Murder on The Shakespeare Express with Afternoon Tea

Murder on The Shakespeare Express with Afternoon Tea

Vintage Trains

Available to 7 April 2024

Book now from £95.00

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A murder has been committed! Can you help solve the mystery?

This isn't a mystery you want to miss - the going is fatal!

It’s the day of the 1929 Little Hampton Gold Cup and everyone is excited about a trip to the races! Sadly, local trainer, Roy Lascott, has been found murdered!

Has stable owner, Bea Chersbruck discovered something amiss amongst the hay? Has gambler and former vet, Newton Abbott finally placed the wrong bet? Has keen amateur horsewoman, Rhoda Nagg fallen at the first fence? Or has owner of the race favourite, Wyn Canton, found the going too hard? Happily, DI Archie Bauls is on fine form and will guide you to the winning post.

More about Vintage Trains

Vintage Trains, the 21st century’s only charitably-controlled train operating company, is back where it belongs – at speed, on the main line. They have enhanced their old steam train experience with a high-quality dining experience, varied menus, authentic Pullman coaches and 75mph of record-breaking speed up hills and racing by castles!

Things to know:

  • Dresscode: Finest 1920’s or horse racing outfits (optional)
  • Seating Arrangements: Seating is available in our Tourist car. You will be seated at a table for four (afternoon tea included)
  • Joining arrangements: Join the train at Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Confirmed departure and arrival times: Departing Stratford-upon-Avon at 12:49 and arriving at 15:10

Don't miss out on one of the most exciting days out in Stratford-upon-Avon, solve this exciting mystery with your family or friends and enjoy a beautiful afternoon tea! 

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15 Colmore Row B3 2BH

How to Find Us


Free Car parking should be available at Tyseley Locomotive Works for trains starting from Tyseley mainline station.

Otherwise, parking may usually be obtained at respective Network Rail stations where our trains call, but this may be subject to local parking arrangements, restrictions and extra charges. Please ensure you allow enough time to park your car as our train will not wait beyond the booked departure time under any circumstances.

  • Food & Drink included in ticket
  • Toilets on board

The seating in our carriages is configured as follows:

  • In Tourist Class, around tables of four.
  • In First Class, in compartments of six and 18 non-dining seats in Pullman around tables of four.

In Pullman Class, around either tables of two or four. There is a supplement per person for tables of two and the price for this depends on the train service.

On all trains, except in Tourist Class on The Shakespeare Express you will have reserved seats. On occasion, it may be necessary to alter seat reservations (but only within the same class of travel or an enhanced class) due to operational reasons and, if we need to do this, your carriage steward will have full details. Your steward will always be able to show you to your seat once you are on board.

Yes they do! On your booking form you can select gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan or other dietary requirements for each passenger.

Pets are not allowed on the trains, except for assistance dogs and if you require such assistance, you must note it in the comments section when booking.

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