In­die shop­ping ad­ven­ture

Be­ing a town with such a strong sense of com­mu­nity it’s no sur­prise that Frome is a cham­pion of in­de­pen­dent re­tail­ers.

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try The High Pave­ment evening café, op­er­at­ing just on Fri­days and Satur­days. For craft beers and wines, ac­com­pa­nied by ar­ti­san cheeses or some­thing else from the deli counter, try Palmer Street Bot­tle or sit back with a cock­tail and bite to eat at The Fat Radish in Mar­ket Place.


Frome boasts not only hav­ing a reg­u­lar weekly mar­ket, but sev­eral of them. Ev­ery Wed­nes­day and Satur­day stalls are spread out around the Cat­tle Mar­ket car park, si­t­u­ated next to the at­trac­tive river­side. There’s also the Frome Coun­try Mar­ket which takes place at the Cheese & Grain ev­ery Thurs­day sell­ing home baked food, sea­sonal veg, plants, cut flow­ers and crafts. There’s a col­lec­tors and flea mar­ket on Wed­nes­days and then a se­lec­tion of monthly and bi-monthly mar­kets in­clud­ing the coun­try’s first reg­u­lar ve­gan mar­ket (the next is on 2 Fe­bru­ary). Frome hosts one of the largest farm­ers’ mar­kets in the South West on the sec­ond Satur­day of the month. There’s also the very pop­u­lar Frome In­de­pen­dent Mar­ket on the first Sun­day of the month from March to De­cem­ber. It brings artists and de­sign­ers, food pro­duc­ers, street food and vin­tage trade stalls from across the South West and is a huge af­fair tak­ing over the whole town cen­tre – and there’s en­ter­tain­ment too.

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