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Ipswich Cock & Pye

previously known as Posada, Cock & Magpie?

Real Ale

13 Upper Brook St, IP4 1EG

01473 254213

grid reference TM 164 445

opened 16th cent

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regular real ales

Greene King range

guest beers

Genuine (is not Greene King) guests from a variety of breweries.

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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 07/04/2016

Town centre pub with a nice façade but heavily altered interior. Popular venue for live sport on TV and music at weekends.

This is one of Ipswich's most ancient pubs; one of only 24 to appear on a town assessment of 1689. It seems that it was formerly far more extensive than the current building. The Cock & Magpie reference may be fanciful.

Disabled toilet.

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

children-welcome Children are welcome

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.7 mile away Railway station about 0.7 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

Sport TV Sport TV

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

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

(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Name originates from an ancient oath 'by cock and pie' - an allusion to a gastronomical dish once created for banquets of chivalry - peacock pie included a guilded head at one end and a fanned tail at the other - and marked solemn occasion when knights-errant would pledge themselves to hazardous undertakings or enterprises.