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Review of The Gaol Events

The Gaol Events
Ranked #1 of 5 Fun & Games in Oakham
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Owner description: The Gaol offers intense urban wargaming (Airsoft) in the unique environment of a real former Prison. From up close and personal moving cell to cell, sneaking around in the darkened wings or in the open surrounded by razor wire topped security fencing, The Gaol has it all. Check out videos on Youtube (search "The Gaol Oakham") to see footage from actual games at The Gaol - experience the adrenaline of close quarters combat in the incredible setting of a real prison. A fully stocked airsoft supplies shop and on site hot food catering make the experience even better. Available 7 days a week for private hire for groups, corporate events, stag/hen, birthdays etc. Also available for filming, TV, horror/zombie experiences & ghost hunts. Typically open every other Sunday and every Wednesday evening but look out for private game days and special events. Game & equipment hire prices vary - please check our website for the very latest information.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

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This was my first visit to the Gaol so expectations were high, and they did not disappoint! Owners and Marshall's were friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived, and were always on hand to help with any questions we had.

The site shop was adequately stocked with a variety of useful bits from batteries to ammo and sustenance to keep you going and all at very reasonable prices.

The site itself was a lot bigger than expected and due to its mix of outdoor and cqb play areas the games were varied and interesting, from ducking and diving between cars to getting up close and personal in corridors lined with rooms to the slightly creepy music piped through dark rooms the adrenalin was most definitely kept pumping!

Can recommend this site to new and experienced players alike, I know I'll be visiting again soon :)

Thank KillStreak
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Rutland_Jim, Public Relations Manager at The Gaol Events, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for your very positive feedback and we really appreciate you taking the time to leave the review. This really helps the site to grow and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Attended the Wednesday evening games many times, and it has been brilliant every time. Good location including plenty of parking, good facilities (toilets, on site shop, food and drinks, seating etc) the games are brilliant with a big variety of styles to play. The darkness really adds tension to the games and really gets the adrenaline going. It's a unique site that should be on everyone's list to visit.

Thank liam m
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Rutland_Jim, Public Relations Manager at The Gaol Events, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Hi Liam and thank you for taking the time to review The Gaol. We're always delighted to receive and respond to feedback (especially when its positive!) so keep us in the loop and let us know if ever we can be of assistance. Otherwise, keep on enjoying it!

Best wishes

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Our team has played at the Gaol for a couple of years now, We can safely say it's our home.

The layout of the Gaol plays into various genre's of airsoft, from CQB to Urban. One minute you're outside in the bright sunshine 'ducking and diving' behind cars and other obstacles to being emerged in complete darkness reaching for your torch.

The games are usually fast paced and up close. Their is a good buzz here; Justin,Charlotte and the marshals are friendly and always helpful. The safe zones are big with an abundance of tables and chairs, there is plugs available if you need to charge batteries etc.
There is also a well stocked shop and an excellent canteen that serves hot/cold food & drink all day. Which adds to a great day of shooting. I cannot speak highly enough of this venue.

Thank Chris E
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Rutland_Jim, Asset Investment Manager, Rutland County Council at The Gaol Events, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review The Gaol Chris. We're delighted to hear that you regularly enjoy the site.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing site,it's a Prison,what more could you want,scary spooky sounds played out in the dark,got you covered,amazing day out or evening depending on your preference,amazing games with plenty of variety,fantastic marshals,The site owner is a lovely guy always ready to help out with any problems or even if the teams a short :) even though he looks scary he's a puppy dog really :) fantastic food prepared by his better half :),lovely people to play pew pew with get your game on and give it a go,if playing a weekend event pre book early sells out fast,you will see why!!!!

Thank Pete6696
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Rutland_Jim, Asset Investment Manager at The Gaol Events, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review The Gaol Pete. I'm sure Justin in particular will be pleased to hear your kind words. Please keep the feedback and suggestions coming if you have any. Kind regards

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Been a few times now and I cannot bring a negative comment to mind! Great community in the area that attends, great games run their by the crew and always great food.

Thank Lonelywing
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Rutland_Jim, Asset Investment Manager at The Gaol Events, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review The Gaol and we are obviously thrilled that you only have good things to say about the site. Please let the team know if you have any suggestions for improvements. Best wishes.

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