The Holt Hotel

Location: Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century coaching inn with 86 ensuite bedrooms and an award winning restaurant and bar.

The hotel nestles on the edge of the Cotswolds in picturesque Oxfordshire, ideally situated close to the M40 and to many local attractions such as the city of Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Bicester Designer Outlet Shopping Village.

Being independently run, the hotel is able to adopt an innovative approach, tailoring the Holt to suit the needs of every guest.

For more information about the hotel please visit their web site

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Saturday 9th March 2019

Event type: Murder Mystery Evening
Plot: Writing Wrongs
Dinner only: £59.50 per person
Dinner & 1 Night Stay: From £120 per person

Saturday 2nd November 2019

Event type: Murder Mystery Evening
Plot: (New Autumn Evening)
Dinner only: £59.50 per person
Dinner & 1 Night Stay: From £120 per person

These prices are based on two people sharing a standard double or twin bedroom


The Holt has served the warmest hospitality since 1475, from its early days as a coaching inn with a mere 6 bedrooms. It has long been one of the most popular hotels in Oxfordshire but not always with the most honourable clientele. Notorious highwayman Claude Du Vall often frequented the inn, spending his ill-gotten gains from the road, and is said to haunt the hotel to this day.

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We would like to congratulate the actors on a fantastic performance on Saturday night, and for answering some very awkward questions with absolute professionalism! We enjoyed the evening tremendously.
I just wanted to say thank you to your team for a brilliant weekend last weekend for our 25th anniversary. It all fitted in beautifully and everyone had a great time. We were impressed with how the actors involved those that wanted to be involved and left the others alone. We knew the hotel was lovely as we had visited to make sure and we knew the food would be delicious. Couldn't have wished for better weather as the patio really made it special in-between story sessions. Didn't know what to expect from a Murder Mystery but have always wanted to try one. ... Everybody was waiting for the murders ... When they did come the surprise element added to it all. The actors were great about the 25th anniversary bit and the hotel staff were lovely. We had ages from 6 months to 87 years there and they all had a brilliant time - we had lots of positive comments and thank you emails - so thank you once again.
Thank you for staging the recent murder mystery at the Holt. It was our first time to such an event and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The actors were great and really helped us get 'into the spirit' of the evening - we even guessed whodunnit!
Just to say had a great night at the Holt Hotel and the food was excellent [and] the staff were very polite. ...All the actors were very good - in fact better than very good I must say. The actors quickly got everyone involved in the plot. I will be going again at some stage.