One of the best preserved Roman towns in Britain and one of the very few with continuous occupation since the Iron Age


Bonfire Silchester

Here at Bonfire, we’re proud to be based in Silchester, Hampshire. Silchester is located 10 miles south-west of Reading and 5 miles north of Basingstoke. Silchester was voted “Hampshire Village of the Year” (2008) and “South England Village of the Year” (2009) in the Calor Village of the Year competition, so as you can imagine, we’re more than happy to welcome you to our showroom and our area.

Silchester Roman Wall

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Silchester Farm

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Why not come to Bonfire and spend the day checking out the local sights including Calleva, the Roman walled city, or some of our great local pubs such as the Calleva Arms and the Plough at Little London.

A country pub in the finest English tradition, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome, first-class beer and wonderful home cooking!

Every year, in October, the Silchester Association together with St Mary the Virgin church organize a walk around the Boundary of Silchester.

There are some wonderful walking trails around Silchester. We are very lucky to have the Common and Pamber Forest as well as the lovely woods of Benyon’s Enclosure to walk in. There are many managed footpaths in the area and one of the best ways to explore Silchester by foot is to follow the Silchester Trail.

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