Murder mysteries in Somerset

Murder to Measure is based in Somerset, so has a lot of experience in finding venues in the county and has a wide choice of performers in the area. The area has a fine mix of hotels, castles, historic venues etc, with popular tourist sites such as Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, Exmoor National Park, The Somerset Levels, Wells Cathedral and West Somerset Railway nestling cheek by jowl.

Murder Mystery in Somerset

Below is a list of Murder to Measure events which are open to the public in Somerset. These events have been organised by the venue, and you should contact them to make a booking enquiry.


World War II Theme

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

September 10 2022

World War II is in full swing, but the trains are still running... What do the passengers have to hide? Could there be a traitor in our midst?
££ 50 per person
Call 01749 880417 for enquiries or to make a booking.


Midsummer Murder

Centurion Hotel, Midsomer Norton, Somerset

November 19 2022

DCI Tim Bargery has had a bad month. In an attempt to solve a crime that troubles him greatly, he visits a local party to question possible suspects.
It's been a while since we've visited Midsomer Norton, and it seems only fitting to present "Midsomer Murders", our own twist on the long-running TV detective show. Enjoy our entertainment plus a 2-course dinner. Bar opens at 7.30, dinner at 8pm.
££ 35 per person
Call for enquiries or to make a booking.

Somerset murder mystery venues

The following list shows some venues that we have used for either public or private murder mystery events in Somerset. This is only a partial list of possible venues; you are welcome to choose your own venue or let us find one for you and your party.

Somerset SpaSomerset Spa in Taunton is a collection of self-catering cottages at Meare Court in Somerset. Groups from 2 to 30 can book week and weekend breaks with or without spa packages. Catered dinners are also available.

Hornsbury MillHornsbury Mill in Chard hosts both private & public events. Up to 40 guests can be accommodated in the Wheelroom, whilst larger groups of up to 120 guests can celebrate in the Lakeside Suite. Accommodation is available

The FirehouseThe Firehouse in Curry Rivel is a newly renovated pub with plenty of traditional charm with a modern twist, just a 5 minute drive from Murder Towers on the edge of the Somerset Levels. Its private dining room can host 12-14 guests in comfort, where diners can select from a variety of traditional fare served with care and attention to detail.

New FarmNew Farm in Over Stratton is a family-run restaurant with rooms housed in a converted Ham stone farmhouse just off the A303 near South Petherton. It prides itself on using fresh local ingredients and provides 4* accommodation in its 3 tastefully furnished guest rooms.

Simonsbath House HotelSimonsbath House Hotel in Simonsbath is set in the Barle Valley in the heart of what the locals refer to as "Exmoor Proper". Simonsbath House stood alone for over 150 years before the small hamlet developed in the 19th Century. The hotel has a rich history and plenty of opportunity for exploring the local area.

The ShrubberyThe Shrubbery in Ilminster is located only a few hundred metres from our base at Murder Towers and looks set to be a popular venue for both public and private events. It has rooms providing private dining for groups from 15 to 250.

The Manor HotelThe Manor Hotel in Yeovil in the centre of Yeovil was built in 1735 by local glover and merchant banker John Daniel and known as Hendford House. After he passed away it was rented out until it became The Manor Hotel in 1927. The hotel was fully renovated in 2011 and it boasts several suites suitable for private parties.

The GalleryThe Gallery in Chard is a small privately run cafe and bistro in the centre of Chard which regularly hosts murder mystery and other events. It offers a relaxed place to meet for coffee, a light bite, a restaurant meal or simply an after work wind-down drink in the comfortable lounge.

The Plough InnThe Plough Inn in Wrington Somerset, is village pub with a traditional country feel and a good selection of locally-sourced food. It runs monthly events, including public murder mystery dinners. It is an easy drive south of Bristol and we also close to both Cheddar Gorge and Bath.

KitchenKitchen in Langport at the Wharf is housed in a converted warehouse built in the early 1800s to for trading salt and corn. Situated right next to the River Parrett in the heart of the Somerset Levels, it prides itself in providing fresh, wholesome produce. It is available to hire for all types of functions such as weddings, birthdays, corporate events and private parties and also hosts public events.

East Somerset RailwayEast Somerset Railway in Cranmore, Shepton Mallet The steam train and carriages of this heritage railway form the perfect backdrop for an evening of mystery and intrigue. Hop aboard at the station in Cranmore and join us as we swiftly and delighfully dispatch our various victims along the way.