The town and civil parish of Frome is located in the county of Somerset, England. Positioned around the River Frome at the eastern end of the Mendip Hills, this is a charming and attractive town and much of it boasts an olde worlde feel and look, which adds to its unique character. Frome has become something of a commercial, transport, and entertainment hub for the local area over recent years, and also hosts a number of cultural festivities and events such as the Frome Festival. The town has a rich and interesting history, which you can learn more about with a visit to Frome Museum as well as through local landmarks such as The Blue House, Rook Lane Chapel, and the cobbled Cheap Street.
Printing, metalwork, and wool were amongst the industries that Frome used to be known for. Evidence of these industries are still present in the town, with commercial and office space taken by companies such as Singer as well as Butler Tanner & Dennis. The retail scene is made up of smaller, independent stores than big chains. Other professionals and businesses based in the town include web designers, computer firms, business consultants, and photographers. AB Architectural Design Ltd is based in Frome along with RE Froud & Associates Ltd, Mindset Training, and Platinum Vauxhall Dealership.
Entertainment And Dining Out
In addition to the fun of the annual festivities, Frome offers a range of other options when it comes to entertainment. The Memorial Theatre and the Merlin Theatre are ideal venues for those who enjoy live performances. For live music, you can head to the Cheese & Grain. You can enjoy a great choice of eateries in Frome, with something to suit every taste and palate. For good, British pub food you can head to The Foresters Arms or The White Hart, while tasty Chinese dishes are available at Dragon Pearl. The Olive Tree is a good choice if you want to try something more exotic, with a good selection of Thai food.
Frome Railway Station offers access to rail links on the Bristol to Weymouth line, and the station itself is one of the oldest to still be running in Britain. Commuters can also benefit from direct links to Paddington in London. Roads in the area include the A361 and A362, which provide convenient road links for drivers. Buses and taxis in the town a readily available for those who are not planning to drive.