The Cock, Brent Eleigh, Suffolk

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The Cock is a pub at its most basic and finest, a true ale house serving three cask ales, crisps, peanuts and cashews and not much else. A very friendly landlord made this timeless drinking establishment all the more memorable, especially so when he gave me a plastic cask ale tap, as well as a fine brass one.

 

I had told him of the cask ale parties I held back home and this seemed to strike a chord with him. He knew I would use them, not hang them over the bar, or worse, sell the brass tap. As to be expected, the Adnam’s Bitter was excellent, deliciously hoppy and very moreish.

 

The Cock has two small and tidy rooms, back-to-back both featuring a central fireplace and real fires. Toilets are outside across the top edge of the parking lot. There’s a single room for let. It’s just over a two mile walk from Lavenham, mostly on somewhat busy roads, though we did cut the corner off on the return trip by using a path over a grassy field.

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