Pontypool Markets

Pontypool has been a market town for almost 250 years. The town proudly continues this tradition today with excellent indoor and outdoor market facilities to suit all needs including:

  • A thriving Victorian Market Hall that has received over £2m of investment  in the last few years
  • A vibrant weekly Outdoor Market held every Wednesday
  • Specialist craft and antiques markets throughout the year 

This area of the website provides information about the markets as well as highlights the great opportunities for anyone looking to trial, establish or expand their retail business. Please see Trading Opportunities and Business Support

About Pontypool Markets

In 1690 Pontypool was granted permission to hold a small weekly market selling 'all manner of cattle, goods and merchandise'. Markets have been at the heart of Pontypool ever since.

Held in high regard by residents, the established, thriving and vibrant Pontypool Indoor Market is at the heart of the town. It is linked to the surrounding streets by six entrances and exits. It's a grade 2 listed Market Hall, purpose built in 1894 and recently refurbished at a cost of £2.2 million as part of the Pontypool Settlement Area Programme.

The Indoor Market is a meeting place. It's a place for refreshment, entertainment and activity. It's somewhere you can purchase that unique item from local fresh food to crafts and antiques. It's also home to some great quality convenient services like hairdressers, bakery, clothing alterations and healthy fast food outlets.

As well as our Victorian Market Hall, we also operate a weekly Outdoor Market specialising in food and convenience products. Our Outdoor Market sells a wide range of products including sweets and cakes, meat, fashion, jewellery, plants, fruit and veg, kitchen equipment and legal services. Plus, the Pontypool Indoor Market Traders Association operates a regular programme of specialist markets including antiques, craft fairs, record fairs and the flea markets on a monthly or 3-monthly basis. Check out our events here.

Opening Times for Pontypool Indoor Market

Monday: 8am - 2pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: Outdoor Market
Saturday: 8am - 4pm

If you're interested in one of Pontypool's Markets, speak to the Market Manager on 01495 742757 or email pontypoolindoormarket@torfaen.co.uk


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