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Can You Escape The Puzzle Room?

The Suffolk Food Hall may or may not open its doors, dependent on visitors' ability to solve the combination of puzzles and conundrums laid out in a brand new puzzle room.

The Puzzle Room launches on Saturday, 29th October 2016 and will be the first permanent one of its kind in Suffolk. The challenge combines authentic props and a Suffolk theme and is based in old farm buildings at the Suffolk Food Hall on the Shotley Peninsula. Encapsulating the heritage and farming background of the site and surrounding area, this mind-stretching adventure is suitable for anyone and everyone between the ages of 9 and 90. The story is set in the mid-19th century and draws on the chronicles of the Rev. F. Barham Zincke, Chaplin to Queen Victoria and author of Wherstead: Some Materials for its History.

Picture the scene: Sir Reginald Rackham, owner of the estate whose rabbits you have been poaching, is renowned for his ruthlessness far beyond the boundaries of his land. His gamekeeper has detained you and your friends and locked you up in the estate workers' bothy while the police are summoned from Ipswich. It will take them an hour to arrive, so you have just that amount of time to make good your escape. And we warned - the punishments for poaching could be a heavy fine, months of hard labour or even transportation to the colonies! No pressure then.

If you are good at solving puzzles and enjoy a bit of excitement, this could be right up your street. Gather a group of friends, family or colleagues and make a day of it; solve the puzzle and then reward yourselves with a nice lunch overlooking the River Orwell.

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