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

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. 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.

Ipswich Cock

Ipswich Cock

also traded as Two Cocks, Cock and Crown

Closed pre-1840

opened 1609 or earlier

Fore St

grid reference TM 170 440 (approximate location)

This was one of Ipswich's most ancient inns; one of only 24 listed in a town assessment of 1689.

The adjacent junction was once known as Cock corner.

One of several pubs in the town that used to host cock-fighting in eighteenth and early nineteenth century. This bloody spectacle could last several hours and was eventually banned in 1835. A one time it was particularly popular as a form of gambling and bouts were often held on festival days and during the Ipswich horse racing week.

A pub on this site was later known as the Welcome Sailor, but this may have been a later construction.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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