Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. 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.
formerly Old Cock, Cock
Real Ale is sold here.
Bury Rd (B1506), CB8 7PR
grid reference TL 708 667
Large country pub with garden with play area helps to make this a popular venue for families. The main bar has a very high ceiling and open fire. Food available. Winter opening times Tuesday - Friday 11-3, 6-10.30; Saturday 12-11; Sunday 12-4
New for 2018: Meat-free Tuesdays with a plant-based menu available from 1800-2100.
Parts of the building date from about 1600, though it is recorded as early as 1563.
It was renamed the Kentford 2013/2014, though it retains a picture of a cock on the new sign.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Camping or caravan site nearby
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.8 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1901 (interactive map)
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, August 4th 1744*** to the Cock Inn at Kentford.
Auction of the Household Furniture and Farming Stock belonging to Mrs. Meller (widow) at the Cock Inn, Kentford...including brewing utensils for 5 combs, hogsheads etc.Ipswich Journal, 20 Sep 1777***
The announcement of the marriage on Monday se'nnight (5th) of Mr Malden, of Soham, to Miss Fletcher, of the Cock Inn, Kentford, Suffolk.Ipswich Journal, March 1810**
William Collins paid his bill with a cheque, but it was returned to Howell the bank concerned having stopped payment 46 years previously.Ipswich Journal, March 22nd 1862** (when Samuel Howell was the landlord)
In 1871 Greene King bought the Cock for the princely sum of £370.…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)