Why Visit Frome the Home of Deadly is the Female?

We are often asked why Deadly is the Female was opened up in a little town in Somerset instead of a big bustling city. Well, Frome isn’t just any town. Frome is incredibly unique and a wonderful place to visit.

We’d like to share with you 5 reasons why we think Frome is a great place to visit….
(Besides Deadly is the Female being in Frome!)

Catherine Hill, Frome taken by a lovely visitor

Packed to the rafters with artisans, historic buildings, beautiful independent shops and creative people, Frome is a wonderfully vibrant and eventful town. It is the perfect destination for discerning tourists looking for something just a little bit different on visits to Somerset.” – Discover Frome

1) Frome is filled with many wonderful independent shops, each are completely unique. Just down the hill from our boutique, you’ll find a variety of cute shops selling gifts and items such as hand crafted jewellery, home wares, vinyl records, home made soaps and creams and many beautiful pieces of art. We also love the vintage clothing shops in Frome because you never know what gem you may stumble upon in these gorgeous stores. In Frome, you are able to find many shopping essentials at a high quality that you simply won’t find on the high street.

Catherine Hill, Frome by Chris Bailey Photography

2) If you are a foodie then goodness you are in for a treat when you visit Frome! Frome is filled with a variety of eateries, there really is something for everyone. There are so many independently run cafe’s to choose from and each has a quality that makes them unique. Frome has a Sicilian cafe, a vegetarian cafe, a cafe where they make delicious home made ice cream and so many more. Of course, if you are a coffee or cake lover then Frome has some excellent cafe’s where you can just sit with a cuppa and watch the world go by. If you are looking for an evening meal, Frome has just as much variety with eating establishment’s specialising in Italian, Chinese, Indian, traditional pub grub and even a restaurant that changes their menu weekly to suit what is in season. Frome and food go together so well!

Frome Museum by Chris Bailey Photography

3) The history and heritage of Frome as a town is simply fascinating. “Frome means ‘brisk-flowing water’ and the early town and its Market Place grew around springs which to this day provide continuous supplies of fresh clean water. The town dates from around the 7th century when the Abbot of Malmesbury, St Aldhelm, founded a monastery here. The monastery has long since disappeared but interesting religious buildings continue to dominate the skyline including St John’s Church with its unusual Via Crucis and Rook Lane Congregational Church built in 1707, now an arts centre.” – Discover Frome. The architecture of the town is just beautiful with many buildings dating back to the 1700’s. There are so many historic hidden gems to discover around the town!

Cheap Street, Frome taken by Chris Bailey Photography

4) Frome has an incredible range of entertainment venues and events. The town has two theatres; a traditional theatre that opened in 1925 and a contemporary modern theatre. Both theatres host incredible performances of dance, drama, music, comedy and so much more. Right in the centre of the town is a fabulous entertainment venue The Cheese & Grain, a not for profit social enterprise. This venue has played host to many great acts including The Wurzels,  Andy Parsons, Cara Dillon and even most recently The Foo Fighters! Frome even hosts it’s own Gin, Rum and Beer festival throughout the year. Did you know Frome also has it own festival? There is so much available to keep you entertained in Frome.

Cheese & Grain Frome by Chris Bailey Photography

5) The Frome Independent Market is a highlight in the Frome calendar! Established in 2013, on the first Sunday of every month Frome hosts it’s own Independent Market. “The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market with a difference. We reclaim Frome’s high street once a month to showcase the best independent craftspeople, designers, makers, producers and traders in the South West.” – The Frome Independent. This event is truly spectacular, the centre of the town is closed off to traffic and instead is filled with wonderful traders, yummy food, music and so much to see and do. We recommend everyone visit the Market, it’ll draw you back again and again. It’s more than just a market.

We love Frome and highly recommend a visit to this beautiful town!