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Cotton Cock

also traded as as: Cock & Bottle

historical era: mid 20th century

closed August 13th, 1962

last owner Lacon's

Cock Rd

grid reference TM 067 670

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last updated 16/09/2016

Former Lacons pub that was rebuilt in about 1910.

The chap in the old photo is a Mr. Vincent who once had the inn.

The Stow licensing book held at the Ipswich Record Office has a letter from Lacon's to the effect that they were de-licensing the pub in August 1962 and selling the building to the tenant, Mr WA Vincent (presumably the Mr Vincent in the old photo)?

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 03 Jun in 1837 stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Cock, Cotton.

Listed as Cock & Bottle in 1844

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Cock fighting (usually in a pit) was probably a regular feature near here (typically organised on Shrove Tuesday and other holidays), and hence the name was widespread until the activity was banned in 1795.