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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

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. interactive map

old OS map

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(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.

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