In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 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 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.
also traded as Two Cocks, Cock and Crown
opened 1609 or earlier
grid reference TM 170 440
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.
To be lett, the Cock, in St Clement's Parish, Ipswich. Enquire of Mr Smith, Common Brewer in St Nicholas Parish.Ipswich Journal, June 29th 1745***
Jeremiah White, landlord of the Cock in St Clement's Parish Ipswich offered a half Guinea Reward to anyone who could bring John Churchwood to him for a theft of his property, including two coats, several good shirts, a Pair of Bags, several Pair of Stockings and a Handkerchief.Ipswich Journal, October 1st 1748***
(The thief should not have been hard to locate as apparently, he was about five feet tall, wearing a brown wig, a Fustian Frock, a Plaid Waistcoat and a Pair of almost new Boots).
To be lett, the Cock in St Clement's Parish and the Three Cups, an old accustom'd House, in St Nicholas Parish…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)