Saturday 9am to 4pm
The market's history
Bridgend Market has a prime location in Bridgend’s retail area. It is in the Rhiw Shopping Centre adjoining Caroline Street, Nolton Street and Queen Street. There is vehicular access on Queen Street, with the basement on the lower ground floor receiving goods.
Below are some interesting facts about the indoor market hall’s long history.
The Bridgend Market Act is passed to remove livestock and other markets from the streets around the town hall.
The new market hall opens on Lady Day. It is built by the Earl of Dunraven or his ancestors on the site of the old Tennis Courts, which then became the Tennis Court Hotel in Caroline Street. It is now Emmaus.
A new, fully covered market hall is unveiled, which replaces the ‘New Market Hall’ of 1837.
A grand eisteddfod is held in the market hall on Boxing Day.
Bridgend Urban District Council purchases the market hall from Dunraven Estates Ltd..
The market hall in Caroline Street closes and the last stallholders leave at the end of May 1972. The hall is demolished in June 1972, and the new market opens in its current location on Monday 15 May 1972.
On 1 March 1996, the 130 year old market bell is re-installed. The bell had been lying in a council depot since the old market’s demolition in 1972.
Fax: 01656 768279.
|Number of stalls:||37.|
|Size of stalls:||Varied.|
|Pitchers and casuals:||Allowed.|
|Van deliveries:||There are basement loading bays for loading and unloading only.|
Market layout and occupants
A plan of the market is available on request.
|Stall 1.||C Kendall and Daughters.||Confectionary and tobacco.|
|Stalls 2 to 3.||Peter Woods and Sons.||Butchers.|
|Stall 4.||Vacant.||Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information.|
|Stall 5.||Hair by Michael.||Hairdressers and ear piercing.|
|Stall 6.||Vacant. See stall 6’s details.||Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information.|
|Stall 7.||Phone Xcellence.||Mobile phone repairs and accessories.|
|Stall 8.||Vacant.||Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information.|
|Stall 9.||925 Market Café.||Café.|
|Stalls 10, 11 and 24||The Rhiw Teapot Café.||Café.|
|Stall 12.||Vacant.||Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information.|
|Stall 13.||Nips and Tucks.||Haberdashery and tailor alterations.|
|Stall 14.||Thai Take Away.||Thai takeaway food.|
|Stall 15.||Bakestones.||Freshly baked bread and cakes.|
|Stall 16.||Masfina Jewellery.||Mexican silver jewellery.|
|Stalls 17 and 18.||The Snack Shack.||Takeaway food and drinks.|
|Stall 19.||The Deli on the Corner.||Delicatessen.|
|Stall 20.||Salad Bar.||Fresh salads, jacket potatoes.|
|Stall 21.||Fruit Fayre.||Fruit and vegetables.|
|Stall 22A.||Vacant.||Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information.|
|Stall 22B.||Vacant.||Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information.|
|Stall 22C.||Cookmate.||Cookware/cake making, home brewing and decoration.|
|Stall 23.||Vacant.||Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information.|
|Stall 25.||Coach Holiday Shop.||Travel agents.|
|Stall 26.||Vacant.||Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information.|
|Stall 27.||Bridgend Bookshop and Electrical.||Second hand books and electrical items.|
|Stall 28.||Vacant.||Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information.|
|Stalls 29 and 30.||Vacant.||Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information.|
|Stall 31.||Sandra’s Jewellers.||Watches, clocks, repairs, services and gifts.|
|Stalls 32 and 35.||Hellen Nails||Nail bar.|
|Stall 33.||Vacant. See stall 33’s details.||Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information.|
|Stall 34.||Info Tech.||Computer hardware and repair service.|
|Stall 36.||Vacant.||Under offer.|
The Rhiw Shopping Centre
Wednesday 9am to 4.30pm.