£80+VAT per person

Perfect for 8 to 72 guests

Approx. 2.5 hour duration

Hotel du Vin Bristol

Narrow Lewins Mead

Bristol, BS1 2NU

Prosecco reception

Three course menu

Wine

Half bottle of wine

Detective actor

Scripting and casting

Clue kits and pens

Prize for the best detective

Spectacular four star venue

About our murder mystery events at Hotel du Vin Bristol

The murder mystery plot

We offer a choice of two plots for a murder mystery at Hotel du Vin Bristol – Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Magician’s Inventor and Dead Dogs Tell No Tales.

Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Magician’s Inventor – Queen Victoria is dead. The British Empire is at its height. But from ‎across the shores a storm is brewing, a storm that could change the whole world forever. What is the link between world politics, a rundown theatre in the West End and an eccentric inventor? Travel back in time and meet the master detective, Mr Sherlock Holmes, as he unravels the case.

Dead Dogs Tell No Tales – London, the 70’s. Criminals and the Flying Squad at each other’s throats. Now a case to blow everything apart – Terry ‘The Dog’ Mitchell, small-time crook, has been found murdered. But Terry knew a secret, a secret which could shake London to its very core. A new, exciting interactive murder mystery from West End Events and the chance to step into the shadowy world of 1970’s London crime.

Group sizes

You will need to nominate between 8 and 12 guests to play the part of suspects. Any guests above this number need not be left out though as there are plenty of jobs for willing detectives; making notes during the suspect testimonies, examining clues and trying to uncover the murderer.

For groups of 26+ a second actor playing the detective’s assistant is included free-of-charge. 

Format of the murder mystery

Ahead of your murder mystery at Hotel du Vin Bristol, a number of your guests will be supplied with clues, secrets and motives which will see them suspected of committing the most horrendous of crimes (have you guessed what it is yet!?). Then, on the day in question, our detective will attend the venue to quiz the suspects. The plot will unfold as each guest discovers their part in the events that resulted in a murder, finally leading to the shocking revelation that one of them is a killer!

The interactive nature of this event makes it perfect for a variety of different occasions including corporate team building days, work Christmas parties, adult birthday parties, hen nights and stag parties.

The approximate duration of the murder mystery and the dinner is 2.5 to 3 hours. 

Exciting extras

Looking to go all-out? Contact us to discuss a range of optional extras; for example a vintage singer, jazz band, photographer, magician (can be linked to the murder mystery plot), photo booth, hotel bedrooms or pre-event meeting space etc.

Reasons to hold your murder mystery at Hotel du Vin Bristol

Venue location and style

Hotel du Vin Bristol can be found on Narrow Lewins Mead, right in the centre of the Bristol’s old town. The venue is just 2 minutes from the Christmas Steps and a short walk to Cabot Circus and the quirky shops of Park Street. Dating back to the 18th century, this former sugar warehouse has now been converted into a 40-bed, boutique hotel. The designers have been careful to preserve many of the original features whilst renovating the various spaces in the hotel.

Hotel du Vin Bristol offers two fantastic drinking spaces; the main bar and the courtyard. Both options offer a fantastic selection of over 20 cocktails as well as a good number of wines by the glass (or bottle!). In the summer months, the courtyard is a lovely outdoor space which is perfect for alfresco drinks – weather permitting of course.

Hotel du Vin Bristol private dining rooms

At Hotel du Vin Bristol you can enjoy the delicious cuisine of the Bistro in one of four private dining rooms; Lanson, Le Pin, Christies Library and Lombard. Lanson is the smallest of the rooms and is perfect for intimate private dinners of 8-12 guests. Christies Library comes with its own private bar and BOSE sound system. Le Pin is full of character with its Austrian-style, hand painted walls whilst the rustic Lombard room boasts its own private roof terrace for up to 72 guests. All of the rooms are completely unique, just as you would expect from any venue in the du Vin collection. 

Venue reviews

This venue gets excellent online reviews and we’d love to tell you more about the highlights. But rather than read our thoughts, why not have a look at the Hotel du Vin Bristol Tripadvisor page and see what other visitors have said. We think this venue is a great choice for a murder mystery dinner in Bristol, however, if you’re still not sure then why not hire a murder mystery actor to come to a location of your choice.

HOTEL DU VIN BRISTOL MURDER MYSTERY MENU

STARTER

Celeriac, truffle & apple soup
*
Roast marinated heritage beetroots, goats cheese, fig, endive & walnut salad
*
Smoked ham hock & dried cranberry roulade, watercress,
apple & shallot salad & sweet English mustard dressing

MAINS

Roast Cumbrian chicken breast, wild mushroom, truffle gnocchi, jus gras 
*
Roast cod fillet, root vegetable ratatouille, lemon & chive butter sauce
*
British white pork belly, braised red cabbage, creamy mash, apple & thyme jus
*
Squash & kale mac’n’cheese, béchamel sauce

All served with seasonal vegetables

DESSERT

Classic vanilla crème brûlée
*
Tiramisu, panettone, amaretto & mascarpone cream
*
Valrhona dark chocolate & cherry torte, crème fraiche

A glass of Prosecco is included on arrival.

Half a bottle of house wine is included with dinner.

Table water is provided.

A full cash bar is available throughout the night.

A full wine list is available at this venue but any bespoke wine orders will need to be requested prior to the event. 

Contact us to discuss your drinks package now.

Our interactive murder mysteries can be tailored to run to your schedule, whether around a lunch or a dinner. But as a rough guide the murder mystery parties usually follow the following format:

7.00pm – Guests arrive for Prosecco welcome drink

7.30pm –  Murder mystery begins

7.50pm –  Dinner is served

10.00pm – Carriages

Please treat the above as a guide rather than an exact schedule.

At all of our parties we want our guests to feel comfortable and have a great time.

Our interactive murder mystery nights work really well when guests dress up as the parts that they will be playing. For instance, a police officer or wealthy baroness. That said, we don’t enforce a dress code so we’ll leave the decision up to you.

We cater for all dietary requirements and these can be noted on the paperwork we send once you have booked. The only exception is kosher which requires specialist caterers so please contact us for more information.

We require a deposit of £30+VAT per guest in order to secure your booking, the final balance is due four weeks before the party.

“…Thank you so much for a wonderful event.
The entire night was a success with our staff all saying how much fun they had.
It was really well organised, the actor was fantastic and the venue was great as well. We would recommend the event to others as a brilliant night out”

MASTA Limited, private interactive murder mystery (London venue)

What preparation is required for the event?

You’ll need to invite your guests and then provide us with a list of their names. You’ll also need to let us know which of the guests is playing the part of a suspect.

The actor will contact the suspects with their character information and let them know what to expect. The suspects will need to familiarise themselves with a small amount of information but there are no scripted lines to rehearse. All of the questions the detective asks them during the murder mystery can be answered from the notes we provide.

We’ll ask the organiser to fill in a function sheet detailing any dietary requirements, menu selections (where applicable) and optional drinks orders.

If you’ve decided to dress up you’ll need to think about your costumes. Suspects can be guided by their character information, other guests can go for anything that fits with the theme you’ve selected.

The booking process 

The first step is to contact us and check availability of your preferred date and time. If you decide to go ahead we’d issue an invoice which can be paid via bank transfer or credit / debit card (we accept American Express). We take a deposit payment of £30+VAT per person at the time of booking with the final balance due 6 weeks prior to the event.

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