Bonvilston Reading Room was gifted to the village around 1900, by Isabella Mackintosh of Cottrell House. It was a place where the men of the village could meet and read the daily papers. The main part of the building is timber framed and was originally clad in corrugated sheeting. A kitchen and indoor toilets were added around 1980 and the building underwent a refurbishment in 2006 with the replacement of the corrugated sheeting.
Bonvilston Reading Room is a registered charity (Charity No. 502415) and managed by a group of trustees.
Regular hirers include - a woodturning group, pilates/yoga, quilting group, community council and W.I.
Children's parties are restricted to Primary School age.
Capacity: Seated – 75 Standing – 120
Equipment available for hirers
Broadband - up to 20 Mb/s
|6 large lightweight tables - 1830mm x 610mm||60 textile covered chairs|
|6 small lightweight tables - 760mm x 698mm||10 vinyl arm chairs|
|Kettle||9 litre water boiler for larger events|
|Hot water on demand||Mugs/plates/cutlery|
For more information on the Reading Room, please click on the ‘How to Book’ and ‘Documentation’ tabs.
You can make a provisional booking from the calendar page.
Please note that new hire charges will apply from 1st February 2023. See ‘Documentation’ tab.