Welcome to the Love Lavenham website

We find ourselves in unprecedented times.  The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the world has impacted our everyday lives, communities and businesses.

Many of the Lavenham businesses have been forced to close under this second lockdown, but continue to operate virtually.  Please see below to find out more!

As Lavenham re-opens for business at the beginning of December, we want to assure visitors that local businesses and the Parish Council are taking every precaution to ensure your safety.

The majority of our local businesses are small independents which makes our village even more unique and special.

We encourage you to shop small and support them – it has never been more important, so THINK BIG and shop small this Christmas… As the lockdown is lifted we will be opening until 8pm on Friday evenings for your convenience up to Christmas Eve.

Lavenham makes for an excellent day out and is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding Suffolk countryside and coast. We are the perfect choice for your post lockdown getaway Christmas break and we look forward to being able to welcome you back soon to one of our lovely holiday cottages, hotels or B&Bs!

Stay safe and stay aware!

(local businesses – to be added to the sections below, please email us at info@lovelavenham.co.uk)

ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES OPEN AS USUAL …

A R Heeks & Son

Our local grocer and Londis shop in the centre of the village.  This great team are open from 9am Mon – Sat stocking essentials and delicious foodie treats. Strict social distancing in place and they will deliver to elderly local residents, especially those who are shielding.

Lavenham Butchers

Greg, Jen and team LB are open as usual Tues to Sat 9-5.00pm.  supplying meat, some fruit and veg, eggs and Caseys frozen puds. Super busy so please be patient! You can email or ring your orders through.  Limited numbers permitted in the shop observing social distancing rules. Now taking orders for your Christmas turkeys!

Lavenham Bakers

Our award winning bakers Sparling & Faiers are working around the clock to bring you your daily bread.  Strict social distancing measures are in place and all bread is pre-wrapped.  Open  Mon – Fri 10-5pm (wed 1pm). Sat – 9-1pm

The Top CO-OP

Affectionately known as ‘the top co-op’, staff are working hard to keep us all well stocked with essential supplies.  Strict social distancing measures are in force.  Open 7am – 10pm daily.  Restricted numbers allowed in the shop so please be patient.

The Post Office at the VIP

The Community and Visitor Information service is closed during lockdown, however, The Volunteers of the Trust remain committed to supporting Post Office personnel allowing them to continue providing an essential service to the village. Open 11am to 2pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Any alterations to the PO service will be announced on the Facebook and Instagram pages – Lavenham VIP.

East of England co-op

Current opening hours are 7am – 9pm.  Strict social distancing measures apply. One way system in operation throughout the store so please enter from the side of the building.  Frozen CookShop meals available.

Lavenham Pharmacy

Open as usual.  See website for opening hours and contact details.

Home Kitchen

Lavenham’s newest business – a micro department store and refillery.  Open  from 11-3, but currently closed Tues, Thurs and Sat.

L & B Wines

Specialist wine shop stocking a wide selection of fine wines including a biodynamic, organic and vegan selection.

OPEN FOR TAKEAWAY…

Number Ten Wine Bar

Team Ten are currently closed in accordance with strict Government guidelines but are operating a fantastic ‘heat at home’ service delivering to Lavenham, Preston, Monks Eleigh and surrounding villages on a Friday lunchtime  They are also offering friday night take away/delivery service of their fabulous pizzas and pasta dishes to Lavenham residents, and surrounding villages.  Click on the button below for more information.

Memsaab

The main restaurant is closed in accordance with Government guidelines but Memsaab are now offering a take away service from Wed – Sun evenings.  You can see their menu by clicking the button below. Choose from the dishes on offer then ring your order through on  0178 724 9431

The Cock Horse

Takeaway menu available every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday Roasts delivered locally to your door!  Free delivery within a 5 mile radius. Phone your order through on 01787 827330 or email at info@thecockhorseinn.co.uk

Chilli and Chives

Open 9am-2pm Wed to Sun.  Serving bacon sandwiches, toasties, cakes, coffee, tea and hot chocolate to take away.  Also available, a delicious selection of quiche, ready made main meals and desserts from the freezer.  Fresh cakes available to order.  email chillichivesshop@gmail.com for an order form or call 07960 961738

Lavenham Parlour

Open Saturdays and possibly Sundays for take away drinks, chocolates truffles, ice cream and Christmas foodie hamper treats.  Also available for click and collect orders.  Excited to be stocking Italian Panettone, made especially for the Parlour by the same small family company that makes them for Fortnum and Mason!

Tatums Teahouse

Tatums Teahouse is open for takeaways Wednesdays to Saturdays 10-3pm selling soup; sandwiches; filled bagels & baguettes; coffee; cakes and scrumtious afternoon tea boxes.  Pre orders can be placed at tatumteahouse@gmail.com

Lavenham Blue

Lavenham Blue offers you ‘Afternoon Tea in a Box’.  Amanda and her team started their afternoon tea delivery service back in March and what a great addition to Lavenham Blue they have become!  They are the perfect gift for a birthday, anniversary or a reminder that someone is loved!  Throughout December there will be a fabulous Christmas themed afternoon tea box. Tailor made boxes, especially for you, also available.

Tel 01787 248295

email lavenhamblue@hotmail.com

SHOP ONLINE FOR HOME DELIVERY OR CLICK & COLLECT…

Blue Magpie

Lifestyle Store & Picture Framing Studio

We will be working Mon – Fri in our framing studio, so do get in touch to drop off framing or we can collect locally.  Consultations can be conducted via facetime or zoom.

New website coming soon for online shopping and click and collect service!  Do take at look at our Christmas window display and get in touch if anything takes your fancy.

Pickles & Lillies

A quality childrens wear, toys and gift shop located on our beautiful High Street.  Shop with Kate online or contact her for a virtual guided tour of the shop for that personal shopper experience!  Stockist of Frugi and Lanka Kade.

Hollibels

A small family run business, Hollibels started in 2019, inspired by our own dogs Holly and Bella. We are an online business selling natural dogs treats, grooming products, eco dog toys and handmade collars and leads lined with sumptuous velvet.

Let us know the breed of your dog and we can ensure the treats are the appropriate size or if you are really looking to spoil them why not have a collar and lead made especially for them.

VIRTUAL PERSONAL SHOPPING SERVICE…

POSY

Posy is posting on Instagram and Facebook daily @posylavenham ‘decoration of the day’ and gift ideas. Posy is also offering virtual shopping…book a slot and have Lienne be your personal shopper over FaceTime,WhatsApp or zoom. Collect your purchases or have them posted to you! Lienne will happily gift wrap free of charge so please just ask!

COUNTRY FLAIR

Owner Katrina is using Facebook and Instagram for customers to message or make an appointment for click and collect or to place orders which can be posted out, or they can email orders across too.