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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Walberswick for Easter and feeling it would be quieter than the much busier Southwold. We weren't disappointed as the the village is lovely and still only a short 30 minute walk to Southwold (shorter still if you get the "ferry"!). The Anchor was very nice and having stayed 3 nights and eaten there two evenings we got a...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

stayed for 4 nights wish i had booked longer.lovely pub,good beer and excellent food. stayed in room 1 which had great views of the garden and sea. very comfy bed. all staff were very good and helpful. the only negative i could say and it is a really small one but despite having a large selection of bottled beers there...

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CAMBRIDGE
Reviewed 1 week ago

On 17 April 2017 I took my family out for dinner to The Anchor at Walberswick. The pub wasn't especially busy so we walked in and I asked if they had a table for 5. The response of the waitress was one of affronted astonishment - as if I had the cheek to ask her if they had a table...

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely spacious garden room overlooking the rear of the property. Great to look out first thing and see the wildlife including rabbits and pheasants. The double bed was very comfortable. There was a very good choice of food for breakfast including home-made breads.

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Berkhamsted
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The welcome was charming and efficient at The Anchor. Arriving on a warm Spring evening in this delightful village we had a relaxing, unpretentious meal. The menu included some interesting specials and there are regular seafood offerings as you would expect here - including oysters and crab. The crab gratin main (special) was fantastic. For a very greedy, comfort food...

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Thank chillBerko
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called at this pub for a drink whilst walking in the area. A lovely, lively pub but the staff were pretty woeful, I am afraid. I suspect they had had a busy lunch period but the way they dealt with fairly routine customer enquiries was very disappointing. I would, unfortunately, not rush back - despite some very good beer.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Anchor on Mothering Sunday combining the national celebration of Mother's Day with my Mother's birthday. All the family were there and the restaurant was packed. In spite of the large number of diners the staff coped extremely well. Service was fast, efficient and friendly. The food was excellent as was the drink. My wife and I will...

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Thank Paul C
Paris, France
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Really lovely pub and hotel. Our first time here, and we will be back. V comfy bed. The service was excellent, really friendly staff, and the food was very good pub food, resh and well prepared. Great full english breakfast with local produce.

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Birmingham, UK
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a million miles from a chain pub. It's pretty much perfect, with delicious food, great helpful staff, and beer that's miles better than Carlsberg. We hadn't booked, on a very busy Sunday lunchtime (rookie mistake...),, but were greeted with warmth and didn't have to wait long at all. Roast beef was yummy, and puds were fab (Crepes, and...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Strange way to start a review but so was our welcome to The Anchor! We had walked with a group of friends from Southwold and when we walked in we were greeted by the landlady who asked if any of us were Ian as she had heard a dog when we walked in! How bizarre we thought but she explained...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A village pub with a difference. Our addiction to fresh, top quality, locally sourced where possible produce, combined with a thirst for excellence have evolved into what has been described as a "must go to place on the Suffolk coast." Our approach to food is robust; we want to put on each plate satisfying combinations of flavours and textures. We have a good range of characterful draught beers, and numerous world class bottled beers, organic soft drinks and over 150 drop dead lovely wines from some of the earth’s most inspired winemakers. We offer the same menu throughout, with more formal Restaurant dining on a bookings basis and more relaxed walk-ins, in the Bar. We also have seating for 150 outside on three terraces, with table service available for those warmer days. Our renovated flint barn is a highly versatile space, equipped with a drop-down screen and a projector, ideal for business meetings, strategy reviews, team building exercises, corporate training, presentations, film showings or private parties to mention just a few of its uses. It has been put to good use in the cause of village based charity fund raising projects as well as providing the theatre for Food Safari events, cask beer festivals and the Aldebrough Doc. Fest. fringe event weekend November 2011. Free time relaxation can include everything from Golf at several well established Courses, to Horse Riding at Bramfield Equestrian Centre, Sky Diving for all levels at Beccels, Aromatherapy in walking distance or sea fishing of Walberswick Coast with Mark Felton. Beer Academy and WSCT (Wine and Spirits) educational courses are available by arrangement. Our Hotel Accommodation: We have just undergone a thorough renovation of our Now Cedar Clad Chalets, enhancing the environment in which to enjoy the Sea View. We offer 10 rooms in total, 6 spacious en suite room garden chalets, as well as several room options in the main building. All the rooms have a large flat screen TV, with Freeview and IPod Alarm Clock docking Stations. Ample free parking is provided with direct access to the beach, Dunwich Forest or the Marshes. RSPB Minsmere, Southwold and Aldeburgh are all close by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Anchor

Address: The Street, Walberswick IP18 6UA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Walberswick
Price Range: $182 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“room 1 as great views”
I722QFpaulw, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were able to take our dog with us. Lovely walks near by and on the beach. A small fridge in the room would be useful!”
carolyni868, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 5, nice view and comfy bed.”
GinaGoulding, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 5 has the view”
nonandjill, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 1 - but watch out for the metal nails. Not suitable for wheelchair disabled”
rhami01, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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