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The Anchor

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Main Street, Walberswick, Southwold, IP18 6UA, Suffolk
England, United Kingdom

Seasonal, local and organic food matched to beer and wine. Sea crashes on the beach beyond, and cedar-clad chalet bedrooms have terraces

The Anchor is one of those wonderful places that has resisted the urge to be precious. This is a cool little seaside inn where relaxed informality reigns; kids are welcome, staff are lovely, dogs fall asleep in the bar. You're 500m back from the sea with a vast sky hovering above and waves breaking in the distance. Outside, a big terrace fills with happy locals in summer, while a lawned garden stretches off towards the water. Inside, a beautiful simplicity abounds – Cape Cod meets English country local. You'll find books everywhere, wonderful art, then roaring fires, scrubbed pine tables, old leather benches and painted tongue-and-groove. Sophie's local food is the big draw, perhaps cheese soufflé with caramelised onions, roast cod with lentils and chorizo, then banana fritters with toffee sauce. Bedrooms are great value; those in the house are simpler, while the fabulous garden chalet suites have just been superbly refurbished. They're big, airy and open onto terraces that overlook the garden. Mark's menu of bottled beers is exceptional, as is the night sky. Unmissable.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

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Booking enquiries: Mark & Sophie Dorber
+44 (0)1502 722112 (landline)

  • 10 Doubles
Price:(i) £100 to£150 per night

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Lunch from £5.25. Sunday lunch, 2 courses, £20. Dinner, 3 courses, about £30.




Main Street, Walberswick, Southwold, IP18 6UA, Suffolk

Inn 9 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 110 to £ 150 per night
Inn 1 Double room
Price: (i) £ 100 to £ 110 per night
Booking enquiries: Mark & Sophie Dorber
+44 (0)1502 722112 (landline)

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