Food, Drink & More
Towns & Villages
Somerset’s food and drink offering boasts much more than just the famous, traditional county favourites of cider, bread and cheese. The combination of a favourable climate, lowland pastures, hillsides perfect for livestock grazing, and wide open spaces makes Somerset a successful producer of meat and fruit.
The wealth of farmers’ markets, food festivals and farm shops is testament to the high- quality, locally-produced food and drink Somerset has to offer. Home of the UK’s favourite cheese, cheddar, Somerset is a thriving cheese maker alongside both large-scale and artisan cider producers.
Whilst sampling the explosion of flavours at the farmers’ markets, make the most of discovering new recipes and flavour combinations from the variety of experienced local producers. As you browse, take in the quintessentially Somerset surroundings, like Axbridge’s medieval square and the stunning gothic architecture of Wells
Some 70 stalls can be found at the Bath Artisan Market, which is home to artists, designers, vintage sellers and local food producers. It usually takes place on the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm.
This outdoor canopy market is situated in the Hollies Gardens next to the High Street. It takes place on the first Saturday of each month and has a good selection of local producers represented.
Awarded a Gold in the 2018 Taste of the West Farmers Market awards, the Keynsham market runs on the second Saturday of each month. with a huge variety of traders ranging from traditional farmers to artisan food producers.
On the first Sunday of the month from March to December, the town centre of Frome is closed to traffic and is transformed into a huge celebratory market event that is more like a festival.
On the third Saturday of each month, the market is held outside the Henhayes Centre in this traditional market town with a comprehensive selection of around 16 stalls.
Burnham-on-Sea Farmers’ Market is a lively event held on the last Friday of the month right in the centre of this seaside town.
The market in Axbridge is held on the first Saturday of every month in the 400 year old market square at the centre of town.
Glastonbury was the first market to be started by Somerset Farmers’ Markets. It’s open on the fourth Saturday of each month with stalls located around Market Cross, right in the centre of the town.