also traded as Cock & Bottle
North West, 52.26281,1.02808
closed 13th August 1962
last owner/operator: Lacon's
grid reference TM 067 670
The original Cock building is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
A former Lacons pub which was rebuilt in about 1910.
The chap in the old photo is a Mr. Vincent who once kept the inn.
The Stow licensing book held at the Ipswich Record Office has a letter from Lacon's to the effect that they were de-licensing the pub in August 1962 and selling the building to the tenant, Mr WA Vincent (presumably the Mr Vincent in the old photo)?
Records in 1844 list the Cock as the Cock & Bottle.
Cock fighting (usually in a pit) was probably a regular feature near here (typically organised on Shrove Tuesday and other holidays), and hence the name was widespread until the activity was banned in 1795.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.