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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Wickhambrook Cloak

Wickhambrook Cloak

Closed about 1982.

opened 16th century, possibly earlier

Cloak Ln

grid reference TL 748 547

Now residential.

The Cloak was a brew house in 1937.

(details from Roger Waters)

In the December 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that the Cloak (Greene King) had closed.

Jean Bellis tells us:

I lived at The Cloak Inn during WW2 with my mother who served behind the bar. My father was stationed at RAF Stradishall & we used to walk to see him almost every evening at his RAF Camp. The landlord of The Cloak had a hook where his hand should have been. WW1 injury I was told. Despite the war they were happy days. Thought you might be interested in a piece of history from long ago.

It's shown as an un-named beerhouse on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

Map

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Gallery

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)

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