The Shambles Market in Stroud runs Every Friday & Saturday from early morning around 8.00am to around 4.00pm close. It is based in "The Shambles" a small area off the main High Street in Stroud. There are in effect two markets running side by side. The Outdoor market which mainly has the larger food stalls sells everything from Fruit, Veg (including Organic), cheese, cards, olive oil, war gaming and fantasy figures, childrens clothes and toys, original artwork & prints, bric-a-brac, plants, fresh fish & also other stalls that come on a less regular basis. The Indoor Market is housed in St Laurence Church Hall, directly off the Shambles. The regular stalls in here sell second hand books, comics, ephemera, CDs, Videos, DVDs, tapes, watches and jewellery, vintage clothes, hand made clothes and crafts, antiques and collectables, T-shirts and socks. Both markets have regular and casual stalls, so which ever day you visit you will see a wide variety of stalls. The Shambles is transformed on Fridays and Saturdays from a quiet area leading to St Laurences Church to a hive of activity and a popular meeting place at the café in the Shambles, which is open all week.
The Shambles can be easily found just off the High Street, Stroud, towards the top end of town. The Church Street Car Park is right beside the Church, this is a small short stay, shoppers car park, accessible via Cornhill and Parliament Street, turning left just past the Police Station. Or there is another car park opposite the Police Station in Parliament Street, which has easy access to the top of the High street.
As part of the hugely successful 'Shop Local' campaign, The Stroud Food Festival is a two week celebration in September 2010 showcasing Stroud's outstanding range of independent cafes, restaurants, markets, pubs, shops and producers. As part of this The Shambles Market and some of the local restaurants and market stalls have contributed some great recipes which we have bundled in a booklet.
Click here to download the 2009 Shambles Recipe booklet.