Cock & Bell

Hall St
Babergh
Long Melford
SUDBURY
CO10 9JR

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Opening Times

11-Midnight Mon-Sat; 12-11 Sun

Owner

Greene King

About the Pub

Traditional, timber framed pub with a refurbished bar & two dining areas, one of which is reputedly an old cock-fighting pit. Food is available (12-10pm) The building dates from some time before the 18th century & once included a Victorian <a href="/pubs/brewery/156">brewery</a>. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/635

Historic Interest

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Dec 1830 states that : <blockquote>Tuesday se’nnight was married by Rev. J E Daniell, Mr Thomas Alexander, ship & insurance broker, of Newcastle upon Tyne, to Miss Elizabeth King, eldest daughter of Mrs Dorothy King, of the Cock & Bell Inn, Melford.</blockquote> A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Mar-31 in 1860 when Francis Deeks was the landlord states that : <blockquote>"Joshua Hempstead 18, an ostler at the Cock & Bell was charged with rape of Fanny Mitchell 19. Hempstead had followed Fanny from the pub before knocking her to the ground. It was proven that the rape "had not been accomplished". Hempstead was found guilty of attempted rape & received a sentence of 9 months hard labour."</blockquote> A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 17 Oct in 1868 states that : <blockquote>Auction of the remaining portion of the country public houses of the late Mr BRADDOCK (a <a href="/pubs/brewery/226">brewer in BSE</a>) including the Bell Inn, Melford.</blockquote>

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

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Cock & Bell, Long Melford
Cock & Bell, Long Melford

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Sat Nav Reference

52.077726, 0.716965

OS Reference

TL862456

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

236; 370; 372; 373; 716 & 753

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