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SOLD OUT: Gourmet Murder Mystery Overnight Friday Trip

  • Mar 1, 2013 · 5:15 PM
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Who killed the chef? I love Murder Mysteries dinners... if the food is good! And this one is going to extra special...

Just imagine: one minute you're sat at your table enjoying the company of other taste adventures; the next you've become witness to a murder. Covered in flour, the cook is draped lifeless in the pantry, a broken cocktail glass stained with red lipstick lies adjacent to his body.

What's the motive? Clues start to unravel as the evening unwinds and the dessert wine is served. Help your fellow Tastourians reveal the killer!!!

Photos of Down Hall Country House Hotel, Hatfield Heath

I did a murder mystery on a train in Florida - it was 'Who killed the restaurant critic', and I LOVED IT!!!

I’ve always wanted to go to a country hotel for a murder mystery but none have been offered with HIGH QUALITY FOOD... but this one looks really good, It's a special one off event, so it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to do this again, especially at this price.

If you would like to book: Please email [masked] to request a booking form

If you are a MAYBE: PLEASE, change your rsvp to NO, with a comment, so that I can follow up if there is still space.

There are only 18 spots for this trip.

DAY 1: Friday

5:20 pm meet Liverpool Street Station (exact time TBC)

(I'll confirm exact train times closer to the date. It looks like the 5:39 is the best one to catch, which arrives at 6:15 - There is an option to meet group earlier in the day if taking a half day, like Craig) We'll meet at the Rail Road Pub across from the the train station if you are finding alternative transport.

6:15 Cariages to hotel

Down Hall Country House Hotel London - Hotel Exterior

7:00 Meet for Pre-Dinner Drinks

Down Hall Country House Hotel London - Restaurant

8:00 Murder Myster Dinner

Down Hall Country House Hotel London - Meeting Room

11:00 Whisky and cigars (or coffee) in the drawing room

DAY 2: Saturday

9:00 Breakfast

10:30 Swim, Walking, tennis & general hotel relaxing.

The hotel has 100 acres of grounds to explore.

Down Hall Country House Hotel London - Swimming pool

Down Hall Country House Hotel London - Tennis court

I know Ros is a keen tennis player, as we used to play in Hyde Park (pre Tastourian days) so if you fancy a set, post it on the tread below.

12:30 Pre-Lunch Champagne

We'll meet and have a glass of Champagne prior to leaving for lunch. This is included in the price.

1:15 Taxi into Hatfield's (and one of Essex's) best Gastro pubs for lunch (10 minute taxi, not included)

Essex Food and Drink Awards Finalist

4pm return to London or visit (TBC)

About the hotel:

Down Hall Country House Hotel London - Guest RoomLocated in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop’s Stortford, Down Hall Country House Hotel is one of England’s most established country house hotels and just 45 minutes from London.

Dating back to 1322, this historic Italianate mansion boasts luxury interiors, ornate ceilings and an abundance of natural light,

Down Hall Country House Hotel London - Bathroom

And Tastourians know... a beauiful dinning room is nothing without recently remodeled bathrooms

(Sorry, I hope you catch the humor... and truth)

Photos of Down Hall Country House Hotel, Hatfield HeathWith 100 acres of woodland, parkland and gardens you can enjoy a getaway surrounded by grandeur both indoors and out.

What's included:

Pre Dinner Drink

A Thrilling Murder Mystery Experience

3 Course Dinner

A glass of wine with dinner

1 Night Luxury 4 star accommodation (shared) I've requested the best rooms they have.


Research, organiser fee & Booking fee

A fun group of taste adventures to enjoy the experience with:

We will have a group of 18 people plus 40 others, will join us.


for me it's all about creating the best experience at reasonable price. I really feel this event is excellent value!!!!

Please note that this hotel is usually £129 per night, this is an exclusive deal. You're getting:

Hotel, Breakfast, Dinner & Murder Mystery Experience, Pre-dinner drink and drink on arrival is included

£135 Bon Vivant Members - click here to join

£155 Non Members

Save £20 if booked by 1st February, standard price is £155/175

Price per person is based on two people sharing

Single rooms are now fully booked. However, I'm only planning on being in my room for about 5 mins pre-dinner, and 20 mins in the morning. Please email me if you'd like to go on the waiting list for a single room.

What's not included:

Train (£19.60 without a group discount)

Taxi - Transfer to hotel (a couple of quid if your sharing)

Any other food, drink or shopping required

Note on Transport

We will meet at Liverpool Street. I think most people will want to head back after a long Lunch on Saturday,

How to organise the group saver: reply to the message thread I've started (PLEASE, do not start a new thread, as lots of messages to attendees loses traction. You will need 4 people to go back to get the discount.

If you would like to book: Please email [masked] to request a booking form

If you can no longer make it, please change your rsvp. If you've requested a booking form, please email me.

Here's to a thrilling night at Down Hall Abbey !



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great night lots of fun and wonderful relaxing morning !

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a fantastic time, the murder mystery was great fun, and the relaxed morning reading was just what I needed. Thanks Kelly

    March 3, 2013

  • Kelly

    The Murder Mystery is fully booked! I'm so excited I'm going to pop open a magnum of 1993 Ruinart on the train (so we'll all be guilty of a crime...) Can't wait!!!!

    February 28, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hello! I've booked the 5:37 train (and bought tickets for all) I've also sent the meeting information to the group. Please email me if you did not receive it. Cheers, Kelly

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies but my plans changed and I can no longer make this

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really sorry but i won't be able to make it this weekend, sorry!!!!

    February 21, 2013

  • Thomas

    single room too

    February 17, 2013

  • Ros

    sorry, other commitment now

    February 17, 2013

  • Emma C.

    sorry I now have an exam just after so need to study

    February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have always wanted to do this !! I can't wait

    December 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like single room as well

    December 15, 2012

  • Kelly

    Room allocations:

    1 · October 31, 2012

    • Kelly

      Craig, single room

      October 31, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      single rooom for me -Carmen- as well

      December 15, 2012

  • Charles

    On Hols

    November 6, 2012

  • Kelly

    Post here if you are taking a half day and would like to take an earlier train than 5ish:

    October 31, 2012

  • Kelly

    Please post here if you are driving

    October 31, 2012

  • Kelly

    Please post here, if you'd like to play a game of tennis (Please only post once you've paid.)

    October 29, 2012

  • Kelly

    Please post here, if you can meet around 5:15pm and would like to group together to buy a GROUP SAVER TICKET. You will need to travel in groups of 4

    October 29, 2012

  • Kelly


    October 29, 2012

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