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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 21/07/2019

Wickhambrook Cloak

historical closure era: late 20th century

opened 16th century, possibly earlier

closed about 1982

Cloak Ln

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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


(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)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.