Antiques at the Holt
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Antiques at the Holt

 

The Holt from a photograph dating from the 1950s

Antiques@TheHolt was launched in late 2013 with the aim of offering dealers and collectors in north Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds and surrounding counties a fresh venue for buying and selling mid- to high-end antiques and collectables.

For many years Hopcrofts Holt Hotel hosted a series of popular antiques fairs that benefited not only from the easily accessible location but also through the hotel's excellent facilities - which include a series of large, well-appointed function rooms, a highly regarded restaurant and more than 80 comfortable bedrooms.

Antiques@TheHolt

With the loss of a number of local antiques fairs, including the monthly Woodstock Fair (which ended in May 2013) and the absence of any regular events at Kidlington's Exeter Hall, a small group of dealers decided to combine their resources and organise an event for themselves. With enthusiastic support from the hotel management, Antiques@TheHolt is the result.

Antiques@TheHolt

Within days of announcing the first event the organisers had sparked the interest of a wide array of dealers. Almost immediately, the range of antiques on offer looked likely to extend from Old Master prints and silver, through all eras of ceramics, porcelain and pottery, to militaria, postcards and furniture. The emphasis is also on mid- to high-end antiques, ensuring that even the most serious collectors should find something to satisfy their interest.

The first fair took place in November 2013 and proved to be a huge success, and a second fair, opened by Charlie Ross, was staged in March 2014. From March 2017 Antiques@TheHolt became significantly bigger, with the addition of a fourth room to the three previously occupied by the fair, which now takes place twice a year - in the Spring (third weekend in March) and again each Autumn, in the run-up to Christmas. For details of future fairs please see Dates & Times.

Please explore the website to discover more about the event and the dealers who support Antiques@TheHolt, as well as background on the Fair and Hopcrofts Holt Hotel. You can also discover the latest news by following us on Twitter and Facebook.