Photo of Cock

grid reference TM 333 897

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listed building grade II

CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.

last updated 25/01/2020

Bungay Cock

historical closure era: ancient

73 Earsham St

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This building is not shown as a pub on any available OS map (back as far as 1885), so probably closed a long time ago. Even in 1885, the adjacent bridge is called "Cock Bridge", but the building is marked as "Bridge House".

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 it was banned in 1795.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)