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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Walberswick Anchor

Walberswick Anchor

formerly Blue Anchor

Real Ale is sold here.

The St, IP18 6UA

grid reference TM 497 746

hotel, opened pre-1874 (rebuilt 1927)

owner/operator: Adnams

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(01502) 722112

(01502) 722112

Situated in an idyllic coastal village, this bar and hotel caters for holidaymakers and locals alike. It has two cosy alcove areas heated by a fire on both sides with a side room for families and a spacious restaurant serving local produce plus a large garden. The pub is accessible from Southwold via footbridge or ferry. As well as Adnams ales, an extensive range of global bottled beers and craft ales are stocked. Accommodation is available in the main building or in garden chalets.

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

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.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Footnote

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.

(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)

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