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Best Places to Eat Out in Frome including Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes

Sally's Top 12 Places to Eat Out in Frome

After a long day, perhaps visiting Bath, enjoying Longleat with discount tickets or discovering more about Stonehenge you might NOT want to spend an evening cooking for the family for the umpteenth time and who'd blame you?

Thankfully, our self catering holiday accommodation is only a few minutes drive from Frome town centre so you'll be spoilt for choice with a multitude of restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from.

I've listed below 14 of of my favourite places to eat in Frome, these make my list as they're the eateries we typically visit the most, either as a family or as a couple on a (rare) date night. There are more establishments in Frome but these are the ones I know as a local to the town.

Frome Cafes

I've included some of my favourite cafes in Frome but please note they generally don't open in the evening, they're more of a brunch, lunch or late afternoon thing for us.

 

Café La Strada

This popular cafe in Frome has earnt 395 Google Reviews - mostly 5 star from what I've read! In my experience it's a well run independently owned cafe with exemplary service and great food and drinks. 

 
 
 
 
 
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At the top of the street (making it a great place to people watch outside) there is always a great atmosphere with incredibly friendly staff and amazing quality food - though I'll be honest it's not cheap, but you do get what you pay for in terms of quality in my experience. Open 7 days a week.


Address: Cafe La Strada, 13 Cheap St, Frome, BA11 1BN

Telephone:  01373 474374

Website: http://www.cafelastrada.co.uk/


 

Moo and Two

177 earned (mostly) 5 star reviews on Google. Moo and Two is a really nice cafe with nice staff, but I recommend you get there early as this Frome cafe frequently gets busy!

 
 
 
 
 
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A cosy place to sit with lovely coffee and pastries being served whilst hanging out on Catherine Hill people watching. Moo and Two is dog friendly too but that might not suit everyone...


Address: Moo and Two, 27 Catherine Hill, Frome, BA11 1BY

Telephone: 07816 311452

Website: https://www.mooandtwo.com/


 

The Garden Café

This cafe has earnt 365 mostly 5 star reviews and trust me it's a lovely find in Frome! Lots of choice on the menu and the cafe owners cater well for vegans and vegetarians too.

 
 
 
 
 
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Sadly this cafe now only offers a take-out option serving snacks and drinks but there is no inside seating. A bit of a shame in my experience!


Address: Garden Cafe Frome, 16 Stony St, Frome, BA11 1BU

Telephone: 01373 454178

Website: https://gardencafefrome.co.uk


 

The River House

With 443 positive Google reviews, you'll find The River House next to Frome's Art Centre. The staff are friendly and lend to the great atmosphere all round. 

 
 
 
 
 
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A really funky independent cafe in Frome, Steve and I absolutely love it! There's plenty of outdoor seating too plus they play some great music on vinyl.


Address: The River House at Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge St, Frome, BA11 1BB

Telephone:  07921 852785 (note you can't book tables in advance, it is walk up only)

Website: https://www.riverhousefrome.co.uk


 

Frome Pubs for Dining

If you're looking for pub dining experience in Frome then you're in luck - there's plenty to pick; the ones I have listed below are the ones we, as a family, think are the best pubs in town.

 

The 3 Swans

With 415 great Google reviews, you'll find this a good old fashioned Frome pub offers a really warm welcome atmosphere to locals and visitors to the town alike.

 
 
 
 
 
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This is a gem of a Frome pub! The food is great and we feel it's reasonably priced too. Some say "its the best pub in Frome" so high praise indeed!


Address: The Three Swans, 16-17 King St, Frome, BA11 1BH

Telephone: 01373 452009

Website: https://www.thethreeswans.com


 

The Crown Inn

With 107 great Google reviews you'll find this is a really good pub, with a cool laidback atmosphere yet friendly personality. The food is good too!

