Bideford Pannier Market.
The Bideford Pannier Market is sited in the Old Town Area: follow the High Street, take a left turn along Grenville Street and there it stands, a formidable Victorian Building.
The covered Pannier Market Hall with its Artisan Studios has been returned to the traditional Tuesday and Saturday trading, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. This enables the Hall to be used on the other days for arranged specialist markets. The independent Butcher’s Row and the Market Place Shops are open Mondays to Saturdays.
Also, within the Market Hall the facilities include toilets (also those for the disabled), baby changing area, free Wi-Fi and a café.
The Complex is dog friendly; the visiting dogs though must be walked on their lead.
The inspiration behind the introduction of the Artisan Shop Units was the successful draw of the Arts and Crafts people within Butcher’s Row. Visitors genuinely liked to watch the tenants at work; the Work Shops provide that opportunity as well as a sales outlet; the variety and standard of work that is offered is worthy of note.
The Market Complex offers locally and on site made gifts, pottery, wood carving, stained glass, toys, books, painting, jewellery, food outlets, opticians, Wellness Practice and Natural Living Store… It genuinely offers a covered, eclectic, independent / sole trader shopping experience; all are welcome.
The Town Council operate the Market with the Market Officer working on site during Market trading; the Administrator is based in the Town Hall.
New traders and tenants are welcome to join the Market Community:
The Market Pitch / Stall is approximately 6 x 3, the Stalls have candy skirts and canopies; trestle tables are still available, though.
The Market Place Shops vary in size and facilities.
Anyone interested in trading in the Market Hall or enquiring about a Shop Unit tenancy should contact the Council:
telephone: 01237 428817 or E Mail: deputyTC@bideford-tc.gov.uk