Much More Than A Market
Now in its fourth year, The Frome Independent is a street market with a real difference. Award-winning and ever evolving, over 80,000 people visit each year to sample the best artisan food, to socialise and to engage with the craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders that make the South West such a thriving place to be creative.
Shop independently, eat seasonally, sleep easily, repeat monthly…
The town centre is closed to traffic on the first Sunday of every month between March and December. To make it easier, we’ve got a breakdown of what to see and when to go.
When should I go?
2017 dates include 6th August, 3rd September, 1st October, 5th November and 3rd December. The market trades between 10am and 3pm, so there is plenty of time to have a browse and buy.
Getting to the market
By bike, by bus, by train or by car – the market is accessible for everyone. If you are visiting from the Bristol area, then the market is easily accessible by the A37, M4, A46 or A36 depending on your location. For guests staying at the hotel, it is only a 15 minute drive to the town centre of Frome where the market is held. You could take advantage of the park and ride scheme or make use of the public transport available. For more information, click here.
What’s on offer?
Forget mass-produced fast fashion – the Designer Maker section spans the length of Frome town centre and covers clothing, homeware and much more. It’s a great chance to ask the makers whatever questions you have, as no-one knows their wares better than they do.
Family Friendly Activities
And for those of us who don’t like shopping? There are plenty of events and activities going on to keep you entertained like retro music and acoustic sessions on the Market Place stage as well as some outstanding food and drink.
Places to Eat
You can find your next bite to eat around Boyles Cross, Stony Street, Market Place and Scott Road. The market will allow you to sample the sights and smells of fresh and cured meats, regional cheeses, fish, seasonal fruit, veggies, bread and cakes. With hot and cold delights from all over the world on offer, it’s a street food lover’s paradise. And if you a partial to a tipple? You can buy locally brewed beers and ciders, too.
Need a place to stay?
We offer convenient Wiltshire accommodation set in a British pub with a country twist. So, if you and yours want to go to a street market with a difference, and perhaps take your four-legged friend along too, then look no further for dog-friendly accommodation in Wiltshire.