They say there’s no place like Frome, and at DuoBoots we’re lucky to have our Head Office and Warehouse located in this quaint Somerset town nestled in the beautiful countryside.

Frome (pronounced ‘Froom’, as the locals will be quick to point out) is where much of our behind-the-scenes work takes place and is where every pair of DuoBoots is designed, before being made in family-run factories in Portugal. 

Named by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the UK, Frome has gained a reputation as a creative hub over recent years; loved for its sense of community, thriving café culture and its eclectic choice of independent boutiques. Where many UK high streets are suffering, Frome has carved itself a bustling town centre and engaged community, complete with a lively music and arts scene. Being an independent retailer ourselves, we feel DuoBoots is in great company in this unique town.

Wonder down the picturesque cobbled streets (watch out for the stream running through Cheap Street!) and you’ll find quirky homewear stores, women’s fashion boutiques (both local designers and vintage) and craft stores - many of which are owned and run by female entrepreneurs - with an independent speciality coffee shop never more than a few steps away.

Whether for a day trip or weekend getaway (Longleat Safari Park is just a 10 minute drive); Frome is well worth a visit. Explore some of highlights whilst you’re here:


Frome Independent Market

The first Sunday of each month sees the entire town centre come to life with the Frome Independent Market. Artisan traders from all over the South West showcase their work, from crafts and artwork to ethical clothing and jewellery. Well worth a visit if you’re looking to add personality to your home, shopping for unique gifts or fancy treating yourself. Don’t miss the flea market by the library, full of vintage nostalgia!

The St Catherine’s Quarter on Market Day

Bargain hunters’ bliss: Find vintage furniture and clothes at the Flea Market

The dog bakery ensures your four legged friends won’t miss out on the market experience

The food is great too, with a wide choice of delicious local produce and flavours from all over the world, from cheese and artisan bread to Japanese specialities and Thai cuisine – with plenty of vegan options available throughout. Don’t miss the beautiful range of organic vegetables available by the market cross or indulge at the artisan bakery stalls. A fab way to spend a Sunday, with live music and street performances… the local cider stands are well worth a visit too!


Catherine Hill

This well-established, independent boutique on Catherine Hill offers a stylish collection of women’s clothes and unique jewellery.


Catherine Hill

An emporium of vintage clothing, always great finds to be had!

Truly Sopel

Stony Street

Frome fashion designer, known for her popular range of colourful Truly knickers and bed-wear, with all garments made England.

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Kobi & Teal

Catherine Street

A fantastic choice of beautifully designed interiors, lighting and artwork.

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Catherine Hill

An inspiring collection of homewares, clothing and lifestyle products by up and coming designers and known brands alike.

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Food and Drink

Bistro Lotte

High Street

A favourite with the DuoBoots team, situated down the road from our office, this traditional French bistro and B&B serves delicious classics from tartiflette to moules frites to bouef bourbuignon. Boutique bed & breakfast also available.

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Eight Stony Street

Stony Street

Vast wine selection and stone baked sourdough pizzas, West Country charcuterie and local cheeses.

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Fat Radish

High Street

Offering a diverse selection of dishes and cocktails; a favourite with foodies of Frome.

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River House

The Bridge

Sister café of the Fat Radish, a favourite for discerning coffee drinkers, serving epic breakfasts and sweet treats including delicious vegan options.

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Palmer Street Bottle

Palmer Street

Craft beers, wines and spirits from the UK and around the world.

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What's On

The Cheese & Grain

The Cheese & Grain attracts big names in comedy and music; The Foo Fighters even appeared here in 2017!

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Merlin Theatre

A long-established theatre featuring a diverse collection of acts.

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Rook Lane

A charming venue set in a converted chapel built in 1707 – a beautiful setting for concerts and exhibitions alike.

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Frome Festival

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2020, sure to feature unmissable acts.

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Black Swan

Popular arts venue with a gallery, workshop spaces, shop and café.

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For more information about the town, visit Discover Frome.

Plan your trip to the area with Visit Somerset.

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