previously known as: Cock & Bottlehistorical era: mid 20th century
closed August 13th, 1962
last owner Lacon's
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last updated 28/02/2016
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.