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    Our wine, port & spirits department is run by Paul King.

    Paul King holds a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma and has spent most of his life enjoying wine. Paul was brought up in the hotel trade. After school he successfully completed a degree in Hotel and Catering Management. From 1989 to 2000 he worked for several wine wholesalers as a sales manager until he bought The Eastbury Hotel in Sherborne. In 2018 Paul and his wife sold the hotel to Peter de Savery and he is now working as the wine, whisky and port expert at Charthouse when not trying to reduce his golfing handicap.

    Over the years, we have been instructed to sell a broad range of wine, port and spirits, with single boxes to sealed and unopened cases. Perhaps one of the more unusual single bottles we sold was a bottle of 1937 Moet & Chandon champagne. By repute, it came from Hitler’s personal cellar (although rather interestingly Hitler was teetotal). However, what was not known was whether the Nazis added cyanide to it when retreating! On the auction day there was huge interest in this single bottle and it sold for a Scandinavian TV company for an astounding £1,700.

    If you have a single bottle, group of bottles or a case (or two), contact Paul King at our salerooms 01935 812277 or send him lists or images to and Paul will contact you with a valuation.

    All of our auctions use live internet bidding platforms to ensure that every lot, whether it is worth £20 or £500,000, reaches the widest possible market and sells for the best price possible. In the run up to an auction we receive 100’s of emails requesting further information for lots in the sale. Attached to these email replies, we regularly send well over 1,000 digital images, such is the huge interest generated in our auctions.

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    Please use the form below to contact Charterhouse regarding valuations, buying, selling, bidding, home visits, catalogues etc.

      Richard Bromell ASAF
      Director, Auctioneer & Valuer

      Do you have an item or items you wish to have valued or sell?
      Please contact us, or telephone us if you prefer.
      If you decide to sell your items through Charterhouse we would be delighted to help.

      Richard Bromell has over 30 years of experience within the auction world. He originally started work in The Long Street Salerooms when it was owned by Phillips. Since then, he has worked for numerous firms of auctioneers from Bearne’s in Torquay up to Tennants in Yorkshire.  If you call the office to arrange a free home visit, then it will probably be Richard who will see you at your property.  Since the 1990’s, Richard has been involved in numerous antiques television programmes including Going for a Song (with both Michael Parkinson & Anne Robinson), Going, Going, Gone, Antiques Treasure Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It!  In 2003 and 2004, Richard was nominated as one of the top four auctioneers in the country at The British Antique & Collectors Awards (BACA). This was the first time an auctioneer has been nominated for two consecutive years.  What do you love about running Charterhouse? “The huge variety of items I see every day, from silver to medals. Every day is like Christmas, you never know what you are going to see!”

      Opening Hours
      We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
      Please come to the saleroom at any time for a free verbal valuation.
      Viewing for antique auctions Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm and Thursday 10 am to 5 pm during sale week.
      Antique Auctions start at 10 am on Friday with viewing from 8.30 am until 9.45 am.
      There is limited viewing during the sale.
      Viewing days and times vary for car sales.
      Please contact the office for details

      Tel: (00 44)1935 812277

      Opening Hours
      We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

      Due to current covid-19 restrictions, our normal service is slightly restricted.

      From The North Leave the M5 at Junction 25 and follow signs for Yeovil and then Sherborne. Sherborne Castle is on the South East side of the town.

      From the East From the M3 take the A303 signposted Sherborne (via Wincanton)

      From The West Take the A30 from Exeter and Honiton and follow signs to Yeovil then Sherborne

      If you are thinking of staying in the area, the telephone number for

      Sherborne Tourist Information is 01935 815341

      accommodation we have recommended in the past, in order of proximity, includes;

      A useful website for accommodation is