Community Market & Community Teas

The Bear Flat community market – usually held on the third Saturday of the month – is currently suspended. When it runs it is from 9.30am – 12.30pm, in the Methodist Church hall in Bruton Avenue but we cannot keep traders, visitors or volunteers safe at present. We’ll be back as soon as the official advice allows it.

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.

Follow us on Twitter: @BFAmarket

We organise monthly teas providing Company, Conversation and Home-made Cake, in the Methodist Church Hall, usually on the first Thursday of each month.  These tea parties are suspended but will resume when we are advised that it is safe to do so.

If you live on Bear Flat we deliver a card with market and tea dates. 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.