We have stayed at The Anchor many times, and have never been disappointed by the quality of the food, the choice of beers and wines, and the level of friendliness we encountered. Mark knows all there is to know about beer, and Sophie is one of the best- and most helpful- chefs in Suffolk. Dinner last night was excellent, stand out dishes including confit of duck, pan fried cod, and a wonderful summer lamb stew- rated by the two ladies who chose this dish as on of the best they had had. The atmosphere is great, and is well frequented by locals and tourists alike. The chalet rooms are very relaxing, you can sit outside and also walk straight onto the dunes. Walberswick being such a popular place in the summer, it can get extremely crowded, and no doubt some visitors passing through can find fault here and there. And yes some of the staff are young, but very helpful and enthusiastic.And the regulars know a good place when they see it....that's why we keep coming back.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Anchor Hotel Walberswick
- The Anchor Walberswick, Suffolk