Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Frome and the Vintage Bazaar

On Saturday I enjoyed my first full day off since opening the tea room. Luckily, we have a couple of very good weekend girls who have worked there longer than me and really know their stuff; phew.

What luck that my day off coincided with the Vintage Bazaar in Frome; it's only held a couple of times a year and I wasn't able to go to the last one, so I was really keen to get along this time. Plus hubby and I were looking forward to seeing the re-modelled Cheese and Grain where the Bazaar is held (the last time we were there was to see Billy Bragg and the work was still being done.)

The first space you come across on entering the building is the much, much larger cafe area. The cakes looked fabulous but we wanted to check out the vintage offerings first so I snapped this quick photo and we moved on to the main hall.
The space feels much lighter, brighter and airier now, and there's a lot more room to move between the stalls, which makes the whole experience even more enjoyable.
So many lovely stalls selling so many lovely things

DC really wanted me to buy this picnic set, but the £65 price tag was a little more than I wanted to spend. In the end I came away empty handed; how did that happen?
After a quick pitstop for cake and coffee in the lovely cafe (the brownies are deeeelicious, I need their recipe!), we headed off for a little wander round lovely Frome and in particular Catherine Hill with it's fabulous collection of one-off shops. Ahhh, lovely lovely lovely.

And then my iPhone declared itself to be out of space so no more photos could be taken. Grrrr.

Anyway, Frome is lovely and I would thoroughly recommend a visit there if you are in the vicinity (or even if you're not - it's well worth a bit of travelling time); if you can time your visit to coincide with the next Vintage Bazaar, then even better!


  1. It looks wonderful, I'd love to have a rummage around there, I'll have to look out for it. Hope the tea room is going well, I'm really glad you were able to have a well deserved break.. CJ xx

  2. I love Frome - we visited a couple of years ago and I thought it was a fab little town. It's on my list for a revisit soon - thanks for reminding me!


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