Hey everyone a week or so ago i was invited to go to a 'murder mystery' evening at West Compton Manor in Dorchester. I had not been anything like this before so was really excited to get the chance to experience something totally different for evening entertainment.
West Compton Manor is a beautiful bed and breakfast on the outskirts of Dorchester, the hotel itself has only 3 bedrooms. The Green Room, Rose Suite and Balcony Room. There are fields and fields surrounding the Boutique B&B, a perfect place for relaxation and a mini break.
The whole evening was held in the manor itself, the theatrical staff that put on the murder mystery were amazing and greeted us in character from arrival.
The murder mystery was based on a character ' the father' called Ed. N Buried that had died or was murdered and we were attending his Wake, so had to dress accordingly.
Me and Graham were first greeted by the Butler once we arrived, Called Ben he escorted us in to the library for cocktails with the other people attending the Wake. It felt really real once the story came alive with the theatrical staff starting off the story.
The evening started with dinner, the staff were brilliant and had arranged the food as well as playing the acting parts which is something i really didn't realise till the end.
We had a 4 course meal, the starter was Grilled mushroom, stuffed with a garlic cheese on rocket which as delicious! The main was beef goulash, mashed potato severed with seasonal veg, again really tasty, only concern was the mashed potato was over seasoned. Lastly the desert was Panna Cotta with an expresso glaze very delicious and sweet!
We had a fabulous evening, it ended with finding out who the murderer was and having a good chat with the characters. Wine was flowing and a yummy cheeseboard was bought out.
All in all such a memorable evening, would love to do it all again, Graham thoroughly enjoyed himself and would definitely recommend it!
Big thank you to Vicky for arranging the evening as well as Ashley for being a great host.
And all the cast for putting on a great show!
Don't forget to check out my Video of the evening!