R&W Paul’s New Lease Of Life

A famous and familiar Ipswich brand returns as part of the latest puzzle room venture at Suffolk Food Hall.

R & W Paul still features significantly along the Ipswich Waterfront, but is also now a central part to the latest crypto-challenge to open at Suffolk’s very first permanent puzzle room. The Orwell Dockyard is inspired by the old family business, R & W Paul, who were the great-great-great and great-great-grandfathers of the owners of Suffolk Food Hall. In its prime R & W Paul lined Ipswich docks and had a rich history of trade using the Orwell as its economic artery.

Aptly this puzzle room is set in the same Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooking the Orwell. The experience offers a variety of interactive challenges and puzzles that need piecing together and is suitable for ages nine through 90. The story is set at the turn of the century, when the family business was at its peak.

Charlie Webb, the man charged with running The Orwell Dockyard, has a chequered past. He skippers a barge that travels the length of the east coast exchanging grain and other materials. Perhaps the strongest trade link lies with Newcastle and the feared Lord Wilkinson. His Lordship is missing some art and fine textiles from his collection and suspects Webb is involved. R & W Paul wants to root out any trouble and has already searched its other loading bays. Become a part of a search mob to turn-over The Orwell Dockyard and find the evidence Wilkinson so desperately craves within the hour, before Webb slips away on the falling tide.

For further information on the room please visit www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk/puzzle-room or book directly on 01473 786618. Alternatively, enter our competition on our Facebook page to win an entire day’s worth of sessions in both of our puzzle rooms for free.

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