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Situated in the peaceful, end-of-the-road seaside village of Walberswick, The Anchor has been here long enough to serve as a model for loads of gastropubs with rooms, serving excellent food and drink to hungry locals and putting up visitors in its ten boutique rooms - some above the pub itself and others in a series of purpose-built chalets in the garden, overlooking the marshes and sea beyond. Walberswick is a very desirable stretch of the Suffolk coast - a number of celebs have chosen to buy holiday homes here - but it's also an excellent base for exploring this intriguing stretch of the northern Suffolk coast, not least Southwold to the north, which you can reach on the foot ferry across the river.



Like a lot of Suffolk coast villages, Walberswick has an alluring end-of-the-road feel, because it's literally at the end of the road! Beyond is just the sea…

The pub is located in one of Suffolk's most coveted villages, close to both the marshes and the beach.
By car: Walberswick is just under 2 hours from Cambridge, 3 hours from London and just over 4 hours from Sheffield. There is parking at the hotel.
By train: Guests are advised to travel to Ipswich, and then connect to Darsham. Regular trains run there from Ipswich, taking 40 minutes. Darsham is a 15-minute taxi ride from the hotel.

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Style & Character

The hotel is popular with couples looking for a quiet place to spend the weekend and enjoy good food, seaside walks and maybe a quick trip into Southwold. We love the gardens fronting onto the marshes, where there is a border of hops that owner, brewer and beer expert Mark uses to brew his own excellent beer.

Service & Facilities

Mark's wife Sophie makes delicious homemade bread every morning.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Beach access
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden

Dogs can stay in some garden chalets, max 2 dogs per room, £10 per dog per night. Guests can dine with their dogs in the bar, family room and outdoor terraces.


We love the fact that you can leave your car keys in the drawer while you're here and go everywhere on foot. The chalet rooms in the garden are spacious, and it's nice to open your door onto the garden and
marshes beyond.

Double, Twin, Garden Chalet
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, free Wi-Fi, TV, tea and coffee facilities

Food & Drink

As a beer-lover and wine expert, Mark is always happy to advise on the right drink to pair with each course. In game season you should try their venison carbonade.

The Anchor: seafood, oysters, local and homegrown produce, pasta, wood-fired pizzas, pub classics. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pizzas available 12-7pm Fri-Sun. Mains from £15.50.

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