About Us

Tring Market Auctions has now been independent for over 20 years under the directorship of Stephen Hearn.

Stephen Hearn was previously part of Brown & Merry, a company formed in 1832 by William Brown. When the company started it occupied part of the old cattle market utilising the buildings when available for auctions.

It now has an extensive purpose built auction house forming probably one of the largest and best-known auction venues of its type in the Home Counties. It is conveniently located on the edge of the Chiltern Hills 30 miles from London and Oxford.

Our sales attract a very wide range of buyers from across Great Britain and Internationally. Many buyers represent the trade and other specialist collectors. With the improvement in transportation, there are now regular buyers from the Continent and beyond.

The salerooms permanent staff and consultants are able to deal with all periods of furnishings and collectibles.

Our experienced auctioneers help provide a friendly and entertaining atmosphere on sale days making it an enjoyable venue for both business and pleasure.

Welcome to Le Gavel Cafe at Tring Market Auctions.

Enjoy some of our delicious food, we serve:

  • Homemade Cakes, Brownies & Scones
  • Homemade Soups
  • Jacket Potatoes and Salads
  • Freshly Made Sandwiches
  • Hot Rolls, Roast Pork Baps and Panninis

Le Gavel is Tring Market Auction’s unique in-house cafe with seating inside and out with a warm friendly welcome From Emma and her team.

Serving a selection of teas, coffees and hot chocolates, we're also licensed for cold drinks, beer and wines.

Open every Viewing Day from 9.30am - 6pm

Open every Sale Day from 8.30am - 5pm

(General Sales: Fridays and Saturdays / Fine Art Sales: Thursdays and Fridays)

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