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Pembroke College

Pembroke St., Oxford OX1 1DW, England
+44 1865 276444
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Just Beautiful

Everything about Pembroke is charming. Walking through the inconspicuous entry to the first... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Judy R
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Wonderful old quad and more recent additions to this superb place

Pembroke College was founded in 1624 and the old quad and chapel quad remain as a truly wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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Pembroke St., Oxford OX1 1DW, England
+44 1865 276444
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Everything about Pembroke is charming. Walking through the inconspicuous entry to the first quadrangle with the amazingly lush grass, through to the second quadrangle with equally plush grass, the dining hall full of medieval character and the Damon Wells Chapel, which is breath-taking.

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Pembroke College was founded in 1624 and the old quad and chapel quad remain as a truly wonderful aspect of the college, exuding history and heritage. It was really good to visit this place with my husband who studied here as a post-graduate student years...More

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Its relatively small size especially when compared with its immediate neighbour on the other side of St. Aldate's has led it to be known as the coal-scuttle of Christ Church. It was founded in 1624 by King James I of England and VI of Scotland...More

1  Thank futtock21
Reviewed 7 December 2016

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...More

2  Thank PaphosBricks
Reviewed 14 October 2016

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...More

2  Thank Cassie495
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

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.

2  Thank Sandpiper39
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for a conference and booked using the college's booking link. Wasn't given an option of rooms and assumed I would be getting an ensuite (the information forwarded by the conference organisers described modern ensuite rooms in the Rokos). Unfortunately there seemed to...More

Thank cd2059
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

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.

2  Thank wardenhodges
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

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...More

2  Thank Gilpenned
Reviewed 7 September 2016

It is a shame but I really have got nothing positive to say about staying here. I am currentoy here for a conference. I definitely drew the short straw, my colleagues are staying in the nicer part. I am in stairway 11, the stench as...More

Thank DaveMatt7
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