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A pub with a nationally important historic interior

A pub with a nationally important historic interior, the result of CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect and promote the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

SUFFOLK - Brent Eleigh, Cock

An historic pub interior of national importance

Lavenham Rd (A1141), Brent Eleigh, CO10 9PB

OSRef: TL940478

Tel: (01787) 247371


Opening Hours: 12-4, 6-11; 12-11 Fri & Sat; 12-10.30 Sun

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale and Real Cider

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Food: Lunchtime and Evening Meals

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1037385

Listing Date: 1980

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A lovely old thatched building, probably 18th-century, although the timber-framing behind the rendering may be older. The smaller bar on the right has wooden panelling in the dado, an old bar counter and shelves, complete with a drawer by way of a till. The quarry-tiled floor, tongue-and-groove panelled ceiling, old fireplace (but modern brick hearth surround) and bare wall benches all add to the atmosphere. The larger room on the left saw some changes in 1976. The servery was created by cutting back the off-sales area by several feet and opening a counter: However, the off-sales hatch was repositioned and the outside door still survives on the side of the pub. Note the hole in one bench for the now rare pub game of pitch penny. On the big table you can make out two scratched shove ha’peny boards (that nearest the door has beds that look more suitable for farthings than ha’pennies!). A 1989 book called The Perfect Pub by Nick and Charlie Burt opined that this indeed was it.

Cock, Brent Eleigh
Main Bar