Britain's Best Antiques Shops - the shortlist

By Rosanna Holmes,
28th February 2012 - 13:01

We asked you to vote for your favourite antiques businesses and we had a fantastic response

Last November, in conjunction with Antiques News & Fairs, the organisers of National Antiques Week, we asked readers of Homes & Antiques and the general public to vote for their favourite antiques businesses, from shops and vintage emporia to antiques centres and auction houses, in our Britain's Best Antiques Shops awards.
 
We have had a fantastic response and the votes have now all been counted so we are delighted to reveal that the shortlist, in alphabetical order, for each category is as follows:

 

Best antiques shop
Blighty Antiques, Cheltenham
* Collinge Antiques, Llandudno Junction
Phoenix Antiques Barn, Penrith
Richard Gardner Antiques, Chichester
Spencer Swaffer Antiques, Arundel

Best specialist shop
Christopher Clarke Antiques, Stow on the Wold
* Glass Etc, Rye
* Manfred Schotten Antiques, Burford
Michael & Jo Saffell, Bath
The Design Gallery, Westerham

Best antiques centre
Brackley Antique Cellar
* Hemswell Antique Centre, Gainsborough
Hungerford Arcade
The Swan at Tetsworth
Woodbridge Antiques Centre

Best vintage/midcentury shop
Decoratum, London
Nanadobbie, Brighton
Purple Haze, York
Vintage Emporium, York
Vintage Treasures, Hinckley

Best auction house
Adam Partridge Auctioneers, Macclesfield
Fellows Auctioneers, Birmingham
McTear’s Auctioneers, Glasgow
Rosebery’s Auctioneers, London
Tennants Auctioneers, Leyburn

Congratulations to everyone who's been shortlisted, and thanks to all of you who voted. Kirstie Allsopp will be announcing the winners at the Bath Decorative & Antiques Fair on 8th March. And look out for our feature in the May issue, out 5th April.

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