Mary was asked to write this book for the Cobbold Brewery’s tercentenary as she is a descendent of the family. This book offers a fascinating insight into the rise of the Cobbold family in South East England from as early as 1300s through to current day.

Cobbold Ales & Tales revisits the 300 year history of Ipswich’s Cliff Brewery, telling the remarkable story of the Cobbold family and its influence on the Suffolk town.

From the 18th Century’s ‘Big John’ to the 20th Century’s ‘Mr. John’, the Cobbold family – owners of Ipswich’s Brewery, Bank and Football Club – ran in the lifeblood of the town, embodying its spirit through three centuries

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