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Murder Mystery Dinner - Saturday 27th May 2017


Hawkwell House Hotel
Iffley Village, Oxford

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Event Type: Dinner  Event Type Info
Plot: Better Late Than Never
£57.50 per person - Dinner  Dinner Price Info
£132.50 per person - Dinner & 1 Night Stay 1 Night Price Info
£202.50 per person - Dinner & 2 Night Stay  2 Night Price Info

Single Room supplements apply (£50 per person if staying 1 night or £105 if staying 2 nights)
The second night of a 2 night stay is on a bed and breakfast basis
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This event is a murder mystery evening. The murder mystery lasts over the course of the dinner and you can choose between attending just the dinner or staying over and making a weekend of it (click on the "Plot Details" tab above for information about the story).

For more details about how our evening events work see the Evening FAQ page

About the hotel:
Dating back to the 19th century, Hawkwell House Hotel blends tranquility with contemporary elegance, making it the perfect venue. It is located in the leafy village of Iffley, just two miles from the historic city of Oxford and just a stone's throw from the river Thames. The hotel seamlessly blends character with contemporary design and boasts three acres of private gardens for guests to enjoy.

For more information about the hotel and photos click on the "Hotel Info" tab above.
This event is a murder mystery evening. The murder mystery lasts over the course of the dinner and you can choose between attending just the dinner or staying over and making a weekend of it (click on the "Plot Details" tab above for information about the story).

For more details about how our evening events work see the Evening FAQ page

About the hotel:
Dating back to the 19th century, Hawkwell House Hotel blends tranquility with contemporary elegance, making it the perfect venue. It is located in the leafy village of Iffley, just two miles from the historic city of Oxford and just a stone's throw from the river Thames. The hotel seamlessly blends character with contemporary design and boasts three acres of private gardens for guests to enjoy.

For more information about the hotel and photos click on the "Hotel Info" tab above.
Better Late Than Never
Better Late Than Never 

Adriana Stone has always been unlucky in love, and having seen all her contemporaries find love and get married, she came to believe it would never happen for her. Finally though, she has found love and is getting married to Jim Sargeant. The only hitch with getting hitched is that up until a year ago Jim was married to Adriana's sister, Rowena. As this is Jim's second time round and Adriana's family have virtually ostracised them both, they have kept the wedding a fairly low key affair and only invited people along this evening for the reception. But will the small number of guests and the rather rushed nature of the whole affair be enough to prevent trouble at this controversial union?

Hawkwell House Hotel

Church Way, Iffley Village, OXFORD, Oxfordshire OX4 4DZ
Tel: 01865 749988     Please note the venue will not be able to help with bookings for this event.

For more information about the hotel please visit their web site

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Dating back to the 19th century, Hawkwell House Hotel blends tranquility with contemporary elegance, making it the perfect venue. It is located in the leafy village of Iffley, just two miles from the historic city of Oxford and just a stone's throw from the river Thames. The hotel seamlessly blends character with contemporary design and boasts three acres of private gardens for guests to enjoy.
Dating back to the 19th century, Hawkwell House Hotel blends tranquility with contemporary elegance, making it the perfect venue. It is located in the leafy village of Iffley, just two miles from the historic city of Oxford and just a stone's throw from the river Thames. The hotel seamlessly blends character with contemporary design and boasts three acres of private gardens for guests to enjoy.
Hawkwell House Hotel is misleadingly named. First there was the field called Hawkwell; then at inclosure it was divided into plots; then John Parsons, the Oxford banker, built a house on one of them, and called it Hawkwell backing onto Tree Lane. He never lived there but had a summer home at 'The Cottage', Tree Lane. Then another grand house was built on the plot between Parsons' land and Church Way; that was called The Elms; the Strong family lived in it and, later, the Allens; the last Iffley Allen died in 1970 and the house became The Elms Hotel, the purchasers also acquiring Hawkwell which they used as an annexe. The hotel changed hands, has been greatly enlarged over Hawkwell grounds and has taken the Hawkwell name. Hawkwell does not deserve to be elbowed out, being a fine house from the early 19th century, with a Grecian-style portico; it was the centre of Parsons' country estate where he farmed and where he shot pheasant; it has a surviving game store beside the house, for hanging the birds. The Elms was a more conventional and less elegant house, but surrounded by fine gardens and having a commanding presence above Church Way.

Hawkwell House itself was originally a nursing home. It was then turned into a Children's Home during World War 1, then after the War was converted into a Hotel.

The famous explorer Francis Howard Bickerton was born here. Bickerton (1889-1954) served as mechanical engineer on Sir Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition between 1911-1914.

Bickerton was responsible for converting a smashed Vickers D-Type monoplane for use as an 'air-tractor sledge' in the Antarctic. He also shared responsibility for the expedition's pioneering use of wireless telegraphy and led the three-man Western Sledging Expedition which, between December 1912 and January 1913, explored 160 miles of uncharted territory and discovered the first Antarctic meteorite - which led to Antarctica being recognised as the world's richest meteorite field. For his services, Bickerton was awarded the prestigious King's Polar Medal, and Cape Bickerton (6620S, 13656E, five miles ENE of Gravenoire Rock) was named in his honour.

Bickerton was also recruited by Sir Ernest Shackleton for the Endurance expedition of 1914-1917 and served as a fighter pilot with the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. Post-war he joined the colony of British war veterans established in Newfoundland by Captain Victor Lindsay Arbuthnot Campbell of Scott's Terra Nova expedition and explored in Central America and Africa. He died in Borth, Ceredigion, in 1954.
* Iffley Blue Restaurant
* Hotel Bar
* Private Gardens with Patio
* Conference Facilities
* Complimentary Car Parking
* Wireless Internet Connection
The facilities available in each bedroom include:

Most rooms have a fantastic view, with all bedrooms having:
* Tea & Coffee making facilities
* En-suite bathrooms
* Flat screen televisions with freeview and sky news
* Wi-Fi
* Hairdryer

Irons are available from reception

Wheelchair access rooms are available
The following attractions are all nearby:

* Iffley Lock; 30 minute walk along the river into Oxford town centre
* Blenheim Palace; 12 Kilometres
* Cotswolds; 16 Kilometres
* Christ Church Cathedral; 4 Kilometres
* Ashmolean Museum; 4 Kilometres
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Hotel Front
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Standard Bedroom
Standard Bedroom
  
Twin Bedroom
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4 Poster Bedroom
4 Poster Bedroom
  
Bar open: 7:00pm
Murder mystery start: 7:30pm
Dinner served: 8:00pm
End time: 11:00pm (approximately)

If you are staying overnight you can check in from 3:00pm on your day of arrival and check out by 11:00am on your day of departure.

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