Fishpool Street was originally the main north west coach route out of St Albans, and the district has other historic pubs including The Six Bells. In 2015 the brewer McMullens said that it was difficult to find a tenant for the Blue Anchor. The building was later converted to residential use.
- Historic England. "THE BLUE ANCHOR (1103115)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
- Agius (2015). "Uncertain future for St Albans". Herts Advertiser.
- Whieldon, Fraser. "More than a quarter of St Albans district pubs shut between 2001 and 2018, data shows". Herts Advertiser. Retrieved 6 January 2020.