Hell In A Cell

Hell In A Cell, Bristol: Hours, Address, Hell In A Cell Reviews: 5/5

Hell In A Cell
5
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Voted Number 1 Horror Escape Room in Europe! Hell In A Cell is a Live, Horror Escape Game Experience held in the underground prison cells of Bristol's old crown court building. Think Crystal Maze meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Fun, Exhilarating & Intense. Bristol's most unique attraction.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Dani F
4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
e visited Hell in a Cell yesterday after initially planning a trip in March, which due to the lockdown we had to postpone.
Prior to the venue opening again, we had contact with the owner who talked us through what was happening and when we would be able to rebook.
We were thoroughly impressed. Despite everything going on with Covid, the team made sure that everyone was comfortable with what was going on and clearly had taken precautions.
I cannot recommend these guys enough, the game itself was fantastic and everyone involved was extremely professional.
We are so thrilled to have been able to go ahead with this, the puzzles, story and characters brilliantly thought out.
It’s been great knowing that we have supported a small business, particularly during the current climate. I highly encourage everyone to give it a go!
Written September 20, 2020
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Samantha V
6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
My boyfriend and I booked this escape room after having done a few before, some horror themed...but this is unlike anything we've done before! It was intense and so atmospheric, and an amazing venue in the old, original cells (you may not be able to see much but just knowing where you are adds to the whole atmosphere)!!
It would have been good to have a toilet available, but you are told in an email beforehand that there are no bathroom facilities on site. Perhaps it is not possible to have one because it is an old original building.
Would definitely recommend this escape room, perhaps not to complete beginners, but if you want to experience what it's like to be in a horror film, then 100% worth a visit!
Written January 19, 2020
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Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comprehensive review for us. We're most pleased you enjoyed the environment and atmosphere PigFace has down in his Lair. Well done on making your escape!
Written January 20, 2020
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Radar66
Taunton, UK10 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I booked this for my daughter's 16th birthday. There were 5 of them; all 15 and 16 year olds. They had never done anything like this before. They travelled on their own to Bristol on the train and were pooping themselves (their words not mine!) all the way and while waiting outside the blue gate. They absolutely loved it; the tension, the atmosphere and the clues were difficult enough, but not impossible for them. There was another group of 3; probably in their late 20's, who were great fun and helped them to get started and take their padlocks off.

The staff were brilliant. They were always in character and only helped in a subtle way if needed.

There isn't much around for 16 year olds to do something different for their birthday and not all escape rooms allow under 18's in on their own, so I was so pleased we found this.

They wouldn't stop talking about it when they came back. They had a great time. A truly memorable birthday. Thank you Hell In A Cell, especially Pigface. A great big thumbs up from all the girls 👍
Written February 23, 2020
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Ah thanks so much for your kind words and we're so pleased PigFace made the day so special! The girls were brave to come all this way and try to outwit PigFace which they did so well - and he'll remember their screams and laughs for a long time. We're glad they all got back safely and they have their breath back now - Sleep easy girls - you're in PigFace's dreams now...
Written February 25, 2020
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Srobbo93
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
Pros:
The escape room started off well. Waiting outside the gate and the initial set up when you get inside builds suspense. The lack of light was also quite intimidating (in a good way) and I can’t fault the set/props. They’ve done a great job of setting the scene with the water on the floors/smells/sound effects etc.

Cons:
The puzzles themselves were quite simple and we were helped a lot by a member of staff when we felt we didn’t really need it. You move around the rooms with a member of staff and although I understand why that is, it just didn’t work.

We visited in a group of four, however, we were put with another very large group meaning there was a total of 10 of us in the group. This meant that our group was left on the sidelines and had very little to do with solving the puzzles as there was just not enough room for 10 people in each room. The number of people also made it very difficult to communicate or be clear about which puzzles had been solved. I may have missed this because of the size of the team but there didn’t seem to be any real storyline.

There seemed to be a lot of missed opportunities for scares. It felt like you were being led into a scary situation but then nothing happened but which was disappointing. Some addition jumps and feeling of pressure etc would have been good.

