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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.last updated 30/12/2019
Cockfield Greyhoundhistorical closure era: mid 20th century
closed 1950s or later
Dr Martin Moss tells us:
Although the closure date of the Greyhound is given as around 1870 the pub was still going strong when my grandfather George Harry Long frequented the pub up to around 1930 when he used to get his haircut there. A novel service for a public house. In my own and my father's recollection, I am sure the Greyhound was still trading until the 1950s.
The pub is shown as "old Greyhound" on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
It isn't entirely clear from this map precisely which building was the Greyhound. Looking more closely, it appears it may actually have been the building to the north-west of the one in our photograph; especially as this shows a building much extended from what's shown on the map.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.