Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Drunken Cavalier

Location: Billinge (Lancashire) - Stork Hotel (aka Stork Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This drunken Cavalier was once seen in the men's toilets, and can sometimes be heard moving around at night.


 
 


Landlady

Location: Birchencliffe (Yorkshire) - Grey Horse Inn, Halifax Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July - September 2007
Further Comments: Staff in 2007 encountered shattering glasses and gas cylinders that were turned off with such force the handles were jammed. A story is told that one landlord during the 1990s encountered a ghostly figure that emerged from the cellar; this entity was a former landlady who killed herself during the 1940s or 1950s.


 
 


Old Lady

Location: Birchover (Derbyshire) - Druid Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 08 January 2012, around 23:00h
Further Comments: A worker at this public house watched the elderly lady drift through the older part of the building before vanishing into a wall.


 
 


Henrietta's Maid

Location: Birmingham (West Midlands) - Saracen's Head Inn, Kings Norton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When Queen Henrietta Maria visited Kings Norton, an influenza outbreak ravaged her troops. For her safety, the troops set up camp by the stream while the Queen stayed at the Saracens Head. Queen Henrietta had her maid run messages to and from the camp, but the young girl caught the illness. When Henrietta set off, the maid stayed behind and died shortly after. She still walks the upstairs corridor looking to serve her mistress.


 
 


Barrel Mover

Location: Birstall (Leicestershire) - Plough Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This entity was renowned for moving barrels around the basement.


 
 


The Holly and the Ivy

Location: Birstall (Yorkshire) - White Horse Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: The landlord of this public house reported that a phantom female voice could be heard singing Christmas carols. A figure resembling a nun has been spotted in the back of the building, near the public toilets.


 
 


Misty Shape

Location: Bishop's Stortford (Hertfordshire) - George Inn, North Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This spook is said to be a woman who was stabbed to death in room 27.


 
 


Cursing Well

Location: Bishops Lydeard (Somerset) - The Devil's Whispering Well (close to Bell Inn)
Type: Other
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: This perverted wishing well is traditionally used to harm others.


 
 


Anne Starr

Location: Blackboys (Sussex) - Blackboys Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s?
Further Comments: This ghost which has never made a sound is believed to belong to Anne Starr, a woman who died in childbirth within the building.


 
 


Defrocked Charlie

Location: Blagdon (Somerset) - Holman Clavel Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This spook is thought to be a monk who fell from grace. He has been spotted in one of the bedrooms, and is blamed whenever items go missing, only to return a few days or weeks later.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Blanefield (Stirling) - Blane Valley Inn?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom lady is said to haunt the area surrounding the bar, although her presence is more likely to felt then seen.


 
 


Stable Boy

Location: Bletsoe (Bedfordshire) - Falcon Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dying after falling from a hayloft, this young stable lad is now thought to haunt the kitchen area. He is blamed when small items go missing, often reappearing a short time later.


 
 


Old Edwin

Location: Blewbury (Oxfordshire) - New Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Edwin Fry, the landlord who ran this public house during the middle of the twentieth century, still returns to look around the place. His hollow footsteps are the only indication of his presence.


 
 


Loud Footfalls

Location: Bodmin Moor (Cornwall) - Manor House inn, Rilla Mill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Heard coming from upstairs, these footsteps are always tracked down to the same empty bedroom.


 
 


Smell of Smoke

Location: Bolton (Lancashire) - Alma Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1974 - 1975
Further Comments: A former landlord of the public house reported the smell of cigar smoke in the ladies toilet, though there was never any evidence of smoke or ash.


 
 


Emily

Location: Bolton (Lancashire) - Unity Brook Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 2008 onwards
Further Comments: This female ghost, dressed in black, appeared to the assistant manager on three occasions. She was described as slim, late twenties or early thirties, with dark hair and high cheek bones. The entity has been nicknamed Emily by staff.


 
 


Drinking Sailor

Location: Bolventor (Cornwall) - Jamaica Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A sailor who was murdered nearby reportedly returns to the public house to finish his last drink; he has been seen sitting on the wall outside the building. There have also been reports of a ghostly floating cloak, while outside there was a report of a phantom man hanging by his neck from a nearby tree.


 
 


Plucker

Location: Boscastle (Cornwall) - Napoleon Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Nicknamed Plucker, this poltergeist moves small items, causes pictures to fall off walls, and tugs at people's clothing.


 
 


Phantom Smoke

Location: Bovey Tracy (Devon) - The Riverside Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Late 1990s
Further Comments: At least one guest has been awoken by the overwhelming smell of smoke, though on investigation no source has been found.


 
 


Emma and Edward

Location: Bowes (Durham) - Ancient Unicorn Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Emma and Edward were the children of different innkeepers who fell in love - Edward died of fever and Emma pined away soon after. Their ghosts are reputed to be regulars at the Inn, as is a young boy who haunts the cellar.


 
 


Hand of Glory

Location: Bowes Moor (Yorkshire) - Old Spital Inn (currently a farmhouse?)
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1790s
Further Comments: One of the few places the Hand of Glory has been used. This item is made from the hand of a murderer, with candles placed between each finger. Once these are lit, every person asleep in a given area remains unconscious until the flames are extinguished by milk. A band of robbers tried to use the hand while burgling this inn, though a maid was still awake when the candles were lit; she doused them with milk, enabling the landlord to wake and scare the robbers off with his shotgun.


 
 


Murderous Landlord

Location: Bracknell (Berkshire) - Hind's Head Inn (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth century
Further Comments: The landlord would kill wealthy travellers in their sleep, until one man escaped and summoned help. The landlord was executed for his crimes, and his angry ghost haunted the inn until it was pulled down.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Bradfield (Yorkshire) - Strines Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Situated on the moors west of Sheffield, this isolated inn is reportedly home to a phantom grey lady.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Bradford on Avon (Wiltshire) - Beehive Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This incorporeal woman has been reported in various parts of the inn.


 
 


Louis de Rochefort

Location: Brading (Isle of Wight) - Crown Inn (currently Isle of Wight Waxworks)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Louis was murdered while staying at the inn. Dressed in clothing worn the French Aristocracy, his form has been observed in the past, though hearing his dying scream was said to be more common. Phantom children are also reported on the site


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