Chester Antiques Show offers around 40 stands of antiques and fine art extending over 3 floors of the County Grandstand.
The first two days of the fair are always exceedingly busy in the morning, but quieter pm. If you want to visit in relative peace, do consider arriving after 1pm!
Standards are high, and Vetting plays a significant part in maintaining quality, authenticity and correct informative labels. Many of the exhibitors are members of BADA and / or LAPADA.
Acclaimed as the best of its kind in the North West, the Show proves to be a lure to both exhibitors and visitors who travel long distances to the Show. The venue, ambiance and catering are outstanding – and the City of Chester is full of beautiful architecture, shops, restaurants and hotels for a weekend away!
Established in 1989 by Penmans, the Show is now a twice yearly event, offering a good day out, with
FREE PARKING - subject to flooding/availability
Restaurant 1539 offers gourmet food & wines - on the first floor, Booking advisable - 01244 304611
The Turf Restaurant on the ground floor offers a good choice from sandwiches to main courses, wines, teas & coffees from 10am
Joy's Bar on the Top Floor with seating overlooking the course has tea/coffee/wine, soups, cakes & sandwiches.
The White Horse, ins the middle of the course, is a smart gastro pub with big oak beams and roaring open fires!
February Exhibitors include:
A & J Antiques, Acorn Antiques, Art of the Imagination,
Bank House, Baron Fine Art, Jo Bennett, Mark Buckley,
Carnes Fine Art, Church Street, James Dickinson,
Fashion Fandango, Granta Fine Art, W R Harvey,
Howell's, March Antiques, S & A Marsh, Melody's,
Midwinter, C S Moreton, John Newton, Olde Time,
Opus Antiques, Plaza, T. Robert, Rowles Fine Art,
Shapiro & Co, Solo Antiques, Thomas Glover,
Santiago Ventura Real, Roger de Ville
All are reliable, friendly and knowledgeable dealers, many members of LAPADA or BADA, having passed the demanding vetting requirements at Penman Fairs.