Are you an adorer of all things Agatha Christie? Then why not ham it up like Hercule Poirot with one of our popular Murder Mystery Nights. Put on your thinking cap and work up an appetite for some serious sleuthing with the award winning After Dark Murder Mystery Events. An evening of indulgence and intrigue awaits!
£75.00 per head
The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)
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2021 Diners on sale September 8 2020
The East Lancashire Railway is thrilled to announce that 2021 dates for this experience will go on general sale on September 8th 2020! Prices will be held at their current level until the end of September 2020 so make sure you don't miss out.
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"The experience was really good! The food was excellent and just the right amounts, the actors were good and the interaction was fun. The experience of travelling in old-world glamour was great too. Definitely recommend!"
By: Tripadvisor, December 2018
Murder Mystery Nights run on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. The evening starts at Bury Bolton Street Station at 6:45pm and finishes at approximately 10:15pm.
Our well-stocked bar has a variety of wines, spirits and beers, including real ales. Champagne is also available for those truly special moments.
Feeling fruity? Try our Dining with Distinction cocktail, made with our own secret recipe!
It’s the end of the line for someone at the Johnson Bay Station Café as our killer takes a night train to murder. It’s time to travel back to the forties as you become embroiled in a terribly, terribly awful murder over tea. This mystery is just the ticket for first class detectives. Just make sure you’re on the right track!
Prawn & Mango Salad with brown bread and lime dressing (gf)Spiced Parsnip & Cauliflower Soup with toasted cumin seeds (gf)Slow Braised Beef Chasseur with garlic and chive mash (gf)Spiced Cinnamon Apple Tart with Chantilly creamChocolate and coconut torte (gf)(GF = Gluten Free alternative available)
Served: 27 Feb 2021
Listen very carefully…We shall say this only once!
The French Resistance has sent one of its operatives to Paris to pick up a painting that's been stolen from a Nazi vault. When the team from Cafe Rene go to meet him though, they discover he's been killed and the painting is missing! Can you discover where it is and who's the double
Served: 13 Mar 2021
It's time to share out the booty as the Captains and crews from the Pirate Clans meet on Pirate Island. All was going well in the truce they had arranged until someone killed the pirate leader and stole all the treasure. Which of these pirates has carried out their revenge in the worst way possible?
Smoked Mackerel Pate Crostini with rocket salad and mango chutney (gf)Cream of Leek & Mushroom Soup with fresh chives (gf)Parma Wrapped, Asparagus & Brie Chicken with Dauphinoise & white wine sauce (gf)Strawberry & White Chocolate Charlotte with berry coulisChocolate and coconut torte (gf)(GF = Gluten Free alternative available)
Served: 10 Apr 2021
It’s the roaring twenties and there’s only one place to go for a good time and a good crime where you can enjoy glamour and glitz and that’s the Ritz!
But with high society comes low morals and you may find treachery over your afternoon tea or a killer drinking cocktails.
Farmhouse Pate with Melba toast, salad and sweetcorn relish (gf)Wild Mushroom Soup with fresh parsley (gf)Chicken Fillet Lyonnaise with garlic mash and white wine & mushroom sauce (gf)Gingerbread cheesecake with toffee drizzleChocolate and coconut torte (gf)(GF = Gluten Free alternative available)
Served: 24 Apr 2021
Beneath the glitz and glamour of 1940’s Hollywood there are secrets and lies to uncover as you become embroiled in a murder at the movies! It’s time for action as you see if you can take home the award for best detective in a motion picture and attempt to make the final cut… before the killer does!
BBQ Pulled Pork Salad with crusty bread (gf)Creamy Sweetcorn Soup with fresh kale (gf)Dijon Beef Tenders & Mushrooms with horseradish mash and red wine jus (gf)Gin & Lime Cheesecake with fresh creamChocolate and coconut torte (gf)(GF = Gluten Free alternative available)
Served: 08 May 2021
Chicken Caesar Salad with parmesan shavings (gf)Fire Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup with fresh chives (gf)Steak Sauté & Peppers with horseradish mash and sauce Diane (gf)Strawberry & Champagne Torte with marbled pencilsChocolate and coconut torte (gf)(GF = Gluten Free alternative available)
Served: 28 May 2021
Served: 04 Jun 2021
There’s been villainy in Venice!
But before you find out who’s done what you’ll have to find out who is who!
Secrets and lies hide behind the masks in this murder mystery where you’re sure to have a ball trying to figure out who has the face of innocence and who is as two faced as they come.
Served: 19 Jun 2021
Who shot the sheriff? The leanest meanest bandits in the West are in town and nobody knows their names.
Can you unravel the mystery of who is who before you discover whodunit?
Served: 24 Jul 2021
Classic Prawn & Crayfish Cocktail Salad with brown bread and Marie rose sauce (gf)Cream of Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup with croutons (gf)Gressingham Roast Ginger Duck Breast with onion infused mash and plum sauce (gf)Chocolate Duo Teardrop with summer berriesChocolate and coconut torte (gf)(GF = Gluten Free alternative available)
Served: 07 Aug 2021
Prawn & Horseradish Mousse with Highland Scottish Smoked Salmon, Rocket Salad and Lemon Dill Dressing (gf)Broccoli & Mushroom Soup with fresh chives (gf)Featherblade of Beef with thyme infused mash and Dijon mustard sauce (gf)Malteser Honeycomb Torte with fresh creamChocolate and coconut torte (gf)(GF = Gluten Free alternative available)
Served: 21 Aug 2021
Served: 25 Sep 2021
Served: 16 Oct 2021
Served: 06 Nov 2021
It's time to find out what the Dickens is going on as a Christmas Party ends before it even begins as the host ends up dead. Join us in this traditional festive frolic that could reveal more than the suspects bargained for.
Mushroom, Port & Stilton Pate with Melba toast, salad and apricot chutney (gf)Spiced Parsnip & Winter Apple Soup with flaked almonds (gf)Garlic, Herb & Pepper Topped Chicken Breast with wholegrain mustard mash and white onion sauce (gf)Winterberry Cheesecake with fresh creamChocolate and coconut torte (gf)(GF = Gluten Free alternative available)
Served: 03 Dec 2021
Somerset Brie & Asparagus Cheesecake with salad and mango chutney (gf ??)Carrot & Coriander Soup with fresh chives (gf)Slow Braised Steak & Mushroom Chasseur with horseradish creamed potato and pan gravy (gf)Apple & Cinnamon pie with vanilla creamChocolate and coconut torte (gf)(GF = Gluten Free alternative available)
Served: 10 Dec 2021
Prawn & Horseradish Mousse with Highland Scottish Smoked Salmon, Rocket Salad and Lemon Dill Dressing (gf)Winter Vegetable Soup with croutons (gf)Gressingham Duck Breast with smoked paprika mash, watercress & l’orange sauce (gf)Black Forest Gateau with fresh creamChocolate and coconut torte (gf)(GF = Gluten Free alternative available)
Served: 23 Dec 2021
Where applicable, starters and soups are served with freshly baked warm bread rolls.
Main courses are served with seasonal local market vegetables and potatoes. Tea
or coffee and after dinner mints are also included.
(v) Vegetarian options are available
and must be pre-ordered. If you need to make provisions for other dietary requirements
please ensure you contact us on 0333 320 2831 when booking your seats.
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