Visiting Frome: A Day Trip

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Jun 21, 2021

Since moving to Bath, Frome was high up on my list of places to visit and it did not disappoint.

While you’d be able to wander around by foot and stumble upon most of Frome’s independent stores and cafes in a day, I thought I’d jot down some of my highlights.

Things to do in Frome

Frome Shopping

Frome is packed with charm and plenty of independent, artisanal stores to peruse.

Strolling up cobbled Catherine Hill, you’ll soon stumble upon the lovely Bramble and Wild. It’s hard to miss this beautiful storefront filled with fresh flowers and homeware bits.

Soon after you’ll find one of my favourite stores in Frome, Life of Riley.

A small shop with an array of antique treasures at very affordable prices. I’ve yet to visit Frome without leaving with something from here (including a table which was lugged back with me on the bus trip home and now happily living in our living room).

Just next door you’ll find Moo & Two, arguably the best coffee we’ve had since moving to England.

Resident is definitely worth a browse for beautifully crafted gifts and homeware bits.

Pop into Ground for the most amazing ceramics all handmade by owner, Fi Underhill. Her speckled mugs and coffee drippers are officially on my wishlist.

Frome hardware, a modern take on traditional hardware. They’re firm believers in buying less, but better quality so they’ve curated a collection of well-made tools and functional products that are also pleasing to look at. I’m looking at you wicker-rug-beater.

Pilea for satisfying all your houseplant needs and desires.

Frome Restaurants and Eateries to grab a bite

You can’t visit Frome without popping into Rye Bakery. Set in a lovingly restored 19th-century chapel. The food is hearty and delicious with plenty of options on the menu. They’re very kid-friendly with a lovely green outdoor space to enjoy your eats, which was a big win for our 3-year-old. We’re very keen to head back one Friday eve to try out their pizza nights.

If by now, you’re feeling thirsty for a cold beer or glass of wine you can head to Palmers bottle store to sort you out.

Another great lunch spot is the newly opened Nook for their Australian-inspired food selection from smoothie bowls to salads to healthy sweet treats. I slurped up my smoothie before I managed to get a photo but I can confirm of its deliciousness.

If you’re more in the mood for something warm, head to Cheap street where you can end off your day trip with some caffeinated goodness from Frama.

There’re plenty of independent cafes, clothing, book and toy stores to browse between all the above mentioned spots. And although you can see most of Frome in a day, we found ourselves planning our next trip back on the journey home to Bath. See you soon, Frome. (Pronounced Froome)

How to get to Frome

Train to Frome From Bath

Take the Great Western Railway from Bath Spa to Frome. The journey is just under 40 minutes and prices start at £10.60. Just note that the Frome station is about a 15-minute walk from the centre of town.

Bus to Frome from Bath

Take the D2 from Bath City Centre directly to Market Place, Frome. It’s a scenic 40-minute journey. A single ticket is currently £3,85 but it would be worth your while getting a day pass for £6,60 if you don’t plan on staying the night. If you’re in a group of up to 5 people you can get a group day pass for just £13,20.

Train to Frome From London

It’s roughly a 2 hour 15 minute train journey from London, starting at £27,60 for a single ticket.

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