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.
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 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|
|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 33||Kats Wax Wick & Wonders|
|Stall 34||Info Tech||Computer hardware and repair service|
|Number of stalls:||37.|
|Size of stalls:||Varied.|
|Pitchers and casuals:||Allowed.|
|Van deliveries:||There are basement loading bays for loading and unloading only.|
Wednesday 9am to 4.30pm.
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.