Sophie and her family have long connections with the Suffolk coast and Aldeburgh in particular where her maternal grandmother retired to paint.
Mark ran the White Horse on Parson’s Green SW6 affectionately known as the Sloaney Pony. It was voted top pub in the UK in 2005 & 2006.
In September 2004 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.
The flint barn at the side of the Anchor had been home to Major Bug’s riding school during Libby Purves’ childhood days as she recalled and we decided to convert it into another space for eating.
We equipped the barn with a drop-down screen, a projector for business meetings and presentations. It has been put to good use in the cause of village based charity fund raising projects as well as cask beer festivals and art exhibitions.
Sophie & Mark Dorber
Photo Credits: Predominantly Julian Bajzert
The Anchor appears in the Sawday's guide and website.
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The Swan Inn
Our new pub The Swan, in Stratford St Mary, is now open!
Between Colchester & Ipswich, next to the River Stour. Open from 11am, Wednesday to Sunday.
Set Lunch Menu
2 courses £14.50
3 courses £17.50
Friday Curry Nights
3rd & 17th May
Marsh View Holiday Cottage
Cosy cottage, sleeps 6 people. Located 200 meters from The Anchor. This charming holiday let can be booked for a short break or on a weekly basis.
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Weekly rates available as little as £425!
Short Breaks and Weekly Lets available Book now on: 01502 722112
Breakfast: 8.30am - 10am
Tea & Coffee: All day
Afternoon Tea: 3pm-5pm
6-10pm (Friday-Sunday )