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Friday 31st October 2014
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What does Arms mean in pub names?

Question

Pub names that end with Arms, like the Blacksmith Arms. What is the meaning of the word Arms in the name?
Peter

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: David, New Malden
Qualification: I drink in pubs
Answer: It's to do with Coats of Arms. For a tradesman's arms pub, it would be about the guild in question.

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