Day Time Bedford Events

W&H Peacock are delighted to welcome your group or association to join us for one of our Insight Days at our Bedford auction centre.

The plan for the day is to arrive for 11.30am where tea and coffee will be served in our auction gallery area. The visit will begin with a short introduction about W&H Peacock and its history in the town given by one of our specialist auctioneers. There will be opportunity for questions about auctions, how everything works, registrations etc.


Next, the group will be led downstairs to view the beautifully arrayed auction display cabinets, en-route to our Specialist Saleroom. On entering the saleroom there is then opportunity to take part in a short valuation game of specific items or for members of the group to simply peruse the lots for auction at their leisure. With an auctioneer, we will then discuss a few of the items and their estimated worth / story behind the item.

Finally, we head back upstairs to our auction centre café overlooking the salerooms, where you can relax while our team serve your choice of lunch. The day will finish around 2.30pm.

For groups looking to book an Insight Day, we require a minimum of 20 people in your party up to a maximum of 40. Larger groups looking to visit are welcome to split their visit over two days (subject to availability) or are welcomed to instead consider an Insight Evening where we are able to cater for up to 80 guests.

The Bedford auction centre boasts ample car parking onsite along with disabled access and lift to the gallery and Café area. If you are interested in booking a daytime event please contact our Specialist department via email on indicating your preferred date, name of group and expected numbers. The cost for 2020 daytime visits is £15 per head inclusive of VAT with lunchtime choices to be pre-ordered from our Insight Day menu.

We hope this gives you a sense of what is involved in an Insight Day at W&H Peacock and we look forward to welcoming you in due course.

In the meantime, you are welcome to visit the cafe, open 6 days a week, and to view our upcoming sales. Viewing days are every Friday for our weekly sales held on Saturdays and other specific days as advertised on the website for our specialist auctions.

Menu choices for the daytime event
Homemade Beef Lasagne served with salad and garlic bread
Chicken Breast in a creamy mushroom sauce served with roast potatoes and seasonal fresh vegetables

Vegetarian option –
Baked potato and a choice of filling. Served with side salad.
Filling options: Baked Beans and Cheese or Bean Chilli

Tea & Coffee and a slice of cake will be served at the end of lunch

If you have any other particular dietary requirements, please inform us when booking.

Remaining dates for the viewings this year, subject to availability.
February Auction – Antiques, Toys and Wine
Wednesday 5th February

March Auction – Antiques & Jewellery
Wednesday 4th March

April Auction – Antiques & Books
Tuesday 31st March
Wednesday 1st April

May Auction – Antiques, Toys & Wine
Wednesday 29th April

June Auction – Antiques & Jewellery
Wednesday 3rd June

July Auction – Antiques & Books
Tuesday 30th June
Wednesday 1st July

September Auction – Antiques & Jewellery
Tuesday 1st Sept
Wednesday 2nd Sept

October Auction – Antiques & Books
Tuesday 29th Sept
Wednesday 30th Sept

November Auction – Antiques, Toys & Wine
Tuesday 3rd Nov
Wednesday 4th Nov