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.



As Lavenham begins to re-open for business, we want to assure visitors that local businesses and the Parish Council are taking every precaution to ensure your safety.  We do ask visitors to be mindful that some of our pavements and lanes are narrow: there will be some parking restrictions in places to enable pavements to be widened.  The public toilets are being prepared for safe reopening, but in the meantime you can find portable toilets in the carparks. Several of the shops have had to adjust their trading hours and the days they open.  If you are making a special trip to see a particular shop, it might be an idea to ring them first.

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.  

Please help keep Lavenham lovely by taking your rubbish home with you and disposing of dog mess responsibly.

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 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!

Details of essential food and take away businesses below…

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

Essential & Take away services serving Lavenham and the surrounding villages

A R Heeks & Son

Our local grocer and Londis shop in the centre of the village.  This great team are open from 9am though are operating flexi closing times due to time needed to handle deliveries. Strict social distancing in place and will deliver to elderly local residents.

Lavenham Butchers

Greg, Jen and the team are operating Mon to Sat 9-4.30pm.  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.

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 – 8pm daily, but closed for short periods during the day for cleaning and restocking. Restricted numbers allowed in the shop.

East of England co-op

Current opening hours are 7am – 7pm, though closing for short periods to handle deliveries and to be able to put stock out during the day.  Strict social distancing measures apply. One way system in operation throughout the store.  Please enter from the side door.

Number Ten Wine Bar

Team Ten are currently closed in accordance with strict Government guidelines but are operating a take away and delivery service to Lavenham residents, and surrounding villages.  Click on the button below for more information and to see their takeaway menu.


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 Friday and Saturday 4-8pm.  Free delivery within a 5 mile radius. Phone your order through on 01787 827330 or email at info@thecockhorseinn.co.uk  Outdoor bar in a converted horsebox serving take home beer and more on Sat and Sun from 12pm

Here are some images of our beautiful village…come and see us soon!