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Murder Mystery Fish & Chip Supper

20th July, 10th & 31st August, 7th & 28th September, 26th October & 2nd November

Join us for one of our popular Murder Mystery evenings!
Theres been a murder in the sleepy little Cornish village of Morlington Hill during the 1940s and the police have drawn a blank on apprehending the villain! We're calling on you to sleuth it out and find the murderer over a few drinks and supper on board one of our heritage trains! This service is scheduled to be hauled by both a steam locomotive and a heritage diesel locomotive, subject to availability. 

Performed by a regular group of professional actors including: Abi Harris, Radley Mason and Max Day you can come along to try your hand at solving a murder, it is up to you to find out whodunnit, you might even win a prize!

The evening starts at Tunbridge Wells West Station with a briefing at 18:15 sharp, then we transfer to our train where the story gets more interesting as the night draws in. On our way out of Tunbridge Wells West enjoy a Fish and Chip supper as you travel through the High Weald countryside to Eridge.

Upon arrival at our country station more of the story will unfold and you will need to be on the platform not to miss the action, your train will return to Tunbridge Wells West and another trip to Eridge to follow, giving you time to come up with who you think may have committed the dastardly deed! Our Bar car "Kate" selling alcoholic beverages including beers, ciders, lagers, wines and soft drinks will be open throughout the evening.

The evening finishes back at Tunbridge Wells West in our shed when all will become clear. These evenings are great fun in groups so why not get a party together for this unique evening?

Every performance of the Morlington Mysteries is different, they are scripted each time to be a different storyline so even if you did every one of the year they'd be different each time!

2024 Shows:

Menu choices (one option per person):

Dessert:

If you have any special dietary requirements we must be made aware at the time of booking, menu options must be chosen during the booking process which does include a vegetarian option. It is impossible for us to alter the menu on the evening.

We unfortunately cannot cater for vegan or gluten free dietary requirements on this experience due to the supplier.

Please arrive by 18:15 to start before the train departs at 19:00. You will arrive back at Tunbridge Wells West at approximately 21:45.

We regret that due to the nature of the 1960s carriages we cannot accommodate wheelchair users on these dining experiences. Please note there are no alternatives to the above menu choices. If you have any special dietary requirements we must be made aware at the time of booking, menu options must be chosen during the booking process which does include a vegetarian option. It is impossible for us to alter the menu on the evening. We unfortunately cannot cater for vegan dietary requirements on this experience due to the supplier.

Terms & Conditions for all dining trains can be found by clicking this link

Book tickets

Sat 20 Jul 2024

18:15 Sold Out

Sat 10 Aug 2024
18:15 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sat 31 Aug 2024

18:15 Sold Out

Sat 07 Sep 2024
18:15 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sat 28 Sep 2024
18:15 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sat 26 Oct 2024
18:15 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sat 02 Nov 2024
18:15 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West

Booking information

Advance booking is essential to ride on our Murder Mystery Fish & Chip trains.

Please note that smaller parties may need to share a table, due to the small amount of tables for 2 available on our train services.

On the day of your visit you MUST have your eTickets available to show either in a print out or on a mobile device, both will be checked visually by a member of staff before boarding the train.

Note that a £10 admin fee applies to all booking alterations.

Click here to view our refund, cancellation and alterations policy

We regret that there can be no refund or transfer to a future date for ‘no show’ customers. The Spa Valley Railway still incurs charges for its services which must be paid to our suppliers. We recommend taking out a form of insurance to protect yourself if necessary. To re-book you will be required to pay the full fare again.

We regret that due to the nature of the 1960s carriages we cannot accommodate wheelchair users on these dining experiences. Please note there are no alternatives to the above menu choices. If you have any special dietary requirements we must be made aware at the time of booking, menu options must be chosen during the booking process which does include a vegetarian option. It is impossible for us to alter the menu on the evening. We unfortunately cannot cater for vegan dietary requirements on this experience due to the supplier.

FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAN BE FOUND VIA THIS LINK