Excellent food, fun atmosphere and the most welcoming staff.
21/04/2018 rachelsmith1990, Nottingham, United Kingdom
We had the most fantastic time attending a 'Murder Mystery three-course dinner event' hosted in Bestwood Lodge's ballroom (performed by Stirling Academy) - the biggest thank you everyone involved with... more
We had the most fantastic time attending a 'Murder Mystery three-course dinner event' hosted in Bestwood Lodge's ballroom (performed by Stirling Academy) - the biggest thank you everyone involved with putting on this wonderfully engaging evening! Everyone felt included and were put as ease to get stuck into the plot :)
The Best Western team organised and delivered the evening flawlessly, with guests meeting in the ornate main bar area for drinks before being escorted into the ballroom to our designated tables. The actors joined us as guests on each table and circulated the room to keep content fresh while we enjoyed a gorgeous three-course meal presented in a timely fashion by polite staff. Adored the warm rolls and it was the best sticky toffee pudding I've had in years!
The Operations Manager Stephen particularly stood out as he made each guest feel personally welcome, checked on our wellbeing without being overbearing and graciously accommodated our last minute dietary requests without any fuss. His team are visibly passionate about their work at the hotel, which made everyone feel at home during the evening. Even after the event, Stephen and the acting company stuck around to chat with guests which added a personal extra touch.
Love this place! Whatever the season, would strongly advise a wander around the pretty nearby woodland walks before stopping at the Lodge for a lovely pot of tea and biscuits :) As locals we've never stayed overnight, but it's one of our favourite weekend jaunts! Thanks again to the team for a really great evening! Rachel and Adam less
GeneralManager17, Manager at Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to booking our Murder Mystery Dinner and for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor.
It is great to hear that you enjoyed your evening and that you felt at ease with the plot and the actors from 'Stirling Academy'.
I am delighted to hear that our team delivered great service and that you and your party enjoyed the evening thoroughly. Thank you for your kind words regarding the service from Stephen - he is really pleased that you had a great night!
We have many more events coming your way...so watch this space and we look forward to seeing you at another very soon!