Pembroke College
Pembroke College
4.5
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Granted its charter in 1624, Pembroke is one of 38 self-governing colleges that are part of the University of Oxford.
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Gilpenned
71 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
As the poet, Sir John Betjeman, put it 'Still when I see it do I wonder why that College so polite and shy, should have more character than Queen's or Univ, splendid in the High'. Sometimes described as a small(er) Oxford College, this College actually has a large student body, and has recently expanded its estate via a bridge from Chapel Quad to a new modern block. It is one of the most beautiful, most welcoming and friendly colleges in Oxford. While of course many tourists flock to Tom Tower and the grandeur of Christ Church's quads, a stay at Pembroke College just across the road, or even a walk around its beautiful quads, has much to offer. The first quad, with its manicured lawn and window boxes of flowers, is a credit to the gardener. Though an an archway, one emerges into Chapel quad, to find the chapel and the college hall. This is the college where J R R Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon, and the college of alumni Samuel Johnson and of the great lawyer Sir William Blackstone. Sir Roger Bannister, who broke the four-minute-mile, is a former Master of the College, and some of his memorabilia are on display in the upper part of the Hall. This is a somewhat shy, and thus hidden, gem of Oxford. Those who know Pembroke will know exactly what I mean!
Written September 10, 2016
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PaphosBricks
Banbury, UK85 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
As a graduate of the college and university, I could be accused of bias but I did graduate 56 years ago! The college has made remarkable progress since my day. The Old and Chapel quads are much the same but 2 new quads have been added: the first by closing Beef Lane to the north of the chapel quad and incorporating into the quad the houses (which the college already owned) along the lane and which back onto the quad; the second by developing a former light industrial site to the south west of the college, and constructing a bridge across Brewer Street, the college has added a conference room, a cafeteria and many student rooms, to the extent that every undergraduate is now able to have a room in college for all of his/her three years at Oxford, unheard of my day when we had just one. The quads are beautiful, especially when the window boxes have their flowers in bloom. Admittedly, some of the rooms in the older part of the college leave a lot to be desired, but the general ambience is wonderful. I always look forward to my visits.,
Written December 7, 2016
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Caren B
London, UK20 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Pembroke is one of Oxford's hidden gems. The idea of student accommodation doesn't appeal (even if it is Oxford) but the college itself is really pretty and quiet with lovely old buildings and quads and a gorgeous old chapel chapel and hall. Definitely worth a look.
Written October 14, 2016
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2LegsBetterThan4
London, UK3 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
I made a reservation through the University Rooms website having looked closely at the information provided and the reviews in the Customer feedback section. Unfortunately when my wife and I arrived at Pembroke College we were shown to a room in the attic of an annex which was not a twin room as booked, but rather two singles linked with only a small skylight for natural light and cramped conditions. The room was claustrophobic and a fire risk, we had no alternative but to find alternative accommodation outside at extra cost.

I wrote to the administrator jane.osborne@pmb.ox.ac.uk about it afterwards and didn't even receive an acknowledgement never mind compensation. Disgraceful!
Written October 2, 2013
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Sandpiper39
Bicester, UK146 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
Have been a few times to Pembrokeshire's free lunchtime music recitals. Mist say I have thoroughly enjoyed them. The college has pleasant grounds and a good cafe.
Written October 12, 2016
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wardenhodges
258 contributions
Sep 2016 • Business
I stayed for 2 nights at Pembroke. The room was small not particularly clean and up several flights of stairs. But the setting is simply wonderful. Dinner in the Hall magnificent.
Written September 13, 2016
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Flossyhn
Aberystwyth, UK34 contributions
Oct 2013 • Solo
I stayed here for a spring residential for 3 days. It is an amazing college and so beautiful. The main hall is such a beautiful room.
Written September 1, 2014
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Lillystravels
52 contributions
May 2012 • Family
We actually stayed here (which I highly recommend) during our stay. It is beautiful and quaint, and the reason I would go back to Oxford. Everything about it was warm and welcoming. I can't possibly say enough good about it.
Written August 5, 2012
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Simon R
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
Beautiful gardens. Historic and modern! Hard to get in to, but worth it if you can!!
Written October 16, 2010
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Karen M
Daylesford, Australia1,350 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit during a walking tour to this quiet, beautiful old college, which was founded in 1624. We particularly liked the gardens & Old Quad.
Written November 21, 2018
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