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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those planning to reopen when permitted are listed on this page.

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.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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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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