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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 30/08/2018

Ipswich Cock

also traded as as: Two Cocks, Cock and Crown

historical era: ancient

opened 1609 or earlier

Fore St

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This was one of Ipswich's most ancient inns; one of only 24 listed in a town assessment of 1689.

The adjacent junction was once known as Cock corner.

One of several pubs in the town that used to host cock-fighting in eighteenth and early nineteenth century. This bloody spectacle could last several hours and was eventually banned in 1835. A one time it was particularly popular as a form of gambling and bouts were often held on festival days and during the Ipswich horse racing week.

A pub on this site was later known as the Welcome Sailor, but this may have been a later construction.


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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)