On Sunday we went for lunch at the Anchor pub in Walberswick as I have wanted to go their to eat for years. As it was a beautiful day we sat outside with the dogs. We also ate a lot of food! We started with some bread – they make their own and it is delicious.
I then had a fish soup which was OK, but nothing special (so I didn’t eat it all). James however choose very well for his starter: he ordered the poached pear, goat’s cheese salad which was served on some delicious bread that he described as a cross between sticky toffee pudding and bread – it was amazing and definitely more pudding than bread. We didn’t take photos of the starters as we greedily started eating and completely forgot.
For our main courses I had a crab gratin with new potatoes and savoy cabbage and corn in a cream sauce. James had a roast of Sutton Hoo chicken. These were both delicious.
Even though we were both full we decided to have desserts. I had chocolate fondant with salted caramel ice-cream. I have to learn to make this ice-cream even if it takes me all winter! James had banana fritters with vanilla ice-cream. Again both were utterly divine. We drank Meantime beer which was also lovely. I would definitely go back there.
We then walked along the beach. Near the village it is a bit too crowded for my liking – maybe 20 or so people, but if you walk a little way you have it all to yourself – although I can’t imagine what it is like in the summer. It is nice, but it isn’t better than Shingle Street. Walberswick creek is good for crabbing apparently.
On our way back we stopped very briefly so I could take a photo of the church. It is similar to the church at Covehithe in that there was obviously a much bigger church at one point in time when things were busier, and the existing church has been built within this footprint.