Currently closed - may reopen?
3 Callis St, CO10 8PX
grid reference TL 769 455
opened 15th century
Grade II listed building dating from early 15th century It underwent major renovation in the 20th and was updated in 2015 and now offers two ales from local Nethergate Brewery alongside four guests. A small brewery was located somewhere on site in the late 19th century Pleasant garden to rear.
The Cock was named Adnams' pub of the year in the brewery's 2008 Pub Awards, though these days it's associated with Nethergate Brewery.
A small brewery was located somewhere on site in the late 19th century.
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
This pub may date from the 15th century but the first reference to it as an inn is in 1636.
The current building apparently dates from the 17th century, but underwent major renovation in the 20th. There must also have been some extensive re-building or extending in the early 19th century as reported:
Thomas Bridgeman,(late waiter a the Greyhound Inn at Bury) respectfully informs his friends, gentlemen, farmers and travellers and others that he has the newly built and commodious house called the Cock Inn at Clare, Suffolk, which he has fitted up with the neatest of manner with new beds and other requisite furniture and laid in a selection of good wines of the best vintage and genuine spirituous liquor…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Historical detail found in Clare Book II streets
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.