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The common hall[1][2] or Common Hall[3] is a great timbered feast hall for the Night's Watch at Castle Black.[4]

Layout

The immense common hall is drafty even when a fire burns in its great hearth. Crows nest in the lofty ceiling timbers.[1] Hobb prepares meals for the members of the Night's Watch,[5] and black brothers often drink mulled wine in the hall.[6][7]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Jon Snow takes his meals in the common hall.[1][6] Jon introduces Samwell Tarly to Ghost in the hall.[6]

Jon learns from Pypar about the death of King Robert I Baratheon. When Ser Alliser Thorne mocks Jon about the arrest of Eddard Stark, Jon leaps onto a table and has to be restrained from attacking Alliser by his friends.[5]

A Storm of Swords

During the attack on Castle Black by wildlings, Jon sees the common hall's doors on fire, and then the timbered keep itself burns.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

Since the common hall has burned to the ground, the Night's Watch take their meals in the stone cellar below Castle Black's armory.[8]

Quotes

They'll be serving some vile stew in the common hall by now, and I could do with a bowl of something hot.[1]

References