Murder Mystery Fun and Intrigue16 June

Morse or Miss Marple could do it. Can you? 

Why not join us for an evening of murder, mystery and mayhem as our professional actors from The Company Upfront present a new plot for 2018.

We take you on a leisurely tour of the entire line from Epping Forest to Ongar whilst you enjoy a meal as you question possible culprits! Please feel free to 'dress to impress' - the possibilities for some serious dressing up are endless.

A fete worse than death

Step back in time to the summer of 1956. The St Jude’s summer fête is about to begin. Mrs Robinson’s jam has pre-sold like hotcakes and the hotcakes didn’t turn up! There is already a cue for the ‘Bat The Rat’ and Mrs Davenport has sworn to kill her husband if she catches him tinkering with Jennifer Claytons coconuts again. In anticipation of a wonderful afternoon an innocent carnival atmosphere abounds. However a sinister plot is unfolding -Roger Smallpiece the new vicar is about to open the fête, the blood curdling cry of ‘Murder’ is heard... but who is the victim? Who is the murderer? More importantly, who has won the picnic hamper in the raffle? All will be revealed before the bunting is down at St Jude’s.

The event starts at North Weald from 6.30 pm where you are invited to join our cast of characters for a complementary aperitif around the station and platform areas. At around 7pm you are asked to join the characters and the murder will take place. The train will then be ready to board, you will find your reserved seats on the train and your starter will be waiting ready for you to eat. Your detective packs will be set out at your tables too. Drinks during your journey are served from our onboard Flag & Whistle Bar. Cash is preferred.

The train leaves for Epping Forest at 7.30pm prompt. Main courses are served during a longer stop at Ongar Station from 8.15pm. During the evening the characters will make their way through the train and offer opportunities for questioning and cross-examinination. From the information and mis-information they give you - are the people on your table smart enough to solve the crime. There's only one way to find out! The winning party will receive a bottle of wine!


Seating and Fares

All seats are reserved on this train and come in groups of 4. We won't split up a group that is 4 or fewer people, but the layout of train means that it is inevitable that a group of 5, 6 or more cannot sit at the same table. In some instances you may need to share your table with people from a different party. If you would like to sit with a group that has made a booking under a different name then please send an email to

Fares for this year are £49.50 per person. Just to remind you, this includes:

We think it all adds up to a fantastic night out!

We are also offering a murder mystery evening on 8th September.

Looking to book a large group? Let us know - we can reserve space for you all to sit close together and in some cases can offer a small discount. Drop us an email to to enquire. 

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