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Murder Mystery Dinner - Saturday 31st March 2018


Audleys Wood Hotel
near Basingstoke, Hampshire

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Event Type: Dinner  Event Type Info
Plot: Back From The Dead
£59.50 per person - Dinner  Dinner Price Info
£136 per person - Dinner & 1 Night Stay 1 Night Price Info
£191 per person - Dinner & 2 Night Stay  2 Night Price Info

Single Room supplements apply (£33.50 per person if staying 1 night or £73.50 if staying 2 nights)
The second night of a 2 night stay is on a bed and breakfast basis
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Call 03300 882 851 to book


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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:
Nestling in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, yet ideally located near the M3 & M4, Audleys Wood Hotel is surrounded by lush woodland and seven acres of grounds.

Audleys Wood has always been a much loved home. Created in the Gothic Renaissance style, Audleys Wood was built in the mid-1880s and today still retains many of the original features such as grand fireplaces, stained glass windows and wood panelled lounges. Its centrepiece is the Conservatory Restaurant with its high vaulted ceiling.

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:
Nestling in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, yet ideally located near the M3 & M4, Audleys Wood Hotel is surrounded by lush woodland and seven acres of grounds.

Audleys Wood has always been a much loved home. Created in the Gothic Renaissance style, Audleys Wood was built in the mid-1880s and today still retains many of the original features such as grand fireplaces, stained glass windows and wood panelled lounges. Its centrepiece is the Conservatory Restaurant with its high vaulted ceiling.

For more information about the hotel and photos click on the "Hotel Info" tab above.
Back From The Dead
Back From The Dead 

Alec Benson is on the come-back trail. The celebrity baker is embarking on a series of talks around the country to publicise his forthcoming book. After his rather public fall from grace and subsequent split from his wife, Zara, Alec is going to have to work hard to restore his reputation to its former glory. However, he has always prided himself on his winning charm and he is confident he can by-pass the tabloids and engage directly with his remaining fans. This tour provides him with an excellent chance to return from disgrace - as long as no one else has a reason to stop him...

Audleys Wood Hotel

Alton Road, BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire RG25 2JT
Tel: 01256 817555     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

Click here to see a map for the Audleys Wood Hotel

Nestling in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, yet ideally located near the M3 & M4, Audleys Wood Hotel is surrounded by lush woodland and seven acres of grounds.

Audleys Wood has always been a much loved home. Created in the Gothic Renaissance style, Audleys Wood was built in the mid-1880s and today still retains many of the original features such as grand fireplaces, stained glass windows and wood panelled lounges. Its centrepiece is the Conservatory Restaurant with its high vaulted ceiling.
Nestling in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, yet ideally located near the M3 & M4, Audleys Wood Hotel is surrounded by lush woodland and seven acres of grounds.

Audleys Wood has always been a much loved home. Created in the Gothic Renaissance style, Audleys Wood was built in the mid-1880s and today still retains many of the original features such as grand fireplaces, stained glass windows and wood panelled lounges. Its centrepiece is the Conservatory Restaurant with its high vaulted ceiling.
Audleys Wood was first mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086, known then as 'Oddele', the name gradually evolved and by 1578 became known as 'Odlease'.

Described as a gothic renaissance mansion, the first known reference to the main building is found in the local newspaper dated August 28th 1880, it mentioned 'Thomas Pain of Audleys'. Thomas was a former mayor of Salisbury as well as being a director of the Bloodstock auctioneers, Messrs Tattersalls.

He died in 1885 and the executors of his will sold the Estate the following year to Mr. William Bradshaw, a former resident of Bishopstoke, Hampshire. His first wife, Elizabeth Chandless, died as a result of a horse riding accident. He re-married in 1892. His new bride was Maud Hamilton Barclay.

In 1900 Henry Adolphus Simonds, owner of the H&G Simonds brewery of Reading, purchased the estate. Childless, but determined to secure the future of his company, he invited his nephew, Louis De Luze Simonds, to take up a position within the company. The son of Frederick Simonds and Sophie De Luze, decended from the noble De Luze family, Louis ensured the survival of the Simonds brewery using his family ties to the wine merchants of Bordeaux.

During the Second World War the Simonds family relocated to Mortimer. They leased Audleys Wood to Viscount Camrose, the editor and proprietor of The Daily Telegraph, whose Hackwood estate - across the road from Audleys Wood - became a Canadian military hospital.

In commemoration of the many great statesmen and journalists who met with Viscount Camrose at Audleys Wood, there is always a current copy of The Daily Telegraph in the lounge.

In the autumn of 1945 both families returned to their respective homes, but after 6 years, Eric Simonds sold the Audleys Wood Estate. Viscount Camrose purchased Pensdell farm and the surrounding woodlands . The house and gardens were sold to the county council, who ran Audleys Wood as a home for the elderly and a workshop for the disabled.

And so it continued for 35 years until its splendid, most sensitive conversion to the Audleys Wood Hotel in 1989.
* Conservatory Restaurant
* Simonds Room Restaurant
* 2 AA Rosette Award
* Cocktail Bar
* Beautiful Grounds
* Free WIFI
* Free Parking
The facilities available in each bedroom include:

* Complimentary tea & coffee making facilities
* Hand Picked toiletries by Gilchrist & Soames
* Complimentary bottled Mineral Water
* Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access
* Iron & ironing board and trouser press
* Safe deposit box
* Hair dryer
* Selection of quality magazines
* Bathrobe
The following attractions are all nearby:

* Jane Austen's House
* Marwell Zoo
* Basingstoke Canal
* The Watercress Line
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Hotel Exterior
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Entrance
Entrance
  
Restaurant
Restaurant
  
 
Lounge
Lounge
  
Simonds Room
Simonds Room
  
 
Bedroom
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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