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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.

Needham Market Cock

Needham Market Cock

closed 1595

opened about 1506

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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