app

The majority of pubs have now reopened after the latest lockdown, albeit still with restrictions. Many pubs currently have temporary trading hours; these are shown where known. We also show pubs we know have still not reopened as temporarily closed.

Please note that due to the pandemic currently being allowed to run out of control, many pubs are having to close temporarily due to staff or customers getting "pinged". Please check with the pubs if you plan to travel any distance.

Ipswich Cock

Ipswich Cock

also traded as Two Cocks, Cock and Crown

Closed before 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.

Map

map
expand

Historical interest

Historical interest

expand

Landlords

Landlords

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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

X