Alumni Dining in College

Pembroke Alumni Dining Rights

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are unfortunately unable to offer Dining Rights in College at this time.

Dining Rights refer to  the option to dine at High Table with the Fellowship and, with effect from April 2016, are granted to all alumni of Pembroke in good standing with the College following the completion of their degree at Oxford.  The object of dining at High Table is for everyone to enjoy a convivial evening in stimulating company.

The College invites alumni to use their dining rights once each academic year with a guest.  Please note that there are a total of four places available at any one High Table guest night. On the first occasion the College will cover the cost of the meal and drinks for the alumnus/na, provided this is taken up within three years of leaving the College. 

Please note: the exercise of this right is at all times subject to availability, so please book in plenty of time.  PLEASE NOTE ALSO: The College reserves the right to cancel a High Table in the event of insufficient numbers attending.  We shall make every effort in the Development Office to encourage Fellows attendance on those evenings but sometimes disappointment may be unavoidable. There is a higher risk of this occuring on Sundays.   We shall notify alumni diners who have booked for that evening as soon as possible.

When can I dine?

Guest nights are normally Tuesdays, Thursdays and most alternate Sundays in Term Time.  


What is the cost?

The price of a High Table meal, where chargeable, is £40 per person including all drinks and College dessert (subject to availability).  All prices include VAT. 

What is the format of the evening?

All Guest Night evenings start at 6.30 pm with drinks in Broadgates Hall, followed by dinner at High Table in Hall at 7.10 pm.  The evening ends after College Dessert taken in the SCR Dining Room with coffee served in Broadgates Hall.  Guests usually depart at around 9.45pm/10.15 pm.  The dress code on all Sunday evening Guest Nights is "black tie", otherwise a suit or jacket and tie are called for from gentlemen.  Seating plans are often in place with different seating configurations for SCR Dessert to ensure a lively exchange for all-comers.

How to book

If you would like to dine at High Table and to use your Dining Rights, please contact James Brazier in the Development Office at  Any queries please call 01865 276405 at least 14 working days in advance of the date you wish to dine.