Escape Quest: Percy Pendleton’s Peculiar Predicament

By | July 30, 2021

by Escape Quest (website)

Chapelgates, 84b Mill Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6NR

01625 437437


2-10 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Can you help Percy with his peculiar predicament?

Percy Pendleton and his Wife Violet live above their modest haberdashery shop situated on Chapel street.

One rainy Tuesday afternoon Percy received a telegram all the way from Peru. The only person Percy knows in Peru is his rich Uncle Paolo who he hasn't seen since he was a child.  Paolo owns a very lucrative pineapple plantation.

The telegram reads-

I'm sorry to inform you of your Uncle Paolo's death. 

His entire estate has been left to his loving Wife with the exception of a box he has asked to be sent to you.

  Later that day a courier arrived and Percy couldn't believe it when he saw two strong men struggle to lift the small package and bring it inside.  After they left Percy carefully lifted the lid to be greeted by a sight that made him sit down in complete shock.  A handwritten note sat on top of the items and it read-

My dearest Nephew Percy. 

You always were my favourite relative and so these should set you up for life. 

All my love 

Uncle Paolo. 

Inside the box were dozens of jewel encrusted solid gold pineapples, they must be worth an absolute fortune!  Percy started to panic, where would he keep them safe? This area of town is known for robbers and criminal gangs, and then..... a loud knock at the door! 

"Oh my goodness, they've come for me already!" Percy was almost faint with panic as he opened the door.  He was filled with indescribable relief to find Tommy Tatler on his doorstep.  Tommy owns the Chapelgate tavern across the road and they'd been friends since they were kids.  Percy could always rely on Tommy to help him with any situation. 

After showing him the precious pineapples and explaining everything, Tommy knew just what to do.  "I'll hide these somewhere safe for you Percy, I've got lots of great hiding places in my tavern" Tommy said confidently, and off he went leaving Percy feeling like all his troubles were over.  He kept just one of the pineapples to sell and decided he'd gradually sell them off over time so as not to arouse suspicion. 

Next morning Percy popped across to the Tavern to see Tommy, when he got there Tommy's wife Rose was in a terrible state. "Tommy was here last night, I heard him banging about in the Tavern after he'd been to see you Percy,  then I heard him arguing with someone and it all went quiet, when I came up from the cellar he was nowhere to be seen, where is he Percy?" She said.

We've searched day and night but it's been almost a week now and no one's seen him. Can you detectives help us find him? We don't know if he's dead or alive but Psychic Cybil the local clairvoyant and psychic has offered to help us. 

What a peculiar predicament! 

Can you help Percy find his best friend and his missing pineapples?
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curlersandcupcakes rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Great how they can rework the space, just wasn’t feeling this one as much as Curiosity Shoppe. A lot of the puzzles felt like they were just there to waste time. Will still go back for fortunes though.

Karen Peers experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Lauren Bartholomew experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 26 Aug 2022 Team size: 5 Time taken: 59:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalimmersivequite difficult

This game was absolutely incredible and huge, and easily had some of the best decor/set dressing I've ever seen. I loved that there was a main puzzle/mystery and then extra treasures to find as almost a side quest, so we were kept busy right until the wire. We had enough to do in parallel with 2 groups working on different things. We had a few 'near misses' before we got the answers but everything made sense and the hint system itself was also a delight. Our host was so lovely and clearly enthusiastic. 

There is not enough good things to say about this room and I would say it is a 'must play' for anyone!

lizratesrooms experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 2 Sep 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 9 pineapples Outcome: Successful escape!
originalclevergreat hostingquite difficult
Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 3 Sep 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 9 pineapples Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hostingquite difficult

The next instalment of the Chapelgate Mysteries is every bit as good as the first. The set is great with pieces of puzzles cleverly hidden in plain sight. Plenty of puzzles to keep even the most puzzle hungry Escapers happy. Hosting is brilliant and we could have happily chatted for hours. 

BenMill rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 4 Sep 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 8 pineapples Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hostingquite difficult
Catherine K experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 9 Sep 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 8 Pineapples Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting

After playing the previous game we couldn’t wait to return and we had another great time! 

There’s a lot to do in this room and it is difficult with a smaller team but we enjoy the challenge. Great hosts, varied puzzles and great storytelling throughout, not to be missed. 

Sabrina (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 3 Sep 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 60 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalclevergreat hosting

Puzzles galore! Must play room and excellent hosting. Stunning set design and extremely clever puzzles for beginners and experts alike. 

Jen Wells (Get Wells Soon) expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 10 Pineapples Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulclevergreat hosting

We wanted to do a really special room for our 100th and, having done Mr Copplestone a few months ago, we made sure that Percy Pendleton was the room that would take us into triple figures. Without a doubt, Elaine and Mike have created at Escape Quest the most top flight escape room imaginable - it's a puzzle-enthusiast's dream.

Percy Pendleton is the latest installment of the Chapelgate mysteries and is absolutely bursting at the seams with fabulous puzzles that are beautifully crafted and so much fun to do. We loved the quirky storyline, the superb hosting (that felt incredibly personal, as they made our 100th room a really special one) and the outstanding quality of everything in this room. 


TheDreamTeam experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 7 Aug 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 60 Outcome: Successful escape!
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A newbie team can play here and just do the story and come out satisfied, but also, a more experienced team is going to revel in the many, many puzzles before them, and take the full hour too!

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