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    Type Pub B&B
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    Bedrooms 11
  • £110 - £155 per room per night


An award winning inn and restaurant with bedrooms, garden chalet rooms and a fabulous holiday cottage.

After just over a decade with our hard-working team, we have revitalised The Anchor into an award-winning inn and restaurant-with-rooms. They are fortunate to be in the charming village of Walberswick across the footbridge from the market town of Southwold.

Back in the summer of 2004 (how time flies, that was ten years ago), sitting on the warm sunny beach we were easily convinced to buy the lease on this potentially lovely but bedraggled arts-and-crafts 1920s Adnams pub and set about restoring its fortunes.

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 lovely garden chalets offer convenience and comfort as a bolthole for R & R and the beach on your doorstep.

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, we 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.

Nearby attractions include: Southwold, Adnams Brewery and Distillery, Walberswick Beach, Blythburgh Church, RSPB Minsmere, Dunwich, Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh Music Concert Hall, Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, various fantastic golf clubs, riding stables, shooting and fishing.


- 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

For more information and to book please click the purple button which leads directly to their website.


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    Double or Twin En-Suite 

    Bedrooms Above The Inn
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    Sleeps 2
  • £110 - £130 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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    Double or Twin En-Suite 

    Garden Rooms
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    Sleeps 2
  • £110 - £155 per room per night

They have six bedrooms in the garden which we 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 we 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 we use to water the garden. They all have underfloor heating in the bathrooms and satellite fed flat screen TVs.

In the winter - January, February and March 2016 - the room rate for these rooms is from £115 midweek and £125 at weekends, based on two people sharing. Easter, April to June and September to October, the Chalets are £130 per night midweek and £155 per night at weekends. In July and August the chalet room rate is £155 per night.

All prices include a full English breakfast and vat.

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    Marsh View Holiday...
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    Sleeps 5
  • £75 - £200 per room per night

Please note: Our cottage costs between £525 and £1400 per week, depending on the time of year. 

This pretty self-catering cottage is located in the coastal village of Walberswick on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The cottage is pet friendly and is centrally placed in the charming village for easy access to the two pubs, village shop, gift shops and tea rooms, Walberswick Common and play area. Southwold, with its many attractions, is a walk or cycle ride across the River Blyth, and there is a large network of footpaths to enjoy along the coast to Dunwich.

The cottage has a newly fitted kitchen and dining area, which is light and spacious; the dining table and chairs accommodating up to six people. The large sitting room has floor-to-ceiling sliding french doors which allow bright sunlight into the room and offers lovely views over the pretty, well-cared for garden. An electric awning is available should guests feel the need to restrict the sun during the day. The sitting room is comfortably furnished with a sofa, chaise longue and various armchairs, with carpeted floor, decorative Persian rugs and some pretty antique tables.

The cottage offers a ground-floor double bedroom with a tiled wetroom and a spacious ground-floor twin-bedded room with shower room next door. The bedrooms have good storage and are carpeted with bedside tables and lamps. A wide staircase goes up to the third single bedroom (an additional z-bed can be accommodated in here - please request) and sitting area which gives access, through a glazed door, on to the balcony. The balcony overlooks the living sedum roof and out over the garden and beyond, to the sea. Care should be taken if small children are given access to the balcony as no one should walk on the living sedum roof.

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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