The Anchor Inn was located close to the banks of the River Severn at the northern end of the town. It was built c1710 and was frequented by men working on the river. In 1828 the landlord was summonsed and prosecuted for ‘keeping the Anchor Inn open for purposes other than the reception of travellers’.
The Anchor Inn closed between 1860 and 1867 and was subsequently demolished. Newnham Police Station was built on the site of the Anchor which has since been converted to residential.
Landlords at the Anchor Inn include:
1809 Thomas Brown
1812 Richard Morris
1830 Joseph Richards
1839 John Jones
1846 William Jones
1852,1856 John Jones (John and Susan Jones in 1852)