Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Woodbridge Cock & Pye
Woodbridge Cock & Pye
closed 31st January 1911
78 New St
grid reference TM 271 491
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.
Ref to Daniel Freeman at the Cock and Pye in Woodbridge.Ipswich Journal, June 18th 1743***
To be lett or sold, a well accustom'd Inn, call'd the Cock and Pye, in Woodbridge aforesaid, with convenient Houses and Outhouses, all in good Repair, now empty. Enquire of Mr Matthew Wealey or Mr Goodchild Clarke, both of Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, February 16th 1751***
A Copyhold Messuage or Tenement and Inn, called the Cock and Pye in Woodbridge, with convenient Stables and Outhouses, Yards and Gardens, being an ancient and well accustom'd Inn, now in the Tenure of Andrew Duffield. Estate in good Repair…
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.
(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.