The Anchor Walberswick


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Summer Beer and BBQ Weekend
at our sister pub The Stratford Swan nr Dedham
Friday 12 - Sunday 14 September
from 6pm Friday and from 12 noon Sat and Sun

18 cask ales incl. Champion Beers of Britain
plus 15 international craft beers...
enjoy interesting brews, local heritage meats and East Anglian seafood from the barbecue, and traditional pub games - visit
The Swan website


Great news for foodies!
Slow Food East Suffolk launched at The Anchor in style - read more


The Anchor voted number 36
in this year's
UK Top 50 Gastropub Awards
by The Publican Morning Advertiser

Welcome to The Anchor

A little bit about us:

Back in the summer of 2004 (how time flies, hard to imagine it was a decade ago), we decided to buy the lease on the Anchor 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.
And for it also to be a rather special restaurant and inn where visitors could escape to for a relaxing time
by the coast, whether for a meal or staying a night or two.

Back in 1981, Mark, with Sally Cruickshank, revived the fortunes of The White Horse (aka 'The Sloaney Pony') at Parson's Green on the edge of Chelsea and won The London Evening Standard Award in 1990. It was dubbed 'Beer Central' and Mark is co-founder of The Beer Academy.
And here at The Anchor, we have some amazing craft ales, an array of well-kept Adnams in cask and over 50 bottles of imported beers from around the globe.

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 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
Alastair Sawday's guide and website

The Anchor appears in the Sawday's guide and website. 

Booking Rooms Direct:
To give you the largest rooms available and quickest personal attention, always best to book accommoda
tion direct with us - by email or phone on 01502 72211201502 722112

 Room Availability:
Please be aware
we are full Fri and Sat nights until October 2014

We do have midweek availability Sun - Thu nights throughout the year.

Friday Curry Nights
return on 5 & 26 September 

Follow Us On Twitter @AnchoratWalbers 

from Mill Hill High School
  perform again
Sat 6 September  6 - 7pm

Anchor Bakery
Now serving wood-fired pizzas weekends 12:30-6pm
on the Back Terrace
(weather permitting)

Freshly-baked bread daily from 12pm.
Why not place an order to guarantee your favourite loaf?

Breakfast: 8.30 - 10am
Tea & Coffee
: All day
: 12 noon -3pm Afternoon Tea: 3pm-5pm

Dinner: 6 - 9pm (Mon - Thu)
6 - 10pm (Fri-Sun)

Marsh View
Holiday Cottage

Cosy cottage, sleeps 6 people. Located 200 metres away for a short break or weekly hire.
Book now on 01502 72212201502 722122