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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Needham Market Cock

Needham Market Cock

closed 1595.

opened 1506 circa

107-109 High St

grid reference TM 087 551

The building dates from the early 15th century.

Thomas and Margaret Sewell were licensed to brew beer here in 1501 and subsequently Margaret sold the inn to Thomas Raven in 1506. Robert Sargent may have been living here at that time.

Thomas Raven sold the inn to James Edmunds and by 1544 it was being rented by Roger Edmunds.

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 barbaric practice was banned in 1795.

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

(information from book "Needham Market Pubs" by Desmond and Shelagh Herring)

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