Handmade Mysteries Clapham: Lady Chastity’s Reserve

By | March 20, 2019

by Handmade Mysteries Clapham (website)

51 Lavender Gardens, SW11 1DJ

South London

2-6 players

60 minutes

2 copies

This immersive experience challenges you and friends with an hour of hilarious clue solving as you attempt to win Chastity's fabled aphrodisiac wine. Win and wet your whistle, or fail and wet your pants.
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Rated between 30 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 16 users
combined with 10 pro reviews

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Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 15/07/17
Charly expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!

Dark and grubby, a couple of good puzzles. Didn't like the fact we were grouped with strangers - something that doesn't often happen in UK escape rooms

emspace rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2017-06-21 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!

Fun, but dark room and too many with 5 — I missed seeing a lot of the puzzles and how they were solved. Public booking meant I, as a rando, injected into a group of 4. We won the game and shared the bottle after—one of the best ways to end a game I’ve experienced.

furiouslycurious experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Roory experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 14/04/2019 Team size: 6 Time taken: 53.08 Outcome: Successful escape!
Lise Honsinger rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
markb experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 15 Oct 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Overall enjoyed playing this game GM was generally good, however, it does feel that a lot of the clue pieces and props had been inherited from when the game under Handmade Mysteries and could do with a refresh. It was also far too dark at times, making the game excessively difficult, I don't mind difficult puzzles at all, but puzzles shouldn't be difficult because you can't see properly what you are doing.

Alice Lucy rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
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Instead of trying to escape, you're trying to retrieve a bottle of wine; while that makes little practical difference, it's nice to vary the genre a little. The room is one of the physically smallest I've done, though we had a team of five and it felt cozy but not cramped.
The puzzles are structured as a set of tests, which gives a good sense of progression and makes it easier to tell how well or otherwise you're doing. It also means this is a fairly linear room, though I don't remember that be...
And here's your host, Gabriel… Outside the room Lady Chastity's Reserve is not something to be taken lightly. That much was obvious from the moment that I laid my eyes upon Gabriel across the bar. A stout man with a strong beard, this was not some run of the mill host, recruited from a student bar.
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How can you fit so much fun into such a small space?! A great in character GM and a bottle of wine to boot, made this room a winner for us!
We head into a pub in Clapham, London where there is an escape room that they say combines clues with comedy and immersive theatre. Will we be toasting a great room, or drowning our sorrows?
Lady Chastity’s Reserve is a wine. A wine of legend. A wine that, if you succeed in the game, you get to take home a bottle of. And by ‘home’ in our case I mean the pub the game is based in, where we drank it all. And now I have to remember enough of the game to write a review.

A highly thematic room, let down here and there with slightly frustrating puzzles. I think it would have been more enjoyable with two or three people, so I’ll try my next one of their rooms with fewer people.

Lady Chastity’s Reserve absolutely lived up to the hype for us, and I’m thrilled that we chose it for our very first escape room of 2022. Start the year as we mean to go on, eh?

We ventured intrepidly into the wreckage of Lady Chastity's hedonistic final party, in order to try to retrieve a bottle of her legendary aphrodisiac wine. Did we leave with our thirst quenched?

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