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Bridgend market

Bridgend Indoor Market closed with immediate effect

Wednesday 20 September 2023

The closure has been deemed necessary in the interests of public safety after a specialist inspection carried out confirmed that there may be a potential issue involving the use of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) within the structure’s roof.

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This traditional market is home to a number of long-established family businesses and new traders. The Indoor Market, run by Bridgend County Borough Council, is accessed through the Rhiw Shopping Centre.

There is vehicular access on Queen Street, with the basement on the lower ground floor receiving goods.

1836: The Bridgend Market Act is passed to remove livestock and other markets from the streets around the town hall.

1837: 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.

1906: A new, fully covered market hall is unveiled, which replaces the ‘New Market Hall’ of 1837.

1908: A grand eisteddfod is held in the market hall on Boxing Day.

1955: Bridgend Urban District Council purchases the market hall from Dunraven Estates Ltd.

1972: 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.

1996: 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.

Stall owner information in Bridgend Market.
Stall Stall name Business/service
Stall 1 Candy Corner Confectionary
Stalls 2 to 3 Peter Woods and Sons Butchers
Stall 4 Memorable Moments Vintage toys
Stall 5 Hair by Michael Hairdressers and ear piercing
Stall 6 Little Stars Baby & toddler clothing
Stall 7 Phone Xcellence Mobile phone repairs and accessories
Stall 8 Public toilet  
Stall 9


Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information
Stalls 10 & 11  The Rhiw Teapot Café Café
Stall 12 Wheeleys Cafe Café
Stall 13 Nips and Tucks Haberdashery and tailor alterations
Stall 14 Vacant Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information
Stall 15 Bakestones Freshly baked bread and cakes
Stall 16 Pen-y-Bont Pets Pet food supplies
Stall 17  Vacant Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information
Stall 18 The Kind Human Club  
Stalls 19 & 20 The Deli on the Corner Delicatessen
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 24 Vacant Contact Charlotte Egerton for more information
Stall 25 Frock Follies Vintage clothing
Stalls 26 & 27 Cwtchcraft Wool Shop and Online Supplier
Stall 28a Sandra’s Jewellers Watches, clocks, repairs, services and gifts
Stall 28b Candyland Confectionery
Stall 33 Kats Wax Wick & Wonders  
Stall 34 Info Tech Computer hardware and repair service


Information about trading in Bridgend Market.
Number of stalls: 37.
Size of stalls: Varied.
Pitchers and casuals: Allowed.
Service charge: No.
Refuse collection: Yes.
Van deliveries: There are basement loading bays for loading and unloading only.


Telephone: 01656 659154 / Fax: 01656 768279
Address: Rhiw Shopping Centre, Nolton Street, Bridgend, CF31 3BL.
Opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am to 5pm.
Wednesday 9am to 4.30pm.

Stall applications

To apply for a stall, please complete an online application form. 

Please note: You will need to register for a My Account before you can apply via our online form.

Watts and Morgan
Telephone: 01656 644288 (3)
Address: 1 Nolton Street, Bridgend, CF31 1BX.

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