 
 
 
 
 
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This pub has some amazing decor which never ceases to surprise me. They offer good sized portions for the money and do a brilliant Sunday Roast that's worth experiencing! They allow dogs too. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.


Address: The Crown Inn, 24 Keyford, Frome, BA11 1JW

Telephone: 07951 496229

Website: No website listed as at 05/03/2024


 

The Mason’s Arms

374 Google reviews, most of which are very good, this is a dog friendly pub serving up classic and fresh homemade food. Staff are friendly too!

 
 
 
 
 
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A very traditional Frome pub, my other half loves it as they offer Butcome Original on draft. you'll find generous offerings of classic pub grub from their menu but it's all fairly priced. Worth a visit. 


Address: The Masons Arms, Marstons Gate, Marstons Road, Frome, BA11 4DJ

Telephone: 01373 461400

Website: https://www.themasonsarmsfrome.co.uk


 

The Old Bath Arms

Over 700 great reviews on Google - that's an impressive feat online and I am not surprised, their food is exceptional. if you expect high standards I don't think you'll find much wrong at this pub, it's near perfect for us!

 
 
 
 
 
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An olde worlde stone pub that's got lots of quirky rooms to sit in. They offer up pretty decent food - we think their burgers are some of the best in Frome. In our experience they take great pride in always going the extra mile for their customers. 


Address: The Old Bath Arms, 1 Palmer St, Frome, BA11 1DS

Telephone: 01373 465045

Website: https://www.theoldbatharms.co.uk


 

My Favourite Restaurants in Frome

I love the wide diversity of restaurants in Frome, you can taste food from nearly all round the world in our small little town. Certainly worth checking the restaurants out I've mentioned below and sampling their food!

 

The Dragon Pearl Chinese Restaurant

146 mostly brilliant Google reviews for this popular restaurant in Frome.

 
 
 
 
 
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A really spacious Chinese restaurant for those that love their noodles! They make a mean Singapore Noodles here by the way. Can be a little pricey but we've always enjoyed our previous visits, the quality of their food is amazing. 


Address: The Dragon Pearl Chinese Restaurant, 18 Palmer St, Frome, BA11 1DS

Telephone: 01373 455787

Website: http://www.dragon-pearl.co.uk/


 

Namira’s Spice

179 pretty good Google reviews, Namira's Spice offers up full flavoured Indian restaurant that will get your tastebuds going for sure.

 
 
 
 
 
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If perfectly flavoured Indian food is your thing then head to Namira's - you won't be disappointed. My husband, Steve, loves it here.


Address: Namira's Spice, 14 Palmer St, Frome, BA11 1DS

Telephone: 01373 229411

Website: https://www.namiraspice.com


 

High Pavement

172 AMAZING 5 Star Google Reviews - this is my favourite place to eat out in Frome! Really attentive staff serving up some sublime tapas!

 
 
 
 
 
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Set in the heart of Frome (it's on Palmer Street), High Pavement is a family run restaurant that offers exquisite Moorish Tapas food - its REALLY popular so you may need to book (as we do) months in advance. 


Address: High Pavement, 8 Palmer St, Frome, BA11 1DS

Telephone: 07967 222682

Website: https://www.thehighpavement.co.uk


Castello’s Italian Restaurant

729 Top Notch Google Reviews for this amazing and highly authentic Italian Restaurant in Frome.

 
 
 
 
 
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Who doesn't love Italian food? If you're not a fan then if you eat at Castello's I think you soon will be! The waiters are really attentive and along with the food it makes for a great dining experience in Frome. 


Address: Castello Restaurant, 17 Palmer St, Frome, BA11 1DS

Telephone: 01373 228100

Website: https://castellorestaurants.com


 

I hope you found my list of places to eat in Frome really useful - if you know of any other Frome cafes, restaurants or pubs that should be featured please do get in touch and let me know!

 

I've also written up on the best country pubs outside Frome if you'd prefer a quieter rural dining experience in a nearby village - it's definitely worth a look!

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