Still on Trend at the Barn

Bagham Barn Antiques have something to celebrate and are inviting customers to help them do just that.

It’s their 21st anniversary and, as if that wasn’t enough to shout about, they recently hosted the Antiques Road Trip TV crew for an episode which will be aired later in the year.

They are sworn to secrecy over the celebrities involved this time but have previously welcomed Joe Pasquale and Peter Andre, who were ‘incredibly entertaining’ – it has been a privilege over the past 12 years for Bagham Barn to be selected to host these shows on site.

Back in 1999, Peggy and Roger began the painstaking task of restoring the 17th century barn at Chilham, making the most of its exposed beams and brickwork, vaulted high ceilings, old hop press and grand oak staircase.

They then opened it to traders offering an unrivalled choice of quality antiques, collectables, decorative vintage furniture, restoration services and more. Some of the dealers have been at the Barn since the beginning. There’s also a tearoom, on-site beauty studio, bridal boutique, hairdresser and speech therapist.

The Barn is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (10am-5pm) and Sundays (10am-4pm), and the large free car park is handy for loading purchases.

The anniversary is very special to Peggy, Roger and the traders, having in 21 years weathered market crashes, Black Fridays, storms which dislodged roof tiles and uprooted fences – and then survived the pandemic.

Customers new and old are invited to join them at The Barn on Thursday 13th October from 2pm onwards.

Interestingly the traders say that, with the trend for working from home, customers are showing an ever-greater interest this year in upgrading interiors and buying furniture, lighting and garden items. The Barn’s reputation for quality, professionalism and service is such that even dealers come to shop there. The online catalogue is well worth a browse, but it’s better still to pop along in person! If you would like to join Bagham Barn’s mailing list to receive newsletters and details of future events please email


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