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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.last updated 30/12/2019
also traded as as: Cock & Bottlehistorical closure era: mid 20th century
closed August 13th, 1962
last owner Lacon's
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.
The original Cock building is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(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.
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.