Overall: An ok experience but not something you’ll be talking about for days after.
Written February 16, 2020
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Hi There, The review is of course disappointing for us but as we always say with other reviews, thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience. We do clearly state on the website that we do not guarantee exclusivity of the experience for groups of less than 7 people. It can be that you would've played with just the 4 but on your experience another group booked in with you. We are not like many other escape rooms, and we do put emphasis on the experience and not just the puzzles. I'm guessing you may be an escape room enthusiast? Your comments are duly noted, and we often make tweaks to the experience based on customer feedback. We have also had many reviews from customers who have been in exactly your situation however who have left five star reviews and been blown away so we take them into consideration also. Thanks for pointing out the positives, and offering a fair rating based on your individual experience.
Written February 19, 2020
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Karra H
22 contributions
Jan 2020
This escape room experience would be fantastic for a group of 5 (6 maximum). Unfortunately, on our arrival we found out our group of 5 would be combined with a group of 4 people we had never met.
The cells are too small for 9 people to be involved and it resulted in quieter members of the group left outside the doors not even aware of what was going on. The puzzles are linear so we couldn't split into smaller groups to do separate tasks. Also there were not enough puzzles for 9 people, diluting the experience for everyone.
It is such a shame that this experience was spoiled by there being too many people because it could have been brilliant and I would have been willing to pay more to have had a more intense hour.
Written January 5, 2020
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Thanks for the feedback Karra and is a shame you felt you weren't able to get the best out of the experience. We do state on our website that to guarantee exclusivity you need to book for 7 or more players so the option was there to pay more. We've had groups of 14 in there before who have had a fantastic time and offered up 5 star reviews, so we are confident in our offering and the space we utilise. That said, if that's how you feel, I respect and take on board yoru comments.
Written January 6, 2020
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darcey f
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
Hell in a cell was an amazing escape room. So many scares and the actors were so realistic and terrifying !!
Was the best escape room I’ve ever taken part in, and I would definitely recommend. Escaped (just the two of us) with 4 minutes to spare :)
Written July 27, 2021
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Daisie P
Bristol, UK8 contributions
Oct 2020
Didn't enjoy this escape room sadly.
For me it was genuinely to dark so I couldn't concentrate on completing the puzzles and my torch didn't work so I had to spend my time following friends who had a torch.

My friends had a good time though and the actors were great.

Also a heads up.. don't ask if you get separated or you will be the one on your own and your friends together.
Written October 12, 2020
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Aimee K
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Flew over from Dublin to Bristol for the sole purpose of going to hell in a cell and it was so worth it! Have done plenty of escape rooms but this was truly unique and very fun! It's like being in your own horror movie but without it being too terrifying and more on the exciting & fun side. There are scary moments but I wont spoil anything!

Would highly recommend to anybody to give it a try as it's something very different and not an experience you will find easily elsewhere so definitely do it while your in Bristol. Hopefully in the future there will be a second room for us to try!

Also worth mentioning is that the staff are super friendly and helpful! Overall a 5 star experience for me and my partner.
Written February 9, 2020
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Hey Aimee - What a lovely review - thanks so much for coming all the way to see us, we're so pleased it was worth your while. Very kind of you to big the staff up, It's a pleasure to hear they're on point, adding to the experience and ensuring any nerves are eased. Hope you had a safe trip back in this awful weather - was the turbulence more scary???
Written February 10, 2020
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Ben P
Bristol, UK2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Group of 8 of with mixed escape room experience. Was as scary as advertised with many of the group on edge and screaming throughout. Friendly hosts, until it started, but were then a perfect mix of scary and helpful when needed. A memorable experience for all!
Written October 27, 2021
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Thomas
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Best escape room I've done by far. Really in a different league to others.

I don't want to give too much away so you can enjoy it to the max but my personal highlights:

+ Superb environment - dark, massive space and pretty darn scary.
+ The two actors were excellent. Really enhanced the whole experience and it's clear that they love what they do
+ Decent level of difficultness

If you're considering this, just go ahead and book it. I promise you won't regret it!
Written July 11, 2021
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