Established as a business in 1997, the success of my business is down to my love of old things and in particular, teddy bears.

I spent my childhood in Broadstairs, playing on the beach, and with it's quaint charm, the town provided a historical and picturesque setting for my shop and hospital. We have now moved, in 2016,  to new premises in Cliftonville, just 4 miles from our original site.

You will get a very personal service and discover some very special bears.  We have customers from all over the world.

Why not come down for a weekend break and combine the mini holiday with a visit to the shop?  There are plenty of small hotels and guest houses to stay in, good eating places and interesting and unique shops.

Jane Burges



I regularly buy bears from Bee Antiques as they are a reputable dealer in antique bears. Many of my most beloved bears came from Bee Antiques, and thanks to the Teddy Bear Club I get great discounts.  Bears from Bee Antiques are good quality, in good condition and at affordable prices.  I strongly recommend them.

Lucy Westbrook, August 2005


We collect Teddy Bears (amongst other things!) and are regular visitors to "Bee Antiques".  What we find is that there is always something new to look at, from Vintage Teddies and Dolls to Victorian Collectables.
Sadly, we had a few forlorn fellows in our bear collection without eyes and a bit lacking in the stuffing department!  Fortunately, we were able to rush them over to Jane's "Teddy Hospital", where she administered sympathetic treatment.  Now our chaps each have their full compliment of optical receptors, nice plump tums and delightful expressions.
There is always a warm welcome in "Bee Antiques" and Jane is always happy to answer any bear related questions we have, for example value or identification.
We thoroughly recommend "Bee Antiques" to those who enjoy a leisurely browse through interesting items from the past in a friendly atmosphere.

Tracy and Mark, Ramsgate, Kent, September 2005


They're back! Happy and safely ensconced with their various owners, all of whom are delighted by the transformation they've undergone: Panda is all podgy again, Olli is uninjured and smiling again, and I don't remember Big Ted looking and feeling quite so clean and soft since I was about five!
I'll be spreading your name and details around with confidence!

with warm regards, Jonathan Smith, August 2008



A huge thank you for the fantastic way you have mended my bear - I am so pleased to have him back with his head on, growl restored and plumper! Thank you so much.

Best Wishes, Lynne Thomas, December 2012



Apologies for the belated note, but I just wanted to tell you that getting Teddy back just after Christmas brought real joy to the season! He looks great and he tells me that you were a very kind and competent doctor, he also made some new friends there (I assume the other 'patients'). Thank you so much for your efforts.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year, kind regards, Madelaine, January 2014



Hi, received hedgehog and penguin today, thank you, they look great, will definitely recommend you and use you again in the future. Great service. Glad to have them home.

Kind regards, Sarah and Chris. May 2014



Thank you very much for the return of my daughter's ancient teddy. You have done a wonderful job on him.

Thanks again, Linda, September 2014


I just wanted to say so much for repairing Dodo the Dodo!
He was in such terrible condition with his poor face all frayed but now he really does look as good as new. He originally belonged to my husband when he was a child and now my daughter is enjoying his company. Dodo was obviously very well looked after when in your care and we are so very grateful for the treatment he received.

With very best wishes, Carolyne, 22nd May 2017


Just a note to say thank you for the wonderful job you made of my 60 year old teddy. It is nice that he has his smile back and can see out of both eyes and what a good match. Also nice the way you put a bit of stuffing in him and tidied him up. Brilliant job.

Thank you, T. Miles, February 2018


I just wanted to say thank you again for taking good care of my precious bear and making him look so good. He is back with his friends and hopes to have a new outfit to wear soon!

Jackie, 3rd March 2021


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