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There are two common origins of the Anchor pub name. The first of course is the maritime connection, a ship's anchor, and many coastal pubs called the Anchor are likely to have this root. The second is a Christian biblican reference from the Letter to the Hebrews "we have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul - a hope".

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Sign at the "Anchor Inn" at Yateley - geograph.org.uk - 1620611

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