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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 Signal to Murder Tickets available
19:15 A Holiday to Die For Tickets available
19:15 Away Day to Murder Tickets available
19:15 I Die With My Little Spy Tickets available
19:15 Christmas To The Sound Of Slay Bells Tickets available
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.

SIGNAL TO MURDER - 29th June 2019

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. 

This will be a dining experience on the Quantock Belle. 

Tickets are £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. 

MENU

Appetiser: Roasted Vegetable, homemade pesto, parmesan filo tart with basil oil and micro herbs

 

Vichysoisse soup with ciabatta and olive breads

 

Main: Coq au vin served with Dauphinoise potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a delicious red winemshallot, pancetta reduction

Vegetarian Main: Vegetarian shepherds pie with red wine, lentils sundried tomatoes, with a cheesy mash topping and seasonal vegetables

 

Tarte Normadie (delicious apple tart)served with clotted cream

Gluten Free Alternative: Cheeseboard with grapes and chutney (Gluten Free alternative must be pre-ordered at the time of booking)

 

A HOLIDAY TO DIE FOR - 1950's - 20th July 2019

 All aboard the Summer Special! It’s 1959 and everyone is excited to be heading off to Wales for a fun-packed week at Cracklin’s Holiday Camp. Unfortunately, dashing Entertainment Manager, Dai Laffin doesn't see the funny side – he’s just been found murdered! But who is to blame? Why was holiday host, Abi Wristwyth discovered kneeling over the body holding onto his rock? Does ex-camp comic “Bunny Boyler” think it’s all just a bad joke? Or is long-time “camp follower”, Rhea Polstered covering something up? Fortunately, Detective Inspector Archie Bauls is also on leave and happy to add this case to his other luggage and help you solve this holiday murder mystery.

Fish and Chip service on MK1 coaches. 

Tickets are £55 per person.

AWAYDAY TO MURDER! - 1950's - 21st September 2019

It’s 1955 and owner of the Little Hampton Rubber Company, Mr Wellington Boote has given all his workers a day off to visit the seaside! Unfortunately, someone is feeling less than grateful, as Mr Boote has just been discovered dead! Will disappointed factory girl, Sheila Blige bounce back? Has union leader, Stan Still got them out again? Or has tea lady, Ada Zaster gone too far with his crumpet? Luckily, DI Bauls will help you work out which one’s due for a lengthy stretch.

Fish and Chip service on MK1 coaches. 

Tickets are £55 per person.

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. 

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. 

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.