Wandering down the road that leads to Rulewater, you will pass over a quaint country bridge leading you into the village of Bonchester Bridge. Bonchester has at least three bridges spanning the river Rule.
Here you will find the Horse and Hound a favourite stop for bikers for a light refreshment over the Border. Its a lovely pub to sit outside in the summer months, I've seen a couple of spectacular sunsets shining over the village sitting here, and it offers good accommodation and food.
John Fallas, Engineers, Blacksmiths and Country Store has been in Bonchster since 1911. It offers repairs service, sales of parts and machinery as well as countryside work wear. You can even get married over the Anvil here!
William Laidlaw Memorial Hall is the village hall, hosting regular events and is available for hire. It has ramped access, good kitchen facilities for catering, stage area and a sound system. My favourites include the annual village picnic, featuring the Scarecrow Festival and tug-of-war competition, resplendent with the sound of local bands playing. Facebook page and Website links.
Bonchester Hill, a local landmark, has a good walk to the top, where there is cited a historic hill fort. Visit the Walks page for more information. Check out the Maps page of this site if you'd like more details on historic landmarks in the area.
There is a mobile Post Office van in the Horse and Hound Car Park on Tuesdays 3.45pm - 4.45pm and Wednesdays 3pm - 4pm.
The Mobile Fish Van is in Bonchester on Wednesday afternoons, tel 07867 765 467.
The Denholm Butcher is in Bonchester every Friday morning.
There is an Over 60's Club, who meet at 6pm on Thursdays in the Horse and Hound for a reduced price meal, £7 for 1 course, £8 for 2 courses, £9 for 3 courses.
The Bonchester Bake-Off is held every other Tuesday during winter at 8.30pm at the Horse and Hound.
Hobkirk Guild have various meetings throughout the year
The Badminton Club is in the village hall every Wednesday at 8pm.
Hobkirk Church has services, rotated with other churches in the area, times to be confirmed.