A popular back street, two roomed pub which has been run as a free house for many years. The main bar has a wood-burner whilst the public bar has a pool table. There's regular live music and a quiz on Tuesday evening.
Under new ownership as of mid-2019.
The building dates from the 18th century.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Formerly owned by Colchester Brewery & Ind Coope***
To be sold by auction, all that old established public house, called the Cock Inn, situated in the George Street, in Hadleigh aforesaid. And now in the occupation of Mr Samuel Oldman, under a lease, of which 13 years will be unexpired 11th October 1825. An extensive trade is carried on at this Inn, which is now, and has been for the last 40 years, free from control of any brewer. These premises comprise 2 parlours, a kitchen, bar, bed chambers, brew house, wash house, cellars, good stables, yard, garden and pump with excellent water…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic details supplied by Bob Mitchell)