Sherlock Holmes


Played 13th May 2018


“Your team has been recruited by the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes for a mystery case. The owner of the Scarlet Diner, William Garnet was found dead in his own establishment, whether it is a homicide case or a suicide the truth remains unknown. However there are traces of clues and unexplainable evidences left behind the scene leading Sherlock Holmes to suspect that the death of the diner owner is a homicide case. Your team as the Baker Street Irregulars needs to uncover the mystery and bring justice to this town.”


Our host James was welcoming and loved escape rooms just as much as us, so we had a great natter about previous rooms. James went through the brief and took us to the room where we were given the plot to our game.

Room Set Up

The game was set in an American diner, decoration was sparse but in keeping with the setting. The maximum sized team for this room is 6, there would be enough space at the start of the game but may be a squeeze towards the end.

Game Play

The game was linear; however we found some of clues to puzzles very confusing, they didn’t give you much of a hint to what you needed to do. The game had a mixture of coded padlocks and a couple automated openings. There was a mixture of observational, logical puzzles and Our favourite a JIGSAW PUZZLE.

Clue System

The clue system was a switch at the beginning of the game which you pressed for a clue, the host would then come into the room to give you the help you needed to progress through the game. This wouldn’t be our preferred method.

Escape Time

We failed 😦

Our Overall Rating

Puzzles ★★☆☆☆

Immersion ☆☆☆☆

Difficulty ★★★★★

Wow Factor ☆☆☆☆☆

Overall Experience ★★☆☆☆

We enjoyed the room but found elements needed updating and some clues to the puzzles to be changed to make it slightly easier. This was a very challenging room so wouldn’t recommend it as a first time room or for larger teams.


2 Players   £44

3 Players   £60

4 Players   £72

5 Players   £80

6 Players   £90

The Escape Room’s Sherlock Holmes Webpage


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