Chester Antiques Show offers 50 stands of antiques and art extending over 3 floors of the recently refurbished County Grandstand. 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.
The Chester show is acclaimed as the best of its kind in the North West, proving a lure to both exhibitors and visitors who travel long distances to the Show. The venue, ambiance and catering are outstanding – and Chester is full of beautiful architecture, shops, restaurants and hotels.
Established in 1989 by Penmans, the Show has grown from an annual event to twice a year, and extends to 3 floors, using the Members’ Boxes on the top floor for room-sets and an additional café / wine Bar. See Plan.
Catering at the show is excellent. Restaurant 1539 offers gourmet food & wines - on the first floor is in the adjacent grandstand, with floor to ceiling glass front overlooking the whole Course (the shortest in England, established in 1539). For those with less time to linger over the gourmet food, the Turf Restaurant on the ground floor offers a quicker service, but still very high standards. There is a small snack bar on the Top Floor with seating overlooking the course.