The audience enjoys a night of murder and mystery at the Fox and Hounds Country Inn.
The audience enjoys a night of murder and mystery at the Fox and Hounds Country Inn. Contributed.

Valentine murder mystery set in historic inn

GUESTS at a dinner at the Fox and Hounds Country Inn on Valentine's Day, February 14, can end up as a murderer or "the murdered".

In this whodunit in costume, the actual guests act as characters.

Owner of the inn, Justin Hemer, says it's a great night of entertainment and laughter shared by a group of no more than 35 "characters".

"I send out a character and that details how you dress, how you fit into society and on the night you turn up as that character," he said.

"You're given some directions.

"It's all about blackmail and bribery, and anything else you can get away with.

"There are prizes for best-dressed, etc."

The invitation implores guests to "come as your character in mind and in body".

"Please dress the part to make the evening a great success as the period we are representing is applicable for this night of mystery and murder," it reads.

The night gets started at 6pm with a welcome drink and canapés with "the queen", and ends about 8.30pm.

With dinner of main course and dessert, the murder mystery night costs $85pp.

"We did them last year and we had a lot of fun," Justin said.

About eight "murders" are held throughout the year. Private murders can also be booked.

Later this year, the Fox and Hounds will also host:

  • St Patrick's Day on March 17, with live entertainment, lunch or dinner.
  • Medieval dinner on April 22, with knights and noblemen, ladies and wenches.
  • St George's Day on April 23, with a knight's battle.
  • May Day on May 1, with Morris Dancers.

The Fox and Hounds Country Inn is at 7 Elevation Drive, Wongawallan, about 30 minutes from Surfers Paradise.

This hotel, built in the 1700s, is originally from Tunbridge Wells in England.


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