The Parish Lantern
The Parish Lantern shop and tea-room sits beside the Village Green in the beautiful coastal village of Walberswick. The shop sells a wide range of good quality crafts, cards, clothes, books, toys, jewellery and gifts (as well as essential beach and crabbing gear!); the tea-room is much loved for its delicious home-made cakes, cream teas and pizzas!. We also serve award-winning Suffolk ice-cream.
The building was originally a merchant's house, then the village school, and became a shop after the First World War. In the 1920s it was an outlet for 'The Walberswick Peasant Pottery Company', and then became the NAAFI during the Second World War. Returning to retail in peacetime, it has now been run by Robin and Liz McLean, with help from family and staff, for over 20 years.