Community Market & Community Teas


The Bear Flat community market is on the third Saturday of every month from 9.30am – 12.30pm, in the Methodist Church hall in Bruton Avenue. Our aim is to promote local food and to provide space where the community can get together, share information, etc. We welcome local artists and craftspeople, and offer a free table to other groups using the church hall.

  • The café serves coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a range of cakes.
  • Our bread come from the family firm Bakers of Bath, in Twerton – we always have a good selection but come early for the best choice as we usually sell out*
  • We have a book/DVD swap table each month
  • If you make, bake, brew, draw or sew and would like to sell your wares, we charge £5 for a small table and £10 for a large table. To book, please contact us via

*We can take bread orders, too. Look at the list on the Bakers of Bath website and email by 10:00 am the day before the market. We phone the order through at lunch-time on Friday and it is delivered, freshly baked, to the Church Hall on the day.

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We also organise monthly teas providing Company, Conversation and Home-made Cake, in the Methodist Church Hall, usually on the first Thursday of each month. In 2019 that has to change when the hall becomes a polling station for local elections in May, so the 2019 dates are:

3rd Jan, 7th Feb, 7th Mar, 4th Apr

9th May, 6th Jun, 4th Jul, 1st Aug

5th Sep, 3rd Oct, 7th Nov, 5th Dec

If you live on Bear Flat you will get a card with market and tea dates delivered in January. If you know of someone who would like an invitation, please pass the list of dates on, or ask us to drop a personal invitation in e.g. to a neighbour.

The market and the teas are organised by our food group, trading as Hayes Place Limited, a Registered Society for Community Benefit.