Article Supplied by Doncaster MBC
The biggest and best traditional market in the North, with some 400 shops, stalls and stands, Doncaster Markets attract visitors from across the country to visit the five separate markets on one site.
The Wool Market, with its bazaar atmosphere is the largest market hall where you can find pretty much anything and everything! Whether you’re browsing carpets or phone accessories, visiting hairdressers or cobblers the Wool Market is the place. The Irish Middle Market is home to florists, army supplies, artists and even a Reiki and massage specialist stalls, whilst the recently improved Outer Market has some of the longest standing traders at Doncaster Market who have been serving the community of Doncaster for many years, selling items such haberdashery, clothing and flowers.
We are very proud of the Fish Market and the skilled fishmongers who carry out their seldom seen art for all to see right here in Doncaster. All our specialist traders are only too happy to share their expertise with market shoppers, offering advice, suggestions and impromptu lessons in how to fillet a fish. There’s every type of fish imaginable – swordfish, shark and eel sits alongside old favourites such as cod, haddock and mackerel and of course a supurb range of fresh shellfish. When in season fresh game specialists sell rabbit, hare, venison and boar, and we have one of just a few surviving tripe stalls to be found in the area.
While elsewhere so many traditional market food halls have been given over to general goods, at Doncaster we’re proud to boast one of the country’s finest dedicated food markets, selling food and only food – with goods from Europe and beyond. Award winning butchers, sausage specialists and pie makers who have won a multitude of awards between them. There are cosy cafes to enjoy homemade food and Med in the Market one of the best restaurants in Doncaster with a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
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