Frome mini guide

Our mini guide to Frome: 7 things to do when you visit us here

We love our new headquarters and store in Somerset. Right on the edge of the vibrant market town of Frome, there’s always plenty going on nearby.

So, if you’re thinking of making a day of it when coming to drop off or pick up your items from Storagebase in the West Country, here’s a little inspiration for where we’d recommend heading.

When the sun’s shining, enjoy coffee and cake, or one of the delicious whole food salads from the Garden Café on Stony Street, which has a fantastic walled garden and a deli: gardencafefrome.co.uk

Feed your creative soul with a visit to the public exhibitions at Black Swan Arts, Frome’s contemporary arts gallery and studios, which also has maker studios and a café with a courtyard. blackswan.org.uk

Check out some of Somerset’s most delicious produce at the monthly farmers’ markets, on the second Saturday of each month, in Frome’s recently renovated Cheese & Grain market hall. More details on the market producers at somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/markets/frome

On the first Sunday of every month, Frome’s market heritage comes to life across the length and breadth of the entire town centre. Think monthly mini festival! Expect artisan goods, local produce, flea market treasures, unique gifts, delicious food and live music at The Frome Independent - an event not to be missed (thefromeindependent.org.uk).

Fancy a pint and a pie? Head to The Three Swans on King Street, one of Frome’s oldest pubs, for a warm welcome - which extends to small people and dogs! threeswans.pub

Also on Frome’s King Street is the charming Thai Kitchen, which serves up a changing daily menu of delicious authentic dishes, for lunch and evening meals. We’d advise pre booking a restaurant table (takeaways also available) and visiting its tiny but well-stocked shop for Thai cooking essentials: thaikitchenfrome.com

For lashings of Somerset village charm - head out to the nearby village of Mells, which boasts three excellent places to stop for a caffeine fix, or local brew. The village’s traditional coaching inn, The Talbot, is a popular place to check in for the weekend, a meal, or a drink in its cosy bar or courtyard and garden. Opposite, The Walled Garden is a beautifully situated plant nursery and daytime café, serving wood-fired pizza - or further down the village’s main street, the community-run Post Office serves up an excellent breakfast, as well as locally made cakes. mellsvillage.co.uk

Can’t pack all of this into your next Frome Storagebase visit? No problem - it’s a good excuse to come back and see us!