New Hall Hotel & Spa

Location: Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

At 800 years old, New Hall Hotel & Spa has a long history of providing discerning guests fine hospitality. Today this tradition continues with Hand Picked Hotels' unique blend of modern and luxury British hospitality.

Offering 59 bedrooms and set within 26 acres of mature, elegant grounds this luxury hotel in Sutton Coldfield Birmingham is widely reputed to be the oldest inhabited, moated manor house in England.

Sympathetic renovation has provided luxury up-to-the-minute facilities whilst retaining most of its medieval charm and character. Public areas with their fine panelling and mullioned stained-glass windows create a unique historical ambience.

For more information about the hotel please visit their web site

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Monday 31st December 2018

Event type: Murder Mystery Evening
Plot: Dramatic Exit
Dinner only: £120 per person
Dinner & 1 Night Stay: From £199 per person

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March 2019

Event type: Murder Mystery Weekend
Plot: Home To Roost
1 Night Stay: From £180 per person

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 2019

Event type: Murder Mystery Weekend
Plot: Gone But Not Forgiven
1 Night Stay: From £180 per person

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June 2019

Event type: Murder Mystery Weekend
Plot: Gone But Not Forgiven
1 Night Stay: From £180 per person

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2019

Event type: Murder Mystery Weekend
Plot: Gone But Not Forgiven
1 Night Stay: From £180 per person

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2019

Event type: Murder Mystery Weekend
Plot: (New Autumn Weekend)
1 Night Stay: From £180 per person

These prices are based on two people sharing a standard double or twin bedroom

History

New Hall has witnessed many historic events over the past eight hundred years, and numerous families have lived and worked within it's walls, so it is not surprising that there are a number of ghost stories associated with the house.

There are so many stories relating to New Hall, however probably the most macabre legend refers to the ghost of a local man who had a speech impediment. In the year of 1745 an army under the Duke of Cumberland was sent in pursuit of "Bonnie Prince Charlie" - pretender to the English throne, who was marching from Scotland to England. The Duke's advance party lost it's way near Tyburn and asked for directions from a local man, who, having no roof to his mouth was unable to make himself understood. Thinking he was a spy, an officer ordered his execution. The victim's body was then thrown in a ditch at Eachelhurst and his head carried in triumph on a halberd to New Shipton, where it was flung into an oak tree. The tree was felled in 1827 at which point the skull rolled out. Since then, at the hour of dusk, the nebulous bodiless head makes it's appearance, drifting slowly from the Wylde Green Road, across New Hall estate towards the spot where the body was tossed.

Inside the house a lady in white is said to haunt the Red Landing. No-One is certain who she is, but perhaps she is the wife of Henry Sacheverell who dies at the beginning of the 17th century, and the many coats of arms which decorate the timbers of the ceiling on the landing remind her of the lost heritage of her own children, for her husband bestowed New Hall on Valens, the elder of his two illegitimate sons by "Mistress Keics".

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Wonderful time, 29th - 30th April, participating in, "Flesh & Blood", by "The Killing Game", at New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield. All 6 actors put so much into the performance & deserve a couple of days rest now. Mind-boggling & detailed. Will be keeping an eye on your events & hoping to see you again. We enjoyed the company of our fellow sleuths too. Many thanks for helping us to celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary weekend.
We've just had the most enjoyable break at the New Hall. It was an excellent experience. Thank you.
Had a brilliant weekend in Sutton Coldfield with The Killing Game crew. The actors and actresses were brilliant and the plot was great. We had a very entertaining couple of days and will definitely look out for another murder mystery with them soon... Thanks guys!
We just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful evening on New Year's Eve at the New Hall in Sutton Coldfield. The event was very well organised and we were well looked after. We enjoyed it so much that I have looked again today to book for next year.
I just wanted to say thank you for an excellent New Years event at New Hall. A fun evening and a great end of year party, will certainly be booking again.