Altrincham market in Cheshire, has been trading for as long as I can remember but in the last few years it has been transformed beyond all recognition into an amazing market for makers and creatives to sell their wares and even more astonishing a destination place to meet for excellent food and drinks.
At weekends this space comes alive with traders selling, home made cakes and bread, crafts and vintage finds and beautiful individually sourced home wares. Its an all weather destination, covered with its original Victorian glass roof and in the food market next door you can dine on some of the best food the North West has to offer. From award winning pies, to the best cuts of steak, to wood fired pizzas and craft beers, the food market has the best of the best on offer. Since it opened two years ago, it’s won many awards including Observer monthly’s market of the year in 2015.
Recycled wooden tables and simple folding church hall style chairs, bring diners together in a communal area, giving the place a great social atmosphere and with live music floating in from the artisan market next door, it’s no surprise, that this place is packed with friends and families all day long.
I wasn’t going to write another blog about Altrincham market as I thought it was so fabulous that anybody and everybody had heard about it, but I’ve been amazed how many people I mention it to haven’t. So here you have it,an update on the two previous blog posts I wrote in 2014, which you can read here and here and a snippet of what’s currently on offer, you won’t be disappointed!
The market is closed Mondays and Wednesdays and you can find opening times on their website here.