Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

 
Misty Woman

Location: Abbots Ann (Hampshire) - Poplar Farm Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This figure was once seen behind the bar, and is blamed for slamming doors when no other cause is apparent. A black dog haunts both inside and outside the pub, and is thought to be protecting a secret passageway.


 
Bushy Bearded Man

Location: Abbots Bromley (Staffordshire) - Royal Oak Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This cloaked, bearded gentleman was seen lurking around the attic and one of the bathrooms. A few unearthly notes from a non-existent music box have been heard in the bar area.


 
Glasses

Location: Abbotsham (Devon) - Thatched Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As well as the 'normal' sounds of disembodied footsteps, the other phantom sound often reported is the clinking of glasses from an empty room.


 
Friendly Character?

Location: Abergavenny (Gwent) - Skirrid Mountain Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While one report described one ghost here only as 'friendly', it may be in the minority. The inn is a former courthouse, and claims to have had 182 people executed by noose within. One woman present at the inn reportedly developed marks around her neck after feeling an invisible rope placed around there. There has also been a report of a Cromwellian soldier on the site.


 
Tap Turning

Location: Aldermaston (Berkshire) - Butt Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The resident poltergeist here turns on the beer taps and closes doors with a bang.


 
Bad Poker Night

Location: Aldington (Kent) - The Walnut Tree Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Home to a gang of smugglers, a poker game they played while waiting for 'the signal' ended with one gang member slitting the throat of another - the ghostly footfalls that can now be heard are that of the murderer taking the body to the well to be disposed of.


 
Modern Looking Lady

Location: Alfriston (Sussex) - Smugglers Inn public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: Seen by the owner and her daughter, this ghostly lady seen at the base of the staircase near the bar was said to be wearing a modern gown.


 
Lady who Visits the Sick

Location: Allington (Dorset) - Boot Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The first floor of the pub is haunted by a former landlady who only makes her presence known to ill people. There are reportedly another two spooks in the bar area - a soldier dressed in fatigues, and a Victorian gentleman who died after a shotgun blew off most of his head in an accident.


 
Elizabeth Maronne

Location: Almondsbury (Somerset) - Bowl Inn and other areas in the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s?
Further Comments: Elizabeth was said to have been abused by her father and died young. Her phantom voice has been heard singing nursery rhymes or otherwise sobbing gently. The inn also claims two other female ghosts, though little is known about them.


 
Coach Fatality

Location: Ambleside (Cumbria) - Kirkstone Pass Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn claims several ghosts, including a young boy that was killed by a coach outside of the building, a young woman who died trying to travel along the road during a snow storm, and a seventeenth century coachman who lurks around the bar.


 
Children

Location: Ardentinny (Argyll and Bute) - Ardentinny Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One particular room is said to be haunted by children - people have awoken and believed the children have entered their room by mistake, only for them to vanish.


 
Lady in Brown

Location: Armathwaite (Cumbria) - Fox & Pheasant Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre-2000s
Further Comments: A previous landlady and her friend observed a woman wearing old fashioned brown clothing walk through the front door while it was closed. The ghost is said to be a woman who lost both her children outside the inn in a coach accident. A highwayman is also reputed to haunt the building.


 
Fireplace Man

Location: Ashwater (Devon) - Manor Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This hot shade can be seen in the embers of a fireplace here.


 
Footsteps in the Attic

Location: Auchencairn (Dumfries and Galloway) - Old Smuggler's Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Phantom footsteps have been reported in the upper part of the building. As with other public houses, light switches have been known to turn themselves on and off and electrical equipment has activated with no human intervention. A shadowy figure was spotted in a bedroom.


 
Annie Fraser

Location: Aultsigh (Highland) - Aultsigh Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The entity heard moving around the building is named as the young lass who was murdered by a jealous suitor who then concealed her body under the floorboards of the building.


 
Figure

Location: Ballybrittas (County Laois) - Fisherman's Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown (likely 2000s)
Further Comments: A ghostly figure is said to stand by the fireplace here, while other witnesses are reported to have spotted orbs (whether in photographs or real life is not clear).


 
Cavalier

Location: Banbury (Oxfordshire) - Reindeer Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Having vanished for many years now, it is reasonably certain this once gruesome entity has now gone forever.


 
The Thing

Location: Bankfoot (Perth and Kinross) - Bankfoot Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008-2015
Further Comments: Affectionately known as 'The Thing', this entity is said to be a shadowy older male and has been seen standing at the base of beds. Whispers have also been heard on site and items have been knocked over by something unseen.


 
Landlord

Location: Basildon (Berkshire) - Blewbury Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, post 1950s
Further Comments: A former landlord is said to be heard walking down the staircase and into the bar late at night.


 
Faceless Girl

Location: Basingstoke (Hampshire) - Barge Inn, formally Goat and Barge Public House (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: The landlord's wife and a customer both watched a phantom faceless woman walk past the bar. In another incident, a member of the public was knocked off his feet and another kicked in the knee as an invisible force rushed by them. Cries and screams would sometimes be heard late at night.


 
Soldier

Location: Bath (Somerset) - Crown Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Dressed in a First World War uniform, this phantom would appear in a darkened corner sipping his drink. The haunting is said not to have lasted.


 
Moving Items

Location: Bath (Somerset) - Curfew Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2009
Further Comments: The poltergeist at work in this pub plays around with beer casks, taps and pinches staff, and moves pool balls.


 
Jean Baptiste du Barre

Location: Bathampton (Somerset) - The George Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century, said to be more frequent in December
Further Comments: A Frenchman killed in a duel, du Barre reportedly took his last breaths in the inn. A spirit resembling him was seen standing by the bar at the end of the twentieth century; the witness said the entity was friendly and unthreatening.


 
Art Critic

Location: Beccles (Suffolk) - Crown Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Pictures which fall to the floor without identifiable cause are said to have been moved by this pub's ghost, which can be heard ascending the staircase and moving through rooms in the upper part of the building.


 
Hunchback

Location: Belmersthorpe (Lincolnshire) - Bluebell Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area round the well found at this inn is home to a ghostly hunchback.


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