Hall and Bar

Merton’s college drink, the mighty Power Pint (three vodka shots, a VK and a splash of Monster Energy), being modelled. £3.80 each


Hall offers four different services throughout the day; breakfast, lunch, early supper and Formal Hall.  All are run every day of the week, aside from Saturday when Formal Hall doesn’t run and Sunday when breakfast and lunch are replaced by brunch.  

You can find the menus for the forthcoming week on the college intranet, and book in your meals here. Currently you need to book for all meals, which closes at 10:30am the day before. You always need to bring your own alcohol to Formal Hall, but you can pick up bottles of wine/beer from the College Bar on your way over if you want!

Meal timings

Breakfast — 8:15 to 9:15am

Lunch — 12:00 to 1:30pm

Early supper — 6:00 to 6:30pm

Formal hall — 7:15pm start (aside from Sundays, which have a 7:30pm start)

Sunday Brunch — 11:30am to 12:30pm

Meal prices

Breakfast — £2.00

Lunch — £3.64

Dinner — £4.48

College Bar

The College Bar is open every night of the week from 6:30pm until 11:00pm and is usually staffed by some combination of Neal (the full time staff) and Joe or Charlotte (the student staff). The Bar doesn’t open on the night of BOPs, when the staff instead serve drinks at the Sports Pavilion throughout the night.  

The Bar is very reasonably priced and in close proximity to the Games Room, JCR and TV Room. Every Monday night of term at roughly 8:30pm, alternating each week, either the JCR Food and Bar Representative or one of the MCR Social Secretaries gives the Bar Quiz. (Currently the MCR quiz is odd weeks - 1,3,5,7 - and the JCR is even - 2,4,6,8). The prize for the winning team is a couple of bottles of wine.

After Black Tie Formal and other special dinners in Hall, the bar is usually host to some truly atrocious karaoke, organised by the Entz Reps.

Feedback and Contacts

Margo, Head Steward

If you have any questions about Hall, be they dietary or related to booking in groups​


Susie Barrows, Food and Bar Rep

A channel for feedback/suggestions/concerns about both Hall and the College Bar