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 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!
This well-established, independent boutique on Catherine Hill offers a stylish collection of women’s clothes and unique jewellery.
An emporium of vintage clothing, always great finds to be had!
Frome fashion designer, known for her popular range of colourful Truly knickers and bed-wear, with all garments made England.Visit Website
Kobi & Teal
A fantastic choice of beautifully designed interiors, lighting and artwork.Visit Website
An inspiring collection of homewares, clothing and lifestyle products by up and coming designers and known brands alike.Visit Website
Food and Drink
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.Visit Website
Eight Stony Street
Vast wine selection and stone baked sourdough pizzas, West Country charcuterie and local cheeses.Visit Website
Offering a diverse selection of dishes and cocktails; a favourite with foodies of Frome.Visit Website
Sister café of the Fat Radish, a favourite for discerning coffee drinkers, serving epic breakfasts and sweet treats including delicious vegan options.Visit Website
Palmer Street Bottle
Craft beers, wines and spirits from the UK and around the world.Visit Website
The Cheese & Grain
The Cheese & Grain attracts big names in comedy and music; The Foo Fighters even appeared here in 2017!Visit Website
A long-established theatre featuring a diverse collection of acts.Visit Website
A charming venue set in a converted chapel built in 1707 – a beautiful setting for concerts and exhibitions alike.Visit Website
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2020, sure to feature unmissable acts.Visit Website
Popular arts venue with a gallery, workshop spaces, shop and café.Visit Website