Brent Eleigh Cock
Brent Eleigh Cock
North East, 52.09476,0.83176
Real Ale is sold here.
Lavenham Rd (A1141), CO10 9PB
grid reference TL 940 478
Unspoilt gem and for many years identified by CAMRA as a best real heritage pub. Retaining two bars, In winter both bars are snug and warm; in summer with the doors open the bar is at one with it's surroundings. Hungry walkers and cyclists exploring the area will be pleased to know that landlady Deborah is a great cook and that food is available at all times. Bed and breakfast accommodation in unit at rear of pub. Real cider is generally Castlings Heath Cottage.
Games include shove ha'penny and pitch penny cut into a scrubbed table. The pub is also CAMROT (Campaign for Real Outside Toilets) approved, do not miss it!
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, an inn was recorded in Brent Eleigh as early as 1550; it seems probable this was the Cock, as according to the Listed Buildings Register, the pub's external features date from the 18th century but are probably built onto a much older core.
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- CamROT (Campaign for Real Outside Toilets) approved
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Nearest railway station
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1902. Note the significantly changed road layout. (interactive map)
Now free of tie this superb old and thoroughly traditional thatched pub retains excellent beer. Among the many features is a deeply etched table for shove ha'penny and a settle with pitch penny scars. My it never alter.
Beer: Greene King IPA, Abbot; Adnams Bitter; Mild.CAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)