Upper Hall

The spacious Upper Hall dates back to the foundation of the college by Bishop Alcock. Medieval carvings decorate the crossbeams of the restored roof, and arched windows along each side provide ample natural daylight, adding to the fresh feel of the room. The whitewashed walls are undecorated except for the mural by Richard Long, 'River Avon Mud, 1996', lending the room a distinctive and airy character. On the top level of the college buildings, the Upper Hall leads onto a balcony that overlooks the magnificent 15th century College Hall.

As a venue for fine dining or a formal dinner, it can accommodate up to 72 guests. A variety of other venues in the College, both inside and outside during the summer months, can also be booked for pre-dinner drinks.

To find out more about booking the Upper Hall as a venue for fine dining or a formal dinner, please contact us.


Guests: 72 guests

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All year round, subject to availability

Also suitable for:

Related venues:

The Coleridge Room and The Prioress’s Room for pre-dinner drinks, subject to numbers

Cloisters for pre-dinner drinks, weather permitting

Second Court for pre-dinner drinks in summer months, weather permitting

The Bar for pre-dinner drinks outside term time

Upper Hall

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