Thank you

At The Cock Horse Inn, we're proud to support our local community.

Although Lavenham is considered an affluent area, the reality is that there are many families who struggle financially and Christmas is a very difficult time. This year we will be opening a Christmas Pantry, accepting donations and hampers which can be collected and passed on to families and individuals in need, no questions asked. 

Know someone who would benefit from this? Or would you like to collect from our Christmas Pantry?

ANONYMOUSLY tick the selection box below for yourself or on behalf of someone you know. We want to be sure that we have enough hampers prepared for EVERYONE. 

Christmas Hamper Bags will be ready to collect on Friday 23rd December & Saturday 24th December between 10:00am and 4:00pm. No need to come into the pub, simply come to the side serving kiosk and collect your Christmas Hamper Bag. 


By putting together a Christmas Hamper and dropping it off to us you can contribute to one family in Lavenham and surrounding villages in having a happier Christmas.

We will ensure families in need can collect the hampers, no questions asked. 

If you are able to fill a whole hamper please complete the above (by selecting drop off donation from the drop down) so we can gage the number of hampers we will receive.

Please drop all donations to our Christmas Pantry on either Monday 12th or Tuesday 13th December between 10:00am and 4:00pm.   

If you would like to help, please obtain one strong carrier bag and fill it with the following items:

  • Chocolate Christmas log, Christmas cake or Christmas Pudding

  • Mince Pies

  • Children’s Christmas chocolate e.g. selection box, chocolate coins

  • After dinner/adult chocolate (no alcohol filled ones please)

  • Fancy sweet biscuits

  • Fancy crisps (Pringles or simular)

  • Cheesy/savoury biscuits or crackers

  • Nuts

  • Dried fruit (e.g. apricots, figs etc)

  • Gravy granules

  • Stuffing mix (dry)

  • Sweet pickles/chutney

  • Tinned Veg & Potatoes

  • Tinned Ham & Soups

  • Shower gel, hand soap or shampoo

Please ensure that

  • all items fit in one bag (the extra strong supermarket bags are ideal)

  • there are no perishables in the bag and that all items have a use by date of 25th December or later

  • there are no home-made items.

If you would like to speak to an individual in complete confidentiality please contact Amanda on

All enquiries and messages are kept anonymous and in the strictest of confidence.