Victorian Murder Mystery & Dinner

The Warden of Oxford Prison invites you to dinner, but death waits in D-Wing…




The Warden of Oxford Castle & Prison and his wife have invited you to join the good citizens of Oxford for a delicious two-course meal. But foul play is afoot and no-one is above suspicion…


If you’re looking for things to do in Oxford at night, then you’re in the right place. Our Victorian murder mystery and dinner event is a unique way to embrace Oxford’s dark and curious history…

When you arrive, you’ll be welcomed down to our atmospheric crypt for a glass of prosecco, and the chance to mingle and meet your fellow sleuths.

Then it’s time to solve the mystery. Follow the clues, working your way through the prison as you interrogate the denizens of this historic setting. Then sit down to discuss and share your theories over a dinner, served by the prisoners themselves, before the big reveal.

A victorian prison warden stands in the corridor of D Wing at Oxford Castle and Prison

Tickets for this exclusive event are strictly limited, so book now to avoid missing out!

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The Menu

Herb Crusted Lamb Shoulder, Confit Potato, Pickled Courgette, Toasted Almonds

Truffle potato and leek terrine, Asparagus, goats cheese croquette, watercress

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Chocolate Millionaires Torte
– Raspberry Crumble



Harold Smith, the Warden of Oxford Prison

Warden Smith is proud of his work transforming the prison into a modern and forward thinking institution. And what better way to show off his work (and boost his social standing with the good people of Oxford) than to throw a delightful dinner party with his wife Winnifred! But does his jovial demeanour hide a more sinister character?


Mrs Winnifred Smith

Winnifred is the devoted wife of Warden Smith, and (as she never tires of telling visitors) three-times winner of ‘Best Victoria Sponge in Oxford’, But is all in fact well in the Smith household?

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to dress up?

Not at all, but if you’d like to do so, you’re very welcome to! This is an immersive Victorian themed event, so we encourage you to join in the fun.


Will there be a bar?

A limited card bar will be available. You may be asked for proof of ID and we reserve the right not to service you alcohol if you cannot provide ID or are refused service by a member of staff.

What are the timings for the event?

The event will start promptly at 6pm. Dinner will take place at around 8pm, with carriages at 9:30pm, subject to timings on the night.


27 September 2024




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