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The Anchor is an award-winning inn and restaurant-with-rooms situated in the charming village of Walberswick across the footbridge from the market town of Southwold.

After just over a decade with their hard-working team, they have revitalised The Anchor into an award-winning inn and restaurant-with-rooms. They 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.

The ten bedrooms including six spacious eco-clad cedar garden chalets, offer a bolthole for relaxation and the beach on your doorstep. All rooms are en-suite including bath and shower (with the exception of room 14 which is walk in shower only) satellite TV and free WiFi. The garden rooms have double sofa beds and outdoor seating for a sundowner. Whether you're staying or pasing by they serve a hearty cooked breakfast using local produce such as Blythburgh pork sausages or Lowestoft smoked kipper from 8.30am to 10am.

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, they 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. They 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.


During the warmer months they have space for a marquee on the lawn for up to 150 people which would be perfect for a wedding. Work with the chefs to create your bespoke menu. The beautiful village church is just a short stroll away.


- National Geographic Travel Magazine Top 10 English Pubs
- Conde Nast Traveller Magazine - Best Fish & Chips, Top 50 Gastro Pubs 2015
- Adnams Sustainable Pub of the Year 2011

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  • From £110 per room per night

They have four bedrooms upstairs in the 1920's Main building above the restaurant: These comfortable bedrooms come in a variety of sizes: A large double/twin room with a sea view, a front-facing double/twin room, a smaller double room with a sea view, a compact single room with a double bed. All rooms are en-suite including bath and over-head shower, satellite TV.


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    Sleeps 2
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They have six bedrooms in the garden which they call their chalets. There are two rows of buildings containing three bedrooms in each. The second row has views of the back garden and the sea is just beyond the dunes. These three rooms are dog-friendly and they charge £10 per dog per night to cover cleaning costs. The chalets are clad in Vancouver sourced cedar and the gutters feed rainwater into sherry butts which they use to water the garden. They all have underfloor heating in the bathrooms and satellite fed flat screen TVs. All prices include a full English breakfast and vat.

Get directions

Additional Directions Information

From the A12:

Turn at B1387 (signs for 1387/walberswick) 0.6 miles. Turn left at B1125

Take the first right onto B1387 2.3 miles. Continue on the St, the Anchor is on the right. 

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