Bedford Events

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

The plan for the evening is to arrive at 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start where your group will be welcomed with a complementary glass of wine or fruit juice on arrival. 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.


Next, the group will be invited downstairs and given the opportunity to peruse the salerooms whilst taking part in a light-hearted valuation competition. Guests will be asked to give their opinion of value on a range of items from antique furniture, paintings, silverware, ceramics, collectables through to ex-retail products, items of machinery, household effects and many other interesting items which are included in either our Monthly Antiques & Collectors Items Sale or one of our Weekly General Sales.

On completion of your estimates we will head back up to the auction centre café where your choice of food & drink will be served whilst we mark the competition and discuss some of the items in the sale. There will even be a prize for the winner with the highest score!

The evening will conclude with the opportunity for a short question and answer session with our team.

For groups looking to book an Insight Evening, we require a minimum of 40 people in your party up to a maximum of 80. Smaller groups looking to visit are welcomed to instead consider an Insight Day event where we are able to cater from 20 to 40 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 an evening event please contact our marketing manager via email on indicating your preferred date, name of group and expected numbers. The costs for 2020 evening visits are listed below.

We hope this gives you a sense of what is involved in an Insight Evening 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.

We are delighted to offer you a range of meals to compliment your insight evening here at W&H Peacock. We have the following options designed to suit your event perfectly. Should you be looking for something else please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01234 266366 or email

All prices quoted below are per head and inclusive of VAT.

Two-course meal  :  £19

Please see our insight evening menu for current available options to be pre-booked. Click Link Here

Cold platter  :  £15

Consisting of homemade chicken skewers, filled mini jacket potatoes,
sausage rolls, mini quiches and crisps.

For an additional £2 we are happy to offer you homemade cheese straws,
fresh tomato and basil bruschetta and a selection of olives.

Cheese board  :  £12

To consist of a selection of cheese and chutney garnished with salad,
grapes and celery, served with biscuits.

All of the above are served with a complimentary glass of red or white wine on arrival.

Tea/coffee and biscuits can be added to the above choices for £3 per person.

Tea and cake : £7

A small selection of homemade cakes served with tea and coffee.

There is ample car parking available at the saleroom, disabled access and lift to the gallery and cafe.

If you are interested in booking an evening please contact our Marketing Manager, via email indicating your preferred date, name of club or group and expected numbers.

2020 Available Dates (Evening Events)

(SORRY DATE BOOKED) Thursday 30th January

(SORRY DATE BOOKED) Thursday 27th February

(SORRY DATE BOOKED) Thursday 26th March

(SORRY DATE BOOKED) Thursday 23rd April

(SORRY DATE BOOKED) Thursday 28th May
(SORRY DATE BOOKED) Thursday 25th June
Thursday 30th July

(SORRY DATE BOOKED) Thursday 27th August

(SORRY DATE BOOKED) Thursday 24th September

(SORRY DATE BOOKED) Thursday 29th October

(SORRY DATE BOOKED) Thursday 26th November