“A delightful place…named a "best practice" market town: its butchers, bakers and candlestickmakers are still intact…All the galleries, farmers' markets and festivals a gentrifier could want” The Guardian
Frome is a wonderfully vibrant and interesting place with something for everyone, and its centre is the perfect size to explore on foot.
Over recent years, Frome has drawn many artists and designers into its thriving creative community and today, the town is teeming with a wide range of independent boutiques, galleries, shops and services. Frome also offers a large array of wonderful places to eat and drink; a great café culture, fantastic pubs, delis, cocktail bars, restaurants, and given its location, wonderful local produce is plentiful. Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days when you’ll find handsome stalls of meat, cheese, bread, veg and fish in Market Place and the Cattle Market car park. Then, there’s the Frome Independent. The most fabulous ‘more than a market’ that takes over the town on the first Sunday of every month (March – December). Live music, local producers galore, designers and makers, gifts, clothes, treats, street food, kids craft clubs, antique market, vintage mobile disco…and loads more. All the shops are open too. You will not be disappointed!
With a booming music scene all year round, fantastic venues, two theatres, three screen independent cinema, comedy nights, art galleries, studios and exhibition spaces, Frome has a prolific presence in the arts. Several publications outline frequent local art exhibitions and nightly entertainment, from fabulous local acts to internationally acclaimed headliners and touring bands.
Frome has an interesting mix of architecture and more listed buildings that any other town in Somerset. Medieval Cheap Street, charming, cobbled Catherine Hill and the old Market Place, are lined with all the shops and services you could want.
Frome is a real Somerset gem and needs to be discovered; come and see for yourselves! And please come and see us in Kobi & Teal at the top of the cobbles of St Catherine's!