North West, 52.16321,0.55533
Closed about 1982
opened 16th century, possibly earlier
grid reference TL 748 547
It's shown as an un-named beerhouse on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
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.
(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.