Sat 14 August 2021
It's back, 14th and 15th August 2021 for a delayed 30th birthday! A packed programme of family fun and entertainment including exciting horsemanship, The Dog and Duck Show, sheepdog demonstrations, falconry, displays and loads for kids. Take your dog for free.
And there is the Food Festival too. A cracking day out.
Bathurst Estate, Cirencester Park, Cirencester, GL7 2BU
This Grade II listed building is the centrepiece of the town. The pillared market house, dating form Georgian times, contains the Town Hall stands above the Market Place and features a stature of Queen Anne and bell turret. Once a month you’ll find the Farmer’s Market held underneath.
Market Place Dursley, GL11
Lovely farm shop on a dairy farm, advocating sustainable and local ethics. Selling great British produce, with a passion for supporting local businesses. Local meat, cheeses, veg, glass bottle milk from local farms, coffee and cakes.
Middlehall Farm, Eastington, Stonehouse Stroud, GL10 3AY
Post refurbishment this is a great shopping centre mixing independent retailers with household names, so it's worth taking a look (and it has a covered car park).
The Street Food Market is great, lots of choice to eat on site or take away. It's home to Artisan bakers, butchers, a local loose fruit and veg shop, deli, Thai, Pie, Italian, Asian to name but a few. Check opening times.
The centre is also home of Vue Cinema, Anytime Fitness, Stroud Bowl, Halfords, Fat Toni’s, Domino's, EE, Jojo Maman Bebe.
It's next to the bus station.
King Street, Stroud, GL5 1RR
WINNER OF 'BEST RURAL FOOD BUSINESS UK' 2019
Farm Shop, butchers and Café with Jolly Nice Values. Championing old fashioned, independent, sustainable British food, drink and farming. Showcasing brilliant local farmers and top notch producers. Worth a detour for superb burgers and sublime ice cream and cafe too.
Between Stroud and Cirencester
Frampton Mansell, Stroud, GL6 8HZ
The Shambles is one of the oldest areas in Stroud and is transformed on market days, traditionally Fridays and Saturdays, but Mondays too.
The Old Town Hall dates from the late 1500s and the market stalls used to be housed in the arches under the Hall. "Shambles" means "Butchers stalls, a Meat-Market".
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, preached from the butcher's blocks outside the Church Hall on 26th June 1742. There is a Blue Plaque to commemorate the event.
Double gates lead to St Laurence Church. A chapel stood here in Saxon times. The only remaining part is the Church Tower with its spire. Stroud became its own parish, separate from Bisley, in 1304.
The Shambles, Stroud
Multi award-winning and well known as one of the biggest, busiest and most popular farmers’ markets in the UK. Awarded best in the UK for 2013 for a second time by FARMA there is so much on offer, so arrive hungry and buy your picnic here. The ultimate farm shop.
Fri 20 May 2022
A new food festival is coming to Stroud in May 2022, with a fantastic line-up of some of the most respected names in the business, showcasing the awesome food and drink venues based in and around The Five Valleys.
Talks, masterclasses and Stroud’s finest home-grown food producers, chefs and restaurant owners will also be serving up tastings and workshops.
Cornhill will host its own Oktoberfest while The Long Table will take over St Lawrence’s Church Hall to hold a charity banquet. Family entertainment and culinary games, live music brunches, breakfast yoga and street markets.
Many of the events will be FREE with Stroud buzzing with food trucks and bars offering everything from international cuisine and local artisan produce, to vegan street food.
In all three days of this fantastic food fun.
High Street, Stroud, GL5 1AP
Thu 3 December 2020
Vintage Mary is a local legend. Beautiful, quirky vintage/retro and useful household items. Every Monday with lots of interesting finds. The storeroom next to the stall is an Aladdin's cave filled with crockery, cutlery, kitchen goodies, wool and knitting supplies, rugs and material! Shambles Market, Stroud.
Shambles Market, Stroud, GL5 1AP