Bentley's was originally formed in 1995 by Raj Bisram and Wilfred Wheaton as Cranbrook Auction Rooms; holding monthly antiques and collectibles auctions. Mark Foster joined the company in 1996 and on Wilfred's retirement a couple of years later he became joint partner and co-Director with Raj. The company became Bentley's Fine Art and Antique Auctioneers Ltd in 2000.
Apart from the very first auction held in 1995 all subsequent antique and fine art sales have been held from Bentley's showrooms and offices at The Old Granary, Cranbrook. A fine 18th Century, grade II listed, white weather boarded, former granary that has found commercial use in the modern world.