Badock Hall


Badock Hall is a catered hall, located on our Stoke Bishop accommodation campus, approximately two miles from the main University, offering beatiful green, leafy surroundings away from the noise and bustle of the city. The Hall was built in 1964 and named after Sir Stanley Badock, a benefactor and Pro Vice Chancellor to the University in the early 20th Century.

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Accommodation details

  • Catered
  • Up to 13 rooms per floor, some with sinks
  • Very few en suite rooms usually allocated on basis of medical need
  • Owned and managed by the University of Bristol


  • Bath/shower rooms on each floor shared by 3-10 students
  • Small pantry areas on each floor shared by 7-13 students
  • Internet access in rooms (ResNet)
  • Bike storage
  • Students who meet the criteria shown on the application form can apply for a parking permit at the Clifton or Stoke Bishop sites. 
  • Common rooms
  • Computer room
  • Hall bar
  • Launderette
  • Music practice room
  • Quiet study room
  • Squash courts
  • Tennis courts

Living at Badock Hall

A wide range of facilities are available to students at Badock Hall. These include quiet study areas, a computer room and Freeview TV in the Terrace room. Students are encouraged to make use of the grand piano in the Dining Hall and another electric grand piano is available. In addition, the Music Practice Room offers a drum kit and piano. The legendary Badock Bar, run as the Gemini Club, has air conditioning, bar games, a high quality sound system, plus a DJ Booth; and for the sports enthusiasts there are all-weather tennis courts and squash courts in the hall grounds, plus table tennis and a snooker room. 

What they say

Badock hall has a great atmosphere. There are also many opportunities available within hall. I particularly enjoy participating in the sport intramural. I would definitely recommend this hall.

Rooms are a lot bigger than I expected. And not having a sink in my room is actually quite good because way more storage for clothes.


The Junior Common Room (JCR) Committee is elected from the Hall's student residents in the first term and is a great way to get involved, organising Hall balls, pub quizzes, evenings for overseas students, open mic nights, intramural sports, plays and whatever else you have the enthusiasm for. If do not have the time to organise events in hall, you can still benefit by joining in! The JCR are also the voice of the student residents on the Hall Advisory Committee where they can raise any issues of concern.


At a glance

Availability: In 2014 there were approximately 2 applications for every bed space available. 

Facilities: Common areas, bar and sporting facilities including tennis courts.

Distance to city: Based 3 miles from the city centre, can be more expensive to get home after nights out.

Quiet location: Based at Stoke Bishop, a quiet, residential area of Bristol. However, noise levels are very much dependent on the people you live with.

Travel time to campus
Bus 15 mins (Wessex Red Service 16)
Walking 39 mins (1.9 miles/3.1 km)
Cycling 14 mins (2.2 miles/3.5 km)

Rooms and rents

Tenancy: 42 weeks, 20 Sept 2015 - 9 July 2016. Tenancy covers the duration of the academic year.

Room fees 2015/16
Single 168 £6,698 or £159/week
Single with basin 259 £6,833 or £163/week
Single en suite 10 £7,525 or £179/week
Shared (2 people) 6 (all male) £5,197 or £124/week
Total places 443

*Figures rounded to nearest pound. For exact figures see the full breakdown of fees and the additional costs that are payable.


Warden: Dr Mark Lowenberg
Student Support Administrator: Briony Addey
Tel: +44 (0) 117 903 2480
Website: Badock Hall website
Address: Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop, BS9 1JQ

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