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Dinner on the Murder Mystery Train

Loughborough, Leicestershire
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    • A thrilling themed evening on board the train
    • A 5 course gourmet dinner
    • Solve the whodunit murder mystery
    • Travel a total distance of 16 miles
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What can I expect on the day

All aboard the Murder Mystery Train departing Loughborough station at half past seven! Step back in time to when detectives had impressive moustaches and the whole murderous scenario happened in the middle of luxury steam trains journeys. Here's your invite to one of the UKs best-loved murder mystery trains.

As well as unravelling the murder mystery unfolding before your very eyes as the train rolls along the Great Central Railway line, you also get to enjoy a sumptuous five course gourmet dinner too. But while you're tucking into your chicken and mushroom pate entrée, you might notice someone onboard this very special train departure has disappeared...odd. Or your carriages may just be rolling into the station when the train stops... to the shouts of "There's a dead on the line" from the station master.

One thing's for sure, it's murder and the mystery must be resolved before anyone can get off the train. As diners on the train, you are all implicated as witnesses, or maybe even suspects. As one might say, 'The murderer is with us now' and DI Archie Bauls will be stepping onto your train to investigate - and you'll be expected to help with his interrogations of passengers and staff alike.

Throughout the evening on this wonderfully imaginative murder mystery train departing from the UKs only double track main line heritage railway, you will meet some wonderful characters, such as Mrs Bouffet-Carr who runs the steam railway station canteen, May Bee the innocent looking office girl, or clock restorer and steam train enthusiast Nev Erlayte.

With any luck by the time you're sipping on an after dinner coffee, you will have the murder mystery train's perpetrator well and truly framed! A superb night out that combines delicious food, with the romance and mystery of steam train travel and well worth making the journey from all over the UK for!

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Dinner on the Murder Mystery Train
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Review posted last month
It was a lovely evening with first rate food and excellent entertainment. The station, the steam train and in general the surroundings provided a glimpse of life back in the 50s and the actors were very good, yet friendly and chatty at the same time. The only surprise was that the railway itself did not take the opportunity to present itself, and although we thanked the actors for their performances, there appeared no chance to thank the railway and their serving staff or the volunteers. If you could do so on our behalf that would be great.

Ian & Sue West
Yes, I recommend this product.

Dear Ian an Sue - We're glad you enjoyed the Murder Mystery event and will certainly pass on your feedback to the team at the railway.
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Dinner on the Murder Mystery Train
5.0
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Review posted last month
It was great really enjoyed the meal and the whole muder mystery train event
Yes, I recommend this product.

Dinner on the Murder Mystery Train
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Review posted last month
A gift for Christmas only just taken up. Periodically since Christmas I have looked forward to the murder mystery evening on the steam train with great anticipation. I can now report that it far exceeded my expectations. Being on a steam train after so many years was in itself a great experience, but to have the mystery acted out in such a brilliant fashion was the icing on the cake. Cannot finish without heaping praise on the chef for the wonderful food served on the evening. All in all a wonderful experience that was enjoyed to the full. Thank you all.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Dinner on the Murder Mystery Train
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Review posted 2 months ago
We had a excellent time, the performance was amazing and to top it all off the food was excellent.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Dinner on the Murder Mystery Train
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Review posted 2 months ago
Well executed performance by the operator. A good night out. Will look forward to next time
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• Experience a thrilling themed evening on board a 1st Class Murder Mystery train with a 5 course gourmet dinner
• Interact with crew and passengers to solve the whodunit as you steam through the Leicestershire countryside
• The adventure starts at 7.00pm and the train usually returns between 10 and 10.30pm
• You'll travel a total distance of 16 miles on the only double track mainline heritage railway in England, stopping en-route at the beautiful Edwardian Gas lit Rothley station where a key scene of the mystery is usually played out.
• You'll also receive a ticket which enables unlimited travel on the railway the day after the dinner
• There are 4 different Murder Plots that run on selected dates throughout the year; Awayday to Murder, The Going is Fatal!, Full Stop Murder and The Last Connection

Why not extend your Murder mystery trip to a weekend, see our Murder Mystery Breaks page for more details.

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When is it available?

• Murder Mystery Dinners run on selected Friday evenings from April to October
• The train departs from Loughborough Central at 7:30pm 
• All dates are subject to availability
• Due to the popularity of this experience please book early to avoid disappointment 

Please note that all dates are now fully booked for 2016.
Dates are expected to be released from April 2017. 

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Where can I do this experience?

• Loughborough Central Station 

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum age is 18

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are not permitted on this experience however additional guests are welcome to visit the railway normal operating times each weekend. 
• Runabout tickets are available to purchase for £14 giving unlimited travel on the line.
• The station has an excellent cafe, gift shop and museum on site

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What's on the menu?

Sample Menu for A Holiday to Die For! 
Carrot & Coriander Soup
served with a warm bread roll
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Ballotine of Chicken Chasseur
served with cauliflower cheese, seasonal greens and colcannon mashed potatoes
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Raspberry Pavlova
served with double cream
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Cheese and Biscuits
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Coffee and mints

Sample Menu for Murder on the Home Front
Chicken Liver Parfait
served with wholemeal toast and onion marmalade
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Cropwell Bishop Stilton and Apple Stuffed Pork Fillet
with traditional gravy, served with bubble & squeak, roasted root vegetables and sliced green beans
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Pineapple Upside-down Pudding
served with crème anglaise
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Cheese and Biscuits
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Coffee and Chocolate Mints
 
Sample Menu for The Going is Fatal!
Roasted Vine Tomato and Olive Soup
served with a toasted ciabatta
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Prosciutto Wrapped Guinea Fowl 
with bacon and herb fused gravy, served with marquis potatoes and chef's selection of seasonal vegetables
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Lemon Sponge
served with butterscotch sauce
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Cheese and Biscuits
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Coffee and Chocolate Mints

Sample Menu for Away Day to Murder
Warm Cheddar Cheese Souffle
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Lamb Noisettes Wrapped in Parma Ham
with a mint gravy, served with swede and potato mash, mangetout and vichy carrots
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Warm Dark Chocolate Tart
with white chocolate shavings served with vanilla ice cream
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Cheese and Biscuits
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Coffee and Chocolate Mints

VEGETARIAN MAINS MENU

Butternut Squash Half, filled with Cannellini Beans, Mozzarella Cheese, Peppers & Tomatoes, topped with Pumpkin & Sunflower seed crumb
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Caramelised Red Onion and Goat's Cheese Filo Tart served with a Mediterranean compote Oven Baked Pepper filled with Sweetcorn, Balsamic Rice & Petit Pois

Vegetarian and Special Dietary Requirements must be pre-booked.

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