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Murder Mystery Specials 2019

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

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Murder Mystery Specials 2019

 

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
19:15 I Die With My Little Spy Tickets available
19:15 Christmas To The Sound Of Slay Bells 1 space left!
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.

I DIE WITH MY LITTLE SPY - 1950's Spy Plot - 19th October 2019

It’s 1959; the height of the Cold War and a chill wind blows through Thymely over Actin Station after the shock discovery of the murdered body of mild-mannered professor, Gustave Wynd! Tensions run high as the finger of suspicion points in all directions. Is his sniffling companion, Katya Khold really as distraught as she makes out? Has local photographer, Cameron Phlasche been poking his long lens in where it wasn't wanted? And is the reticent Anna Nymity holding on to something big? Assist MI6’s top agent, Mister Ree to uncover the truth and reveal who will declare “I Spy”!

This will be a dining experience on the Quantock Belle. 

MENU

STARTER

Tiger prawn cocktail with artisan bread

 

MAIN

 

Coq au vin with Dauphonoise potatoes and seasonal vegetables

 

VEGEARIAN MAIN 

 

(v)Aubergine and potato moussaka with seasonal vegetables(v)Aubergine and potato moussaka with seasonal vegetables

DESSERTS

 

Delicious Chocolate brownie with clotted cream

 

On the way home Cheeseboard with homemade runner bean chutney

 

Ticket £89 per person

- Please note when booking a table for 2 a £10 fee is applied to guarantee a table of 2, if you wouldnt mind sharing with another couple please phone to book, and the £10 fee will not be charged. 

CHRISTMAS TO THE SOUND OF SLAY BELLS - Art Deco Period - 30th November 2019

It’s the time of year when families travel to visit their loved ones, but for poor Mary Unbryte, it’s a one-way trip. She has come to stay in Thymely for Christmas but she’s been murdered on the train! Has fellow passenger, Chris Tingle given her the wrong present? Has his devoted companion, Bea White discovered something untoward beneath the mistletoe? Or has Mary’s sister, May Yordayze been filled with the wrong kind of the Christmas spirit? Fortunately, DI Bauls is on hand to help you unwrap this seasonal mystery.

This will be a dining experience on the Quantock Belle. 

MENU

STARTER

Homemade Broccoli and Stilton soup

 

MAIN

8 hour Slow Cooked Lamb with Boulangere Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and a delicious Reduction

 

VEGETARIAN MAIN

(V)Butternut Squash, Spinach and Brie Pithivier with Saute Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables.

 

DESSERT

Gooseberry crumble with custard

On the way home Cheeseboard with homemade green tomato chutney

Ticket £89 per person

- Please note when booking a table for 2 a £10 fee is applied to guarantee a table of 2, if you wouldnt mind sharing with another couple please phone to book, and the £10 fee will not be charged. 

This service will travel from Bishops Lydeard to Norton Fitzwarren down to Williton and back to Bishops Lydeard.