Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Cromwellian Victim

Location: Tarvin (Cheshire) - Bridal path near The Headless Woman inn, running from Hockenhull Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This old servant woman was decapitated by agents of Cromwell, after she refused to betray her master's fortune to them. She was once seen so often, they named a public house after her!


 
 


Argument

Location: Taunton (Somerset) - Naval and Military Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A group of three ghost hunters were apparently scared away from the haunted room here, when the sounds of a phantom argument grew too strong.


 
 


Hugger

Location: Tavistock (Devon) - Whitchurch Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1979
Further Comments: Feeling someone hugging her, the landlady turned to see who it was - but found no one there. The spirit is also blamed for moving bottles and personal items.


 
 


Chained Figure

Location: Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire) - Ye Olde Black Bear Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As well as being chained, stories also state that this tragic figure has no head. It has been speculated that he is a Lancastrian soldier who was executed nearby.


 
 


Footfalls

Location: Thame (Oxfordshire) - Birdcage Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The source of the loud nocturnal footsteps has never been traced, though a misty figure was once seen prior to them beginning. One story says the entity is a leper who was stoned to death on the property, while another says it is the ghost of a French soldier who was once held in the cellar.


 
 


Old Lady with Young Daughter

Location: Thornham Magna (Suffolk) - The Four Horseshoes Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown when last seen, last activity reported 18 March 2006
Further Comments: Stories of the pair of ghosts in this building date back hundreds of years, though their personal history is unknown. A witness sleeping at the inn reported strange banging waking them up, just prior to their TV set switching itself on.


 
 


Annie

Location: Thornhill (Stirling) - Lion and Unicorn Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Annie is said to be a shy ghost who wears green, only appearing to people who are by themselves.


 
 


Kitty with a Rose at her Bosom

Location: Thorpe-le-Soken (Essex) - Bell Inn, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: A colourful local historical character, Kitty Canham lived over 250 years ago. Her spirit walks the Bell Inn, playing minor pranks and scaring animals - she has been seen walking through closed doors, and is also blamed for moving large wardrobes across bedrooms. A fire that ravaged the building in 2001 (though it is now reopened) failed to damage a painting of Kitty that hung on the wall.


 
 


Swift Nick

Location: Tilbury (Essex) - The World's End inn
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: An old highwayman, Swift Nick has a habit of relighting fires which have gone out hours beforehand.


 
 


Beaten Donkey

Location: Tilford (Surrey) - Donkey Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area around the inn is haunted by a donkey that was beaten to death by its owner.


 
 


Captain Cook

Location: Tillingham (Essex) - Cap and Feathers Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn is reputedly the home of a phantom named Captain Cook.


 
 


Whistling Ghost

Location: Tintern (Gwent) - Anchor Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: One of the spirits here can be heard playing what sounds like a tin whistle, while the other takes the form of a white lady who searches the building for her missing son.


 
 


Teenage Boy

Location: Tipton (Staffordshire) - Noah's Ark Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom teenager stood at the foot of the bed of a new landlord. The ghost vanished when the landlord, a former boxer, took a swing at it. Patrons of the pub said the description of the spook matched that of a former landlord's son, who died some years previous.


 
 


Naughty Nancy

Location: Topsham (Devon) - Bridge Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Nancy is believed to have been a Victorian working girl who has now taken up residence at the inn. She has been observed moving between bar areas.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Torbryan (Devon) - Church House Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The disembodied footsteps can be heard moving towards a bathroom, though they fade away if followed. A phantom man in a cloak has been reported in the inn.


 
 


Man in Red Coat

Location: Totnes (Devon) - Bay Horse Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen near the bar, this silent stranger could easily be recognised by his bright red jacket. It was last seen by a retired policeman, who mistook it for a member of the public.


 
 


Mary Brown

Location: Totnes (Devon) - Kingsbridge Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A former barmaid here, Mary was killed by the landlord after a brief affair with him - it is said she only appears to other women.


 
 


Christmas Spirit

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - Crown Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 10 December - 24 December 1981
Further Comments: A brief but violent outburst from a poltergeist was reported in the inn for a two week period. On the day before Christmas, the invisible entity vigorously shook a decorated tree before taking leave of the building.


 
 


Pet Duck

Location: Tushingham (Cheshire) - Blue Bell Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This tame bird was killed by a landlord after it took to attacking patrons. Unfortunately, death failed to prevent the ankle pecker continuing its work, and it fell on members of the clergy to exorcise the spirit.


 
 


White Fuzz

Location: Vange (Essex) - Level crossing at the Fobbing turn, and the A13 near the Five Bells Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Circa 1990, 21:30h - 22:00h, summer
Further Comments: While approaching the level crossing, one driver reported seeing a fuzzy, humanoid shape on the pavement by the barrier. The witness drove past the entity, and looked in the rear view mirror, but it had vanished. Other reports of a white shape have been made, the entity moving from the church towards the rail crossing.


 
 


Woman in Black

Location: W4 (Greater London) - Tabard Inn, Bath Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen sitting alone at a table in the public house, this old woman appeared to be whistling a tune, though no sound could be heard.


 
 


Mirror Breaking

Location: Wakefield (Yorkshire) - Grove Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: This boisterous ghost had a habit of smashing reflective surfaces and moving heavy furniture around. One landlady claimed the spirit tried to smother her as she lay in bed.


 
 


Poltergeist

Location: Walberswick (Suffolk) - Anchor Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Anchor Inn was once home to a noisy spirit. What happened to the entity is unclear.


 
 


Fisherman

Location: Walberswick (Suffolk) - Bell Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: The fisherman has been seen sitting in the smoking room of the public house, though it has not been recognised as a ghost until it has disappeared.


 
 


Baby's Arm

Location: Walsall (Staffordshire) - White Hart Inn, Caldmore Green
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A mummified arm of a young child (a hand of glory) was once found in the attic of the inn and it is believed the spirit of the infant still haunts the room, causing strange banging and leaving handprints in dust.


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