The cock inn polstead is a traditional grade 11 17th century English country pub in the village of polstead on the Suffolk/Essex border know as Dedham vale AONB.

We offer a friendly relaxing welcome and fantastic food and drink in a stunning setting. Alfresco in the summer months in our large beer garden or in front of the roaring log fires in the winter months.

We offer regional cask ales and ales from around the counties, a gin bar with over 30 stocked gins, wines from around the globe and a well-stocked bar.

Our food menus change seasonally and look out for our daily specials and Sunday lunches.

We cater for weddings and you can hire the whole of the pub and restaurant as a venue with our own marquee in the garden overlooking the village green a perfect setting...

We also do Christenings, funerals, birthday parties any large gathering with bespoke Buffett menus.

Dog walkers- we are very dog friendly (in the bar area and garden) well behaved dogs on leads, bar treats and water bowls await your special friends we also cater for cyclists and rambling groups.

Private dinning

We also offer an intimate private timbered dining room “the stable Room” for afternoon teas, a special gathering or a large family meal or celebration.

Staying in the area

Polstead touring and camping site   campingandcaravaningclub.co.uk


Sprotts farm stunning  luxury holiday homes      


Both are dog friendly


Covid 19


We are delighted to announce we are now planning on opening on the 4th July 2020.With Strict Government Guidelines in place to keep you our customers and staff safe ..is our priority .. Our staff will have daily wellness checks with contactless digital thermometers for each shift and us the owner operators. We have increased cleaning schedules throughout the building. Our refurbished toilets are strictly one in one out and cleaned and sanitized regularly.

Please do not come to the pub if you are feeling unwell or Live with someone who has covid-19 or has symptoms.

Upon arrival please use hand sanitizer and you will be shown to your tables please book ahead as tables are limited due to social distancing and guidelines our tables are 2 meters apart.

Also, our “stable” private dining room is available with a separate entrance and exit bookings only.

We have a large beer garden and all benches are also 2 meters apart.

We have a reduced temporary menu and daily specials.

We also offer a takeaway menu too for food and drinks… we look forward to welcoming you all back soon…

Michael and Deborah

Temporary opening hours Mon-Tues (closed expect bank holidays).

Wed, Thursday 12-3pm    5pm-9.30pm

Friday, Saturday open all day 12-10.30pm

Sunday 12-8.30pm