:
After more than a decade with our hard-working team, we have revitalised The Anchor into an award-winning inn and restaurant-with-rooms.
We are fortunate to be in the charming village of Walberswick across the footbridge from the market town of Southwold.
Back in the summer of 2004 (how time flies, that was 12 years ago), sitting on the warm sunny beach we were easily convinced to buy the lease on this potentially lovely but bedraggled arts-and-crafts 1920s Adnams pub and set about restoring its fortunes.
We wanted to create a village local that would be both family friendly and a welcome retreat for all who enjoy good conversation, food and drink.
Great effort is put into enthusiastically sourcing fine ingredients, local and global beers as well as flavoursome characterful wines.
Our ten bedrooms including six lovely garden chalets offer convenience and comfort as a bolthole for R & R and the beach on your doorstep.
Back in 1981, Mark, with Sally Cruickshank, revived the fortunes of The White Horse (aka 'The Sloaney Pony') at Parson's Green at the heart of Fulham and twice named the national Pub of The Year, affectionally named 'Beer Central’.
Mark is co-founder of The Beer Academy, equivalent of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Here at The Anchor, we have some amazing craft ales, an array of well-kept Adnams Southwold draught from cask and craft keg plus over 50 bottles of imported beers from around the globe.
Sophie and her family have long connections with the Suffolk coast where her maternal grandmother retired to paint close by. Having cooked in London at the likes of the Chelsea Arts Club, Sophie ran the food franchise at the Aldeburgh yacht club in the early Nineties and went globe-trotting with location catering home and abroad (Star Wars in Tunisia and Les Misérables in Prague).
The flint barn at the side of the Anchor has been converted into another space for eating, private parties, events, conferences and celebrations. We equipped the barn with underfloor heating as well as a drop-down screen and projector for business meetings and presentations. It has been put to good use in the cause of village-based charity fundraising projects as well as seasonal beer festivals and art exhibitions.
Sophie & Mark Dorber
Photo Credits: Predominantly Julian Bajzert
The Anchor appears in the Sawday's guide and website.THE ANCHOR
Breakfast: 8.30 - 10am
Tea & Coffee: All day
Lunch: 12 noon-3pm Light Snacks: 3pm-5pm
Dinner: 6 - 9pm
We welcome well behaved dogs on our outdoor terraces as well as in our three dog-friendly Garden Chalets.
Christmas wreath making with Sue Green
6th & 8th December
10am-3pm £60 includes materials, refreshments & lunch. Make reservations with Sue 01502 722347 or 07864101909
Pre-Christmas Disco - Wednesday 21st December
Mulled wine on arrival at 7pm, sit down to traditional turkey meal at 7:30pm followed by dancing. Party-style seating in our heated marquee.
£20 per person
(£10.00 non-refundable deposit per person)
Open for breakfast/Brunch 8.30-10am
Serving lunch & dinner.
Christmas songs with Denis King on the piano from 9.30pm
Gone to the North Pole this year. Closed
Drinks all day
Food from 8.30am until 6pm
Charity Race Night in the heated marquee at 8:30pm serving frankfurters & crepes.
Wednesday 28th Dec
In our heated marquee, 6pm music with guitarist Cam May, entertainment by Andy Storer from Black Dog Deli and friends. Speak to Sophie & Luke to book your slot.
6pm Family New Year’s Eve feast
Family-style roasted free-range Sutton Hoo chicken, all the trimmings followed by make-your-own crepe station with carriages and fireworks at 8:00pm.
£20 per adult, £12.50 per child under 10 yrs
(£10.00 non-refundable deposit per adult)
New Year’s Eve fun in the heated marquee –
Festive four course meal, disco by ‘Suffolk All Stars’ and fireworks for £60 per person
Select from our pre-choice menu, join in the dancing followed by Luke’s fireworks at midnight. Reservations still available for 9:15pm.
(£10.00 non-refundable deposit per person)
New Year’s Day
Open for Breakfast/Brunch from 8:30am-10am and serving food straight through until last orders at 6pm
BBQ 12-3 (weather permitting)
Cosy cottage, sleeps 6 people. Located 200 metres away
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