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.
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.