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The Anchor at Walberswick

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The Street, Walberswick IP18 6UA, England
+44 1502 722112
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food here is not bad (and the choice of Belgian beers is good) but there was something very special about my visit to The Anchor, something which unfortunately is all too rare in British restaurants and cafés: good service. The waiting staff here struck the perfect balance between friendliness and efficiency. The result was a relaxed and enjoyable meal.... More 

1 Thank Philip S
England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Pitched up at 12 on a Sunday with a group of friends to find a mini beer festival and bbq in full swing. Impressed with how it was all organised so efficiently yet still very much the family operation (guessing here but everyone seemed too sincere for it to be just another chain type pub). Fantastic choice of ales, good... More 

Thank Marcusorielius
Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2015

We dropped in for an evening meal and drinks for my family of five. We found the atmosphere friendly and the food good and the staff were helpful. One of the owners was working in the kitchen and came out to speak to the diners and she was very welcoming. I shall return.

Thank nigel s
Kings lynn
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137 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Called in at the Anchor in Walberswick having seen the adverts for the beer and food festival. The pub and the village were both excellent, with a location close to the sea. The staff were very friendly albeit a little uncertain of what was actually happening. The street food advertised was burger, pizza and chicken wings. The pizza oven had... More 

Thank Camal63
Bures. UK
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174 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2015

We stayed here and had a party of thirteen for lunch. Starters eaten were West Mersea Oysters which were excellent. Fish soup which was also given full marks and Gravadlax. The Crab Linguini was excellent, as was the Pork Belly. The hot Smoked Mackerel was also enjoyed. All five children tucked into crispy fish and chips and their plates were... More 

Thank MarkPatrick
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Defiantly worth a visit to have fish and chips in a nice atmosphere. It is more expensive then other pubs in the area but worth it. Banana fritters as desert was kinda disappointing as it had very little toffee sauce. All in all, enjoyed my night there

1 Thank Hetty C
London, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2015

We visited Walberswick to see a friend and as a local he took us to the Anchor. He uses the restaurant a lot and was highly praiseworthy of the establishment. The gardens and interior of the pub are nice and the menu good. We had some very good crab salads which if a bit expensive were tasty. I would have... More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2015

Lovely building and setting, the menu is varied with pub classics and seasonal options, and a decent wine (by the glass) is suggested for each dish. Good quality children's options and fish in particular. It's a shame that the waiting staff in the restaurant are mainly posh students on their hols in summer - they couldn't care less if anything... More 

2 Thank Fllj
West Sussex
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015

We recently visited Suffolk on holiday and stopped here for lunch as it looked so nice from the outside. We sat in the beautiful garden on a rather sunny but blustery day. Lunch was delicious and the service was good. We will definitely be back.

Thank hollyheg
Hove, England, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had dinner and breakfast at the Anchor. The food was delicious. Fantastic minestrone soup. Also a great list for beers and wine. Lovely staff and food

Thank Celina G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, Walberswick IP18 6UA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Walberswick
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 722112
Situated in the pretty seaside village of Walberswick, with views from the rooms and terraces over to the sand dunes, beach and sea. A short walk to the beach, wonderful walks to Dunwich and Southwold.A cosy pub with a log fire in the bar, restaurant and family room. We have 10 comfortable bedrooms, 4 in the main Arts & Craft building and 6 garden chalets, clad in eco-sourced wood. The garden chalets have sofas and outside seating for sunny days. We also have 3 dog friendly chalets with French doors opening onto the back garden.

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