13 of Herefordshire’s best treasure hunting destinations

Bringsty Common, Bromyard Having started life in some old barns in Eardisland, this shop popular with anyone furnishing their rural property now operates from two old garages in Bringsty Common, sourcing stock from antiques fairs and auctions across the country.Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Leominster Antique Centre

Minster House, 34 Broad Street Seventeen rooms of must-have antiques from every period, as well as extensive gardens with furniture and architectural pieces.

Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 11am to 4pm

The Secondhand Warehouse, Leominster A treasure trove that has appeared many times on TV – with visits from Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip, Celebrity Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is and Salvage Hunters. From furniture to jewellery and everything in between. A bargain hunter’s paradise.

New Street, Leominster

Warehouse 701 A treasure trove of reclaimed, vintage and antique home and garden products, and Herefordshire’s leading renovation resource, Warehouse 701 have been in the architectural salvage business since 1954.

Rotherwas Industrial Estate/01432 375510

Baileys “At Baileys we love things that are well designed, well made and not too complicated or fussy – old or new.” Head for Baileys, just outside Ross-on-Wye for an Aladdin’s cave of the vintage and new, from furniture to accessories … and a brilliant cafe in a reclaimed corrugated tin tabernacle.

Baileys, Bridstow, Ross-on-Wye/ 01989 561931

Gallops Architectural, between Abergavenny and Crickhowell Jump in the car and head across the border for another great hunting ground for architectural salvage and antiques. From flooring and fireplaces to cast iron radiators and decorative mirriors, reclaimed floorboards and church pews – an Aladdin’s cave for enthusiastic renovators.

Nigel Ward Auctions Auctions of antique and country furniture, effects, porcelain, objets d’art and collectables. Held monthly (sometimes twice a month) at the New Salerooms in Pontrilas. Visit nigel-ward.co.uk/auctions for details of forthcoming sales.

Brightwells, Easters Court, Leominster Auctions of fine art, vehicles, horses, machinery, agricultural livestock and land – for details of forthcoming auctions.


Hay Antique Market Home to over 20 dealers, with a wide range of constantly changing objets – from teacups to taxidermy. An eclectic mix of antiques and collectables, including classic and farmhouse furniture, clocks, vintage clothing, china and ceramics, gardenalia and kitchenalia, linens, light, jewellery, paintings and more.Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Richard Booth’s Bookshop Hay You could easily spend a day browsing the shelves in Booths – floor to ceiling packed with books old and new. While you’re in Hay, pop in to the Hay Cinema Bookshop with 200,000 volumes, or, a little way out of town, The Children’s Bookshop, where older readers can wallow in nostalgia and fondly remembered titles, and the young will find a wealth of inspiration. Or there’s Murder and Mayhem, The Poetry Bookshop, Addyman’s Books and more – this is after all, the town of books. And for younger readers, there’s The Children’s Bookshop, Toll Cottage, Pontvaen, Hay, 01497 821083.

55 Mill Street, Ludlow Three floors housing a collective of traders selling decorative antiques and vintage clothing. The items on offer can range from an old linen press (with original paint), to old pots and garden furniture, to mounted antlers (for your hats…?), to a beautiful 1930s wedding dress, or a great tweed jacket (to go with the hats..?).

Herefordshire Antiques and Interiors, Radway Bridge A group shop including French, Continental and English furniture, Mirrors, kitchenalia, vintageware, metalware, Pictures, Garden and Architectural. Cabinet pieces to include a small selection of silver, objets d’art, collectables, early glassware and wonderful bespoke jewellery handmade from vintage silver cutlery …all under one roof!Open Mon-Fri 10-4pm, Sat 10-5pm, Sun 11-4pm.

English Salvage, Leominster The largest and most comprehensive design and architectural resource in the UK supplying homeowners, architects, design professionals and the movie industry – with a reputation for the unusual, beautiful and rare plus being on-trend when it comes to interior design. Formed in 2003, English Salvage has grown year on year to become pre-eminent in their field. With clients as diverse as English Heritage; The National Trust; Disney; Fox Films; Ralph Lauren; Jack Wills; Hollister’s; The White Stuff; Jamie Oliver Restaurants to name a few, they now ship all over the world, but they’re just as likely to be supplying a period wash basin to a homeowner somewhere in the UK as we are the latest James Bond movie-set. At English Salvage’s three acres of outside display and over 12,000sq. ft of covered barns, you’ll find everything from a vintage light switch to an entire gothic stone window.

English Salvage, North Road, Leominster/01568 616205