Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

 
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.


 
Presence

Location: Beamish (Durham) - Sun Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn was moved brick by brick from Bishop Auckland in the 1970s, and with it came a presence felt in the back room.


 
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.


 
Cavalier

Location: Beeston (Nottinghamshire) - Crown Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn is reputedly home to a phantom Cavalier, complete with cloak and plumed hat.


 
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.


 
Man in Black

Location: Bewdley (Hereford & Worcester) - Talbot Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1989
Further Comments: A photograph taken in the bar after closing hours revealed a blurred unknown man in black in the background. It was also reported that furniture had moved itself and the jukebox would switch itself on.


 
Chef

Location: Bickleigh (Devon) - Trout Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1989
Further Comments: A former owner of the inn watched the shade come out of a cupboard in the kitchen and stand by a side unit, before fading away.


 
Two Children Holding a Music Box

Location: Bildeston (Suffolk) - The Crown Inn, 104 High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1981 - 1984
Further Comments: Though rumoured to still haunt the site, the Victorian children haven't been reported for a good many years. Sightings of a grey woman who also haunts the building seem to be rare, but the ghost may be responsible for poltergeist activity in the gentleman's toilets, opening cubical doors for customers as they enter the room. Finally, an old man in a three cornered hat has been seen by staff sitting by the front door of the public house, though they believe him to be a teetotaller.


 
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.


 
Smashing Glass

Location: Bishop Auckland (Durham) - Pollards Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 August 2017
Further Comments: A man whose family once ran the pub was visiting the site. As he told the story of how glasses would move unaided, his own glass lifted off the table and smashed against a wall.


 
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.


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