Events & Experiences

Murder Mystery Specials

Do you see yourself as a Miss Marple or a Jessica Fletcher, Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes?

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West Somerset Railway

Calling all amateur sleuths!! -Do you see yourself as a Miss Marple or a Jessica Fletcher, Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes? Well, the West Somerset Railway's Murder Mystery season is a must for all you amateur crime fighters. As you go peacefully about your train journey to and from the seaside the actors will be staging a murderous tale for you to try to solve.

Apart from the dastardly doings your steam train ride will also include the following menu choices served to you at your seat as the train leaves Bishops Lydeard at 19.00 plus of course the mystery unfolding before your eyes.

The entertainment begins on the platform promptly at 19.00. Boarding is from 18.45. Passengers should arrive in good time to find their seats, and leave the train again for the first scene on the platform at 19.00. All trains depart from Bishops Lydeard at 19:15 and travel the full length of the line to Minehead and back.You should arrive back at Bishops Lydeard at approx. 23.00.

The dress code is 'smart casual' and we encourage you to enter the spirit of the event by dressing in appropriate period costume if you desire!

There is a bar on the train serving alcoholic and soft drinks, teas and coffees.

These evenings are not suitable for children and no dogs are permitted.

Dates
18:45 Timetable to Murder, from Bishops Lydeard Sold Out
18:45 The Twelve Deaths of Christmas, from Bishops Lydeard Sold Out
Prices
Multiple Events are in this category

Prices for this event could vary from day to day, click the links above to see prices for your chosen date.

Dietary Options

There is a vegetarian option on every set menu. If you have other special dietary requirements please email [email protected] with your requirements before making your booking. We regret that all meals must be booked in advance and special dietary requirements can only be accommodated with prior notice.

Please note: Our tables are arranged for parties of 4, If your booking is not for 4 people (or multiples of four) you may be seated with other people. Whilst this may seem daunting, most people find that getting to know new people enhances their experience. Group bookings will always be seated together. If you have made separate bookings, but wish to be seated together, please let us know by email to [email protected]

The Last Connection!

The Last Connection! - 27th May 2017 - Adults/Seniors £70 per person - Aboard the Quantock Belle Dining Train

Menu:

Starter - Canapes.

Main - Local Corn Fed Chicken Breast served with white wine Tarragon sauce, Fresh baby New Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans

Main vegetarian option: Chestnut and Sweet Potato Lasagne (Gluten Free, Lactose Free)

Dessert - Deep filled Apple Pie with custard or cream.

Plot:

THE LAST CONNECTION - 27th May 2017

Four random passengers take a trip on the railway. However, they may not be as random as they seem for a deadly secret ties them together and one has just bought a return ticket for nothing. Has Betty Kuddant taken a fatal dare? Has Jockie Klubb ridden roughshod over the wrong person? Is Annette Kirton hiding something terrible? Or has Pastor Kidneys caught the wrong service? Luckily, D.I. Bauls is on the same train and will assist you to make the right connection.

FULL STOP - MURDER!

FULL STOP - MURDER! - 15th July 2017 - Adults/Seniors £48 per person

Menu:

Main - Fish and Chips

Main vegetarian - Vegetarian Burger and Chips

Dessert - Styles Ice Cream

FULL STOP - MURDER! - 15th July 2017
The next train might be delayed – there’s a dead body in the waiting room! Travel writer, Miles Suppertrak has written his final chapter but which of his travelling companions is cutting short his career? Is publisher, Mack Millan pressed for a deadline? Is fiancée, Bree Fenn-Cownter hiding something in her dust jacket? Or is secretary Celia Wholesupp looking for something between the covers? DI Bauls is on hand to guide you on your journey to the solution.

Timetable to Murder!

Timetable to Murder!  - Saturday 28th October - Adults/Seniors £70 - Aboard the Quantock Belle Dining Train

Please note - we have sold out of tables of two. You are still welcome to book two seats but please be aware, you may be seated with another party on a table of four.

Menu:

Starter - Canapes.

Main - Local Chuck Steak and Kidney Pie, Salt and Black Pepper Roast Potatoes, Chantanay Carrots

Main vegetarian option: Chestnut and Sweet Potato Lasagne (Gluten Free, Lactose Free)  

Your meal also includes one glass of white or red wine or prosecco.

Dessert - Autumn Fruit Sponge with custard or cream.

Plot:

Timetable to Murder!

It's 1929 and five brutal murders have been committed on the Little Hampton line. Only three people were present on each occasion; historian, Anne Tickwitty, musician Belle Canto and clock restorer, Nev Erlayte. But which one is a murderer?

The Twelve Deaths of Christmas

The Twelve Deaths of Christmas -  Saturday 9th December - Adults/Seniors £70 - Aboard the Quantock Belle Dining Train

Menu:

Starter - Canapes.

Main - Traditional Roast Turkey Dinner with all trimmings, Thyme and Garlic Roast Potatoes, Fresh Seasonal vegetables.

Main Vegetarian Option - Homemade Nut Roast, Thyme and Garlic Roast Potatoes, Fresh seasonal vegetables.

Dessert - Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce.

Your meal also includes one glass of white or red wine.

Plot:

The Twelve Deaths of Christmas

Its Christmas time once again and the Thymely villagers are gathered to celebrate what should be the season of peace and goodwill. However, there have been eleven mysterious deaths associated with the popular Christmas song and everyone is wondering who will be next? Has postmistress, Trixie Truelove delivered her last card? Has sweet Polly Peartree handled her last fruit? Can Peter Partridge stop looking so nervous? Can you help D.I Archie Bauls solve the previous murders before the killer strikes for the twelfth and final time?