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The current building was built to replace the Blue Anchor (dismantled in 1929 - see note on historical tab) in this idyllic coastal village. Comprising of three cosy rooms with wood panelling plus a 50 seater restaurant run by the innovative chef, Sophie, continuing their commitment for linking beer with food. The third room doubles as a family room. Walker and dog friendly. Apart from Adnams beers there is an extensive real bottled beer selection from around the world. The pub is accessible from Southwold via the footbridge.
Landlord Mark Dorber runs regular Beer Academy courses and the couple also own the Stratford St Mary Swan.
Smugglers' tunnels have been identified leading to the Anchor.
Adnams Bitter, Broadside + seasonal beers
Local licensing authority for Walberswick is Suffolk Coastal
last updated 26/10/2014
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper & book information from Bob Mitchell)
Blue is a heraldic colour of hope. The spare anchor at sea was often known as the hope anchor. "Anker" can also relate to a measurement of 8.5 gallons.