Murder mysteries in Dorset
Dorset is a mere 30 minutes from many of our performers, so we have a lot of local knowledge to help you find venues in the county. The region has a fine mix of hotels, castles coastlines and scenery, with sites such as Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle, Brownsea Island and Kingston Lacey. Bournemouth is popular with hen parties.
Much of Dorset is designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its unspoilt beaches, rolling hills and historic links. Tourism is an important industry - in terms of nights spent by visitors Dorset is the third most popular county in the country, and second for visitor spending.
Dorset murder mystery venues
The following list shows some venues that we have used for either public or private murder mystery events in Dorset. 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.
The Thimble Inn in Piddlehinton is a thatched 18th century pub and restaurant near the county town of Dorchester. It prides itself in its use of fresh, local produce in a seasonally variable menu.
The Blue Boar in Poole is situated in Poole's old town. This old and quirky pub has a cellar bar and an upstairs function room which can accommodate up to 120 guests. It is well known for its steaks and grills and is also believed to be haunted!
The Royal Lion in Lyme Regis is a privately owned and managed hotel in the historic town of Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast. It was built as a coaching inn in 1601 and retains many period features.
Facilities include an indoor pool, a jacuzzi and sauna.
Cottonwood Boutique Hotel in Bournemouth is a sea front hotel which has been refurbished in several unique styles combining modern comforts with period details. For small parties of up to 16 it offers The Library room for private dining whilst larger groups of up to 60 can be accommodated in The Gallery.
The Station Kitchen in West Bay is situated at the old station in West Bay, and can host themed nights in a converted railway carriage, as well as the station building itself.
Sip pre-dinner cocktails in the sun on the platform, board the carriage for a feast fit for a king, dance the night away in our station house, the choice is yours and what happens on the platform, stays on the platform...
Holes Bay in Poole is a Whitbread Top Table pub with a variety of eating sections that can be taken over without disturbing other guests. A Premier Inn is available next door if you want to stay over in this part of Dorset.