The Anchor Walberswick
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Welcome to The Anchor
A little bit about us:

The Anchor is 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.

We want to create a village local that is 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 spacious eco-clad cedar garden chalets, offer a bolthole for relaxation and the beach on your doorstep.

The flint barn at the side of the Anchor is perfect private parties, events, conferences and celebrations. It has underfloor heating as well as a drop-down screen and projector for business meetings. It is often put to good use in the cause of village-based charity fundraising projects as well as our August beer festival and numerous 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.

Beer & Oyster Festival

Sat 5th & Sun 6th August

noon to late

Live music with Jazzin' Around on Saturday & Delta Beltas on Sunday afternoon

BBQ with Blythburgh pork sausages, Anchor burgers, sumptuous fresh salads during the day

Wood-fired pizzas

West Mersea oysters shucked by Bram & Richard Howard from The Company Shed, Essex 12-4pm on both days. Last year they shucked over 1000 oysters on Saturday alone.

Saturday evening: special seafood BBQ/wood-fired oven offering half lobsters, razor clams, chilli squid, tandoori monkfish skewers, Szechuan prawns, mussels & more

Over 25 cask ales


Pizza Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm    Take-away or eat-in

Hand-crafted wood-fired pizzas from our oyster-clad oven on our Back Terrace. Selectively sourced chorizo, olives, fish toppings.

     Friday Curry Club         6.30-9pm on 18th August


Breakfast: 8.30 - 10am
Tea & Coffee
: All day
: 12 noon-3pm
      Light Snacks: 3pm-5pm
Dinner: 6 - 9pm

We welcome well behaved dogs on leads on our outdoor terraces as well as in our three dog-friendly Garden Chalets.

 New to Walberswick! River Blyth boat trips

Dani's boat trips along the River Blyth. Visit her new website here.

Hear tales of smuggling, birdwatch & spot the odd seal or two!