The Cheese and Grain is a not-for-profit, member owned social enterprise and also a registered charity. Its main aim is to promote and boost Frome’s social, cultural and economic life.
You don’t have to be a member to use the Cheese and Grain and everyone is welcome at our café and bar.
It’s free to join.
Every year we hold an annual member’s meeting (the Annual General Meeting – the AGM). This is the meeting where the membership elects the Board of Trustees. There’s plenty of time at the AGM to meet other members.
Check the “about” pages on our website nearer the time for details.
Want to join now? contact us and ask to be sent a membership form, or ask at the box-office.
Anyone can hire our hall, meeting rooms, foyer or hot-desks. See the hire page for more details.
Local businesses can use our web site to reach a big audience. Ask to speak to one of our marketing staff to find out how. Phone 01373 455768.
You can base your business or voluntary organisation here using our “hot-desks”, post boxes and meeting rooms.
The Cheese and Grain has an important role in Frome because we can host meetings, large (up to 500 people in the main hall) and small (up to about 30 people in our mezzanine).
You can hold your company’s Christmas party here.
Once a year you can get tattooed here (at our annual tattoo convention).
You can vote here. When there is an election we become a polling station.
You can even get married here!
There is room for nearly 400 cars in the car park
Our last Sunday (morning) of the month car boot sales are not to be missed!
Our Box Office is open Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm , Saturday 8am – 8pm and Sundays 9am – 2pm. Call 01373 455420 or come and see us!
Holding your own events or performance? It doesn’t matter where; we can sell tickets on your behalf, as we often do for other local venues, and events, including a range of outdoor music festivals. Our website gets over 20,000 site visits a month and so lots of people will see the publicity for your event. Tickets can be bought on-line, over the phone and in person at our seven-day/seven-evening a week box office.
To book online our charges are £1.60 per ticket.
Telephone Bookings £1.60 per transaction
In Person paying by credit/debit card or cheque £2 per transaction. Pay by cash no service charge (we will cover the costs ourselves).
Ticket Charges Explained:
The Cheese & Grain have made a large investment and commitment to providing a ticketing service to ensure we can sell our own tickets and not rely on ticket agencies (who will charge you considerably more than £1.60).
In order to do so we must add the costs of operating a staffed booking service, labour, IT equipment, the commission charges our Ticketsolve ticket system charge us, software development, card transaction fees, ticket stock and all other costs associated with running a secure and customer centric ticketing service.
If you want your tickets posted the charge is £1.
The Frome Festival
As well as hosting many of the events and performances the Cheese and Grain is where you buy tickets for most events, with our box office open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays. See the listing pages on this website for events information or go to www.fromefestival.com
Holds events throughout the year: More information can be found www.fromeactive.org.uk/frome-childrens-festival/
There are a whole range of activities to help stay healthy, most of them free, in a very informal, approachable and friendly environment. Healthy Mondays includes a “Talking Café” held at the Cheese and Grain between 10am and noon. People are invited to just to turn up, make new friends and find out what is available across Frome to help people stay healthy. There is also the added incentive that the first five people to turn up get a free tea or coffee. To find out more simply drop into the café on Monday morning for a look around and a chat.
Wednesday 4.30pm to 7pm – for all kids up to age 14 – but children have to come with a parent or a responsible adult.
We hold our Roots free music sessions most Wednesdays – the best in local professional musicians
– see the Bar page on this website for more details.
Community Bingo – most Monday and Thursday evenings.
Hall hire for good causes – local registered charities can apply for reduced hire fees for the main hall
Doing our bit for the environment
The Cheese and Grain has won a Green Markets award. We won this because we generate, using roof-top solar PV panels, much of the electricity we use. We are fitted out with latest LEDs lighting that use 75% less electricity that standard bulbs, we are keen recyclers and dispose of our waste responsibly.
Keen to improve
Things go wrong sometimes and if you are not happy: complain! Complaints help us improve. Speak to someone at reception, phone or e-mail us. Helpful ideas and suggestions are welcome too!
Our website is dedicated to the memory of Robin Jefferies