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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 murder mysteries start at Bishops Lydeard at 19:15 and travel the full length of the line to Minehead and back (apart from the 15th September which goes as far as Blue Anchor then returns to Bishops Lydeard). 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 dogs are not permitted.

Dates
18:45 FULLY BOOKED Sold Out
18:45 Sold Out
Prices
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MURDER ON THE HOME FRONT - 1940's

MURDER ON THE HOME FRONT!  - Saturday 14th July  - Adults/Seniors £50

Plot:

The War is over! Peace at last! But the celebrations must wait, as village busybody Evelyn Tentt has just been discovered murdered in the waiting room! Has the lovely Anna Dynn found her to be a constant headache? Has wounded soldier Eamonn Phyre had enough of her probing his war wound? Perhaps local dignitary Lady Wanda Aymlessly is not as dignified as she likes to make out. Whatever the reason, DI Bauls will be assisting your efforts to uncover the truth.

Menu:

Main - Fish and Chips
Main vegetarian - Vegetarian Burger and Chips
Dessert - Styles Ice Cream

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].

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NO RATION FOR MURDER 1940's

NO RATION FOR MURDER - 1940's! - 15th September 2018 - Adults/Seniors £50 per person

Please note - this service will travel as far as Blue Anchor Station only.

Plot: 

War may be raging on the Continent but back home life must go on – but not for Farmer Cyst – he’s just been found murdered on his way to market! Who could have wanted him dead? Could flirty Dee Peat have been too hot for him to handle? Has local spiv Stanley Knyffe made him a final offer? Or has Land Army girl Molly Coddle been pulling more than just potatoes? Luckily, Detective Inspector Bauls is on hand to keep you steaming ahead with your investigations.

Menu:

Main - Fish and Chips
Main vegetarian - Vegetarian Burger and Chips
Dessert - Styles Ice Cream

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].

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SIGNAL TO MURDER - 1929 - Thymely Village, England

SIGNAL TO MURDER - 1929 - Thymely Village, England - 20th October 2018 - Adults/Seniors £75 per person - Aboard the Quantock Belle Dining Train

Plot:

Where has Dr. Lopping, the Railway Company representative got to? D.I. Bauls investigates another case along with Sid Siding the Stationmaster, May Bee the office girl and Mrs. Bouffet-Carr, doyen of the station canteen. Keep on the right track to avoid the signal to murder at Little Hampton station.

Menu:

Starter

Ham Hock Terrine with piccalilli

(V)Fresh tomato, lentil and basil soup

MAIN

Steak, mushroom and Ale Pie served with a creamy chive mash, seasonal vegetables, and extra delicious gravy

DESSERT

Sticky Toffee Pudding with vanilla icecream

(GF)Orange Almond cake with clotted cream

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TIS THE SEASON TO BE MURDERED! - 1929 - Thymely Village, England

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE MURDERED! - 1929 - Thymely Village, England - 1st December 2018 - Aboard the Quantock Belle Dining Train. 

Plot:

The Christmas Special is about to depart but the body of solicitor Harold Aingels has just been discovered hung up by his baubles! Three people were seen arguing with him earlier in the day, but whose seasonal goodwill has run out? Has Yul Logg been burning it at both ends? Is Carole Synger out of tune? Or is Holley-Anne de Ivey feeling too prickly for her own good?

D.I. Bauls is on hand to guide you through this special seasonal mystery.

Menu:

Canape-Mini Brie and cranberry filo tart

MAIN

Roast Turkey and all the trimmings(can be gluten free please advise on booking)

Butternut squash,spinach,leek and gruyere cheese pie with roasted potatoes and a delicious mushroom gravy

DESSERT

Christmas pudding with clotted cream

(GF)Meringue Roulade with lemon curd and raspberrys(please advise all gluten free)

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