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Add some spice to your evening meal at one of our fantastic Murder Mystery dinners. Book now to avoid disappointment!

A highly engaging plot will develop throughout your evening, keeping you guessing at every twist and turn. You'll even have an opportunity to dress up and act out your verdicts.

2017 Dates

THEMES

18th November  2017 - Too Many Cooks -  SOLD OUT

Tonight is the Gala dinner being held before filming starts for the finale of TOO MANY COOKS, with an important invited audience of which you are a member. Steve Patterson, celebrity chef will be hosting. Is Steve the same as he is portrayed on television or is he even nastier and is £100,000 a prize worth killing for? Your dress code for this event is: Standard Party Wear

28th December 2017 - A Christmas Sleighing’ - SOLD OUT 

Strawberry Productions are celebrating a hit this Christmas with their cartoon, Kris Mass - The Elf Who Saves Christmas. Kris who along with one of Santa's reindeer, Rooftop Dancer, rescues Santa Claus after he has been kidnapped by the evil Dr Dark who wants to spoil Christmas for millions of children. The film has been a huge hit and Strawberry Productions are holding a number of celebratory parties throughout the country to thank their many public and private investors who backed the film. So come along, dress up in Christmas style and join the cast and crew in the celebrations!! However this may be the season of goodwill to all men but all is not sweetness and light. It may be winter outside but the atmosphere inside is deathly cold!   Your dress code for this event is: Christmas Party Wear

2018 Dates

26th January  - How to Murder a Millionaire (Optional Costume – 1950s)

It is 1956. Millicent Montague is throwing a party to celebrate the release of her latest Hollywood blockbuster "How to Murder a Millionaire". All the stars will all be there and Millicent is hoping that she will be able to put the past behind her. You know the sort of thing:  The rumours of her affairs, her involvement with a prominent American Politician, Her Mafia connections, etcetera etcetera. She is hoping that the film will distract people from all that. But you can be sure that someone has a grudge to bear. But would they kill because of it?

Fri 23rd Feb 2018 – St Valentine’s Day Massacre

It is 1929. Jack (Johnny) Johnson runs the 'Starlight Rooms', a lucrative night club. Despite living in Britain Johnny styles himself as a Chicago gang leader and the local constabulary tend to ignore him. However, when detectives find a link between a series of murders and the Starlight Rooms, the police become very interested indeed. What has Johnny been up to? Is someone trying to frame him - and if so who?

Fri 25th May 2018 – A Spectre Calls (Optional Costume – Standard Party Wear)

Tonight is the will reading of Clara Mallender known to all as 'Auntie Clara.' Clara, a widow, died of a heart attack three months ago shortly after her 70th birthday party and tonight is the occasion of her will reading.

Her family are gathered to listen eagerly to the contents of her will along with her housekeeper and her long time friend, solicitor and medium, Ashley Palmer. and Oh! yes... Clara herself!!!

Fri 20th July 2018 – Game, Set & Match (Optional Costume – Standard Party Wear)

Lorna Davis was the shock winner of the latest ATP ranking event, beating her arch rival Sky Sommerville in the final, which Sky did not take well as she was the clear favourite to win. Lorna is delighted as it has now qualified her for Wimbledon. She is resolute that one day she will win the tournament and this could be her time!!

Lorna burns with a desire not only to win tennis's greatest competition but also to prove a point and to shame some of the biggest names in the tennis world, for Lorna hides a dark secret, a secret she has harboured for some time and is now fixed upon humiliation and revenge. In her eyes no one will get in her way and there is only one result..... Game, Set & Match!!!!

Fri 26th Oct 2018 – Superheroe’s (Optional Costume –Your Favourite Superhero)

The Association of Comic Book Heroes was founded by millionaire Tim Rushton and bookshop owner David Stevens. The club is populated by a bunch oddball people who have one thing in common. they are all nuts on comic book heroes. Will it be a ‘Super’ evening or will the forces of evil surface to thwart our heroes?

Fri 9th Nov 2018 – The Fashion House (Optional Costume – 1920’s Glad Rags)

It is 1926. The biggest fashion designer of the decade is organising a fashion show and cat walk at your hotel tonight. Many of the latest designs will be on show. But are any of the designs totally original? Is someone jealous of what’s on display? And would somebody kill if the money was right?

Fri 28th Dec 2018 - Mr Caroll’s Christmas (Optional Costume – Christmas Party Wear)

It is Christmas day and the Carroll family are celebrating Christmas for the first time since the recent and unexpected death of matriarch Holly Carroll. Could this Christmas be a time for togetherness and playing happy families or is someone about to tear the family apart.


Itinerary

The performance commences at 7:30pm

7:30pm - Meet in the bar

8:00pm - Dinner is served

The event will end between 10:00 and 10:30pm - Includes a three course set dinner with murder mystery entertainment

2017 Menu only

Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

Garnished with Garlic Croutons

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Pan Seared Chicken Supreme

Dauphinoise Potatoes, Watercress Cream Sauce served with Panache of Seasonal Vegetables

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Cream Filled Profiteroles

Belgium Chocolate Sauce

A vegetarian option is available upon request no later than 7 days prior to the event date

 

Menu for 2018 Dates Only

Roast Vegetable Soup

Topped with Rustic Croutons

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Braised English Beef

Braised in a gravy, flavoured with red wine and garnished with mushrooms, silver skin onions and bacon, served with Creamed Mash Potato, Seasonal Vegetables

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Lemon Meringue Pie

with a Raspberry Sorbet

A vegetarian option is available upon request no later than 7 days prior to the event date


What to Expect from your Evening

All character roles in our murder mysteries are played by a cast of professional actors.

Your role during the event is to act as an investigator - questioning the suspects, watching the incidents, and, perhaps, discovering bodies! Guests are not required to act nor to be put into teams.

The action will unfold around you and you will have the opportunity to interrogate all the suspects. You are also encouraged to freely roam the restaurant and to talk to characters as often as you wish.

The event will be continuous throughout. Be careful you don't miss anything!

Evidence will be displayed for you to study.
Please note that you may find yourself seated with guests from other parties and there will almost certainly be a character from the cast on your table.

Large groups may be required to be split amongst two tables and a character involved in the cast may be required to sit with you.


How to Participate

Bring a note pad and a pen with you to jot down everything you hear.

Interrogate the suspects. They may have something to hide.

Listen carefully to what the suspects are saying to each other.

Read the evidence that is displayed.

Watch for any hidden facial expression that may give away a guilty secret.

Be suspicious and trust your instincts.

Above all, stay alert and keep your eyes and ears open. Trust no one. The person sitting next to you may be a murderer.


£45 per person.

In order to avoid disappointment, Please call our events department on 01527 541511 to make a booking.

Special rates are available for accommodation and pre-ordered wine.

Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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