One of Essex’s newest and trendiest bars is hosting its very own murder mystery night.
The Garrison, in Chelmsford, is a bar dedicated to the BBC show Peaky Blinders.
It opened earlier this year, once bars and pubs were allowed to open their doors after lockdown.
This weekend, they are hosting a murder mystery night fitting with the theme of the venue.
The evening is set in 1920s Chelmsford during the height of Prohibition.
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In the event description, a feud between two gangs is described.
It reads: “there’s a mob war brewing between the South Side Gangsters and the Northern Mob Outfit.
“The two ruthless crime leaders Hal Sapone and Beanie O’Dannon have finally reached an agreement on bootlegging practices in Chelmsford and have decided to pull together resources to undergo a collaborative effort with criminal endeavours under the Garrison.
“Recently, gangsters from the north and south have been spotted together at various speakeasies throughout Chelmsford, but the tension in the air is always thick enough to be cut with a knife. However, this newfound relationship between the opposing mob bosses has served, thus far, to inhibit gratuitous bloodshed.”
The evening is themed all around the gang war, with the evening set to be a ‘truce’ between the two sides.
It continues: “Part of the success of this truce is that both crime bosses have found new dames, thereby intertwining more mutual relationships between the two factions.
“The two gangs have set an official date to meet at Hal Sapone’s Grand Garrison to resolve all remaining differences. Will these two underground organisations resolve their disputes or will a massive melee erupt, rekindling the fatal flames between them?”
The exciting evening includes a three-course meal.
Guests will have a choice of Peaky’s Prawn Cocktail or tomato sweet chilli & red onion tart for starters.
For mains it is Duel Roast – (Turkey & Gammon) stuffing balls, roasties, Yorkshire pudding and seasonal veg served with gravy or veg nut roast served with all the trimmings and vegetarian gravy.
There are also two dessert choices, sticky toffee pudding and custard or brownie and ice cream.
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“Dress to impress”
The murder mystery night is happening on November 1 AT 6PM.
Guests are asked to ‘dress to impress’ with Suits, Dresses and Sugar Skull Faces all recommended.
The bar has asked people to respect the coronavirus laws and only attend with people from the same household.
It is for over 18s only and is due to finish at 9pm to follow curfew laws.
Tickets cost £30 per person plus a booking fee.
They must be booked in advance to attend.