Coombe Abbey Hotel offers an exciting programme of events, including the renowned favourite and award-winning 'Medieval Banquet', where you can enjoy an evening of bawdy fun, fine food and wines, music and laughter.

Banquet Pricing
  • Medieval Banquet

  • Murder Mystery

  • The year is 1539, and the quiet and calm of Coombe Abbey is about to be shattered forever. The Abbot and his Provost have thrown open the doors of the abbey and have invited the local peasants to come for a meal – ‘A feast fit for a king'! Enter the King’s Commissioners – and before the horrified eyes of the peasants they ransack the abbey of its treasures and banish the Monks.

    The scene then changes. We move forward in time to 1595. The de Clapper family are in residence at Coombe Abbey. Sir Robin, the Courte Chamberlain, invites his ‘noble’ guests to a great feast. As the feast progresses, the guests are entertained throughout. The de Clapper family has a vast repertoire of ‘Bawdy Ballads’ and delight in singing them in between courses.

    However, the evening is not all plain sailing. The banquet is disrupted by news of an outbreak of plague. Later, a call to arms is necessary as the country prepares for war. Sir Robin copes as best he can, aided by his brother – the drunken, lecherous Sir Nicholas, his mother – the indomitable Dowager, Lady Ethel and his niece – the flirtatious Frances.

    The night is filled with bawdy fun, food and wine, colour and music. Miss it at your peril!!

    Medieval Banquets are held most Friday and Saturday evenings; they can be booked for couples/individuals, or exclusively for private parties, weddings or corporate events.

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  • Murder Mystery

  • The year is 1539, and the quiet and calm of Coombe Abbey is about to be shattered forever. The Abbot and his Provost have thrown open the doors of the abbey and have invited the local peasants to come for a meal – ‘A feast fit for a king'! Enter the King’s Commissioners – and before the horrified eyes of the peasants they ransack the abbey of its treasures and banish the Monks.

    The scene then changes. We move forward in time to 1595. The de Clapper family are in residence at Coombe Abbey. Sir Robin, the Courte Chamberlain, invites his ‘noble’ guests to a great feast. As the feast progresses, the guests are entertained throughout. The de Clapper family has a vast repertoire of ‘Bawdy Ballads’ and delight in singing them in between courses.

    However, the evening is not all plain sailing. The banquet is disrupted by news of an outbreak of plague. Later, a call to arms is necessary as the country prepares for war. Sir Robin copes as best he can, aided by his brother – the drunken, lecherous Sir Nicholas, his mother – the indomitable Dowager, Lady Ethel and his niece – the flirtatious Frances.

    The night is filled with bawdy fun, food and wine, colour and music. Miss it at your peril!!

    Medieval Banquets are held most Friday and Saturday evenings, they can be booked for couples/individuals, or exclusively for private parties, weddings or corporate events.

    Enquire Now
  • There are two plotlines for Murder Mystery dinners at Coombe Abbey; both are detailed below.

    Murder Mystery Evening

    It is 1942. Coventry has been ravaged by bombings and Coombe Abbey is a convalescent hospital for wounded soldiers. In order to raise the morale of patients and staff, the doctors have arranged for some entertainment from Ena Gladstone, the popular forces' sweetheart. But when one of the patients dies in suspicious circumstances, all manner of questions is raised...

    Hemlock at the Abbey

    The abbey's revenue is disappearing... its treasures are going missing and its lands being sold... Someone is making a fortune... Abbot Geoffrey has to find out what is going on and he is confronted with a colourful galaxy of rogues, thieves and swindlers, including Brother James, the cheating Provost who oversteps the mark. He becomes more and more dangerous to his partners-in-crime. Soon, Geoffrey is confronted with murder. But Geoffrey, too, is not all he seems...

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"I would definitely recommend Coombe Abbey. I had booked the Medieval Banquet which was an absolutely fantastic experience, the food, the entertainment, basically everything about it! Breakfast the morning after tasted lovely and was plentiful, a nice variety to choose from!"

SJ Broad, UK