Dining

Pembroke's Hall and its associated kitchens were extensively refurbished during 2010-11 in a project which included the creation of a purpose-built servery, the installation of a lift to improve disabled access and underfloor heating. Under the expert guidance of the Head of Catering, Kevin Dudley, Pembroke’s outstanding chefs prepare visually stunning and delicious dinners—everything hand-made on site with an emphasis on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Special attention is paid to ensuring guests with allergies receive excellent options. The Steward’s Hall team offer efficient and friendly service throughout.

Pembroke offers 3 private dining venues:

The Hall (50 - 150)
Designed by John Hayward, the Hall was completed in 1850. It has a roof built to the medieval hammerbeam design, and a tower with a niche holding a statue of King James I who granted the College its Foundation Charter in 1624. With its fine stained glass windows, chimney piece of Painswick stone and portraits of the founders, other benefactors and former Masters of the College, the Hall is where undergraduates and Fellows dine six nights a week in term time and where pres-tigious College banquets take place. With a reassuring balance of formality and friendliness, dining in Pembroke’s Hall is a richly memorable experience— invite your guests to soak up the candle-lit atmosphere of old Oxford tradition.

The Forte Room (25 - 50)
The Forte Room forms part of the 19th century Hall and sits in the foot of the Tower adjacent to the main Hall. Reserved solely for the use of the Fellows and Senior Common Room members of the College during the daytime, it is permitted to be used for private dining functions in the evening and plays host to the more intimate College events. The tables can be flexibly arranged in rows or in a U-shape.

The Harold Lee Room (24 - 48)
The Harold Lee Room forms part of a complex of modern buildings completed in 2013 adjacent to the historic Pembroke main site. A glass-sided footbridge was constructed to join the new buildings to the old, the first new footbridge in Oxford for a century. This light and modern room acts as the link between both sites with its floor to ceiling double aspect windows overlooking both the old Chapel Quad and the modern Rokos Quad. It is used for prestigious smaller dinners and is often the location for important College events. Dinners can be arranged on round tables or long, and guests may take advantage of the private terrace before or after dinner to enjoy a drink overlooking the views of our beautiful neighbouring Campion Hall.

After Dinner Bar (up to 120) vacation only
Located in the atmospheric arched vaults directly below Pembroke Hall, the well-stocked Hall Bar has exposed brickwork, original mullioned windows & new hardwood floors —a stylish mix of clean modern lines and historic structure. An excellent place to continue the merriment after a banquet meal.

Please get in touch to ask for more details conferences@pmb.ox.ac.uk