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Woodbridge Cock & Pyehistorical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian
closed January 31st, 1911
78 New St
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Cock & Pye's license was issued in 1853. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't clear, though the latter seems more probable.
The license was expired in 1911 as part of a scheme to reduce the number of alcohol licenses.
The building dates from the 17th century. It's shown on this OS town plan of 1881.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Closure date from Woodbridge licensing records.
The cock & pie may be a reference to peacock pie - a medieval dish for the wealthy.
NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden - this may have been an earlier structure to the current property.