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Walberswick Anchor

previously known as Blue Anchor



Real Ale

The Street, IP18 6UA

01502 722112

grid reference TM 497 746

opened pre-1874 (rebuilt 1927)

owner Mark & Sophie Dorber

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opening hours:

  • 1100-2300

food times:

  • 1200-1500, 1800-2100
(Times last updated 15/02/2012)

regular real ales

Adnams Bitter, Broadside + seasonal beers


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Local licensing authority for Walberswick is Suffolk Coastal
last updated 18/08/2015

The current building was built to replace the Blue Anchor (dismantled in 1929 - see note on historical tab) in this idyllic coastal village. Comprising 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.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

children-welcome Children are welcome

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

Car park Car park

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


(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)


Note

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.