Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

 
Whispering

Location: Shipton Oliffe (Gloucestershire) - Frogmill Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940/50
Further Comments: Still considered haunted today, though to a much lesser degree, the inn was home to strange mist and whispering voices. Three ghostly card players once appeared to a guest in one of the rooms.


 
Crying Man

Location: Shoreham (Kent) - Crown Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Appearing outside the inn, this phantom man died of a broken heart. He was married to the landlord's daughter, but was press ganged and sent to sea. By the time he returned, his wife had died.


 
Dark Haired Young Lady

Location: Sible Hedingham (Essex) - The Bell Inn, 46 Swan Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The lady haunts one of the building's bedrooms, and has been known to pull off the bed covers of any who sleep in her room.


 
Cavalier

Location: Sidlesham (Sussex) - Crab and Lobster Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: A tall cloaked figure has been seen both inside and outside the inn, and is thought to be a Cavalier who was taken to the building after being mortally shot. A visiting medium claimed to see the dying form of the man on the floor of the bar in 1969.


 
Footsteps

Location: Sidley (Sussex) - New Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The normal pub polt antics apply here (electrical items operating themselves, lighting turning on and off), though on one occasion footsteps were heard coming from an empty room by a visiting journalist.


 
Small French Man

Location: Smarden (Kent) - The Chequers Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late Spring (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The ghost of a French POW from the Napoleonic war is said to move small items around the premises and upset pets in the building.


 
Black Dog

Location: Snitterfield (Warwickshire) - Brook House (AKA Bell Brook Inn)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: An unnaturally large dark hound was seen running across the lawn.


 
King Charles I

Location: Southwell (Nottinghamshire) - Saracen's Head Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: King Charles I is said to have used this building as a hideout whilst on the run, and his phantom now appears in the King Charles Suite. Another man, sporting a powdered wig, also haunts the building, as does a woman in eighteenth century dress.


 
Faith

Location: Soyland (Yorkshire) - Bluebell (or Blue Ball) Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Drowned after an affair with the landlord resulted in an unwanted pregnancy, Faith is heard running along the corridors of the public house after hours; protesting that while all knew her death was murder, no one questioned the official finding that called it a suicide.


 
Woman in Black

Location: St Brelade (Jersey) - Smugglers Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghostly woman in black is said to still haunt this building.


 
Ghostly Monk

Location: St Briavels (Gloucestershire) - George Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Human inhabitants at the pub have learnt to share the building with the spirit of this former monk.


 
Tall Man

Location: St Neots (Cambridgeshire) - Coach House (was The New Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: The ghostly figure of a tall man, thought to be the Earl of Holland, has not been reported for quite a while.


 
New Shoes for the Devil

Location: St Nicholas (South Glamorgan) - Dusty Forge Inn
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn was once a blacksmiths, where the Devil was caught making new shoes for himself.


 
Woman in Black

Location: Stamford (Lincolnshire) - London Inn (closed in 2010)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Tuesday evening in December, early 1990s, around 19:30h
Further Comments: Together with a friend working behind a bar in an otherwise empty inn, this witness reported watching a young woman in black walk from the back of the pub and enter the toilets. They waited for her to emerge, wanting to comment to her not buying a drink but using the facilities, but after fifteen minutes one witness grew concerned and went to see if she was okay, but the toilets were empty...


 
Cat Lover

Location: Stanbury (Yorkshire) - The Old Silent Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The rear of this public house is reportedly frequented by a spectral old lady who fed all the local stray cats. The ringing of phantom bells has been heard coming from nearby moorland.


 
Party

Location: Stanley (Durham) - South Causey Inn
Type: Other
Date / Time: 15 October 2009, around 23:45h
Further Comments: While in this pub with her friend, this witness heard a large group of people enter the building, she turned and saw the group were wearing bright clothing, and one woman in particular possessed a turquoise coloured outfit with lots of feathers. The witness turned to her friend briefly with the intent to point to the crowd, but when she turned back they had vanished.


 
Gassy Ghost

Location: Stapleton (Yorkshire) - Bridge Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1993
Further Comments: The poltergeist here managed to terrify the landlord by turning the cooker gas taps on during the night. Disembodied footsteps could be heard late at night.


 
Henry Trigg

Location: Stevenage (Hertfordshire) - National Westminster Bank, High Street (once Old Castle Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Trigg lived in the building in the early eighteenth century, and requested that after he died, his body to be concealed in the loft. This happened, but over the next 250 years, dozens of morbid souvenir hunters removed the bones from the coffin, leaving only a lonely shade that now looks for his remains.


 
Turpin

Location: Stilton (Cambridgeshire) - Bell Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: It was once believed that the ghost of Dick Turpin passed by this inn on Wednesday nights - the thud of horse's hooves could be heard, and some people reported seeing a man on horseback just outside of the building.


 
Alice

Location: Stoke Prior (Hereford & Worcester) - Navigation Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Alice either committed suicide or was murdered during the nineteenth century, in the old kitchen which is now the ladies toilets. People have heard the breaking of plates, though nothing is ever found broken, and thuds and bangs in one of the toilet's cubicles. The disturbances stop if Alice is acknowledged.


 
Smart Man

Location: Strood (Kent) - Three Crutches Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in fine clothing, this phantom gentleman is said to walk through a wall in the dining room. Another ghostly figure has been observed sitting at an upper floor window.


 
Poltergeist

Location: Strumpshaw (Norfolk) - The Goat Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1960s?
Further Comments: Supposed haunting caused by the spirit of a drowned sailor from World War 2, at least one previous landlord has reported seeing ghostly figures and hearing the piano playing by itself.


 
Woman

Location: Sturminster Newton (Dorset) - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The White Hart is said to be haunted by a woman who quietly goes about her business in the bar area.


 
Suicide

Location: Sturminster Newton (Dorset) - Swan Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: An inn keeper who took his own life in the late eighteenth century is said to still keep an eye on his former establishment.


 
Mary McDonnagh

Location: Sutton Cheney (Leicestershire) - Hercules Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Mary McDonnagh had her hands cut off for stealing brandy. She has been reported to be seen wearing a white cap, wandering through the restaurant area. Staff to this day report sightings, and objects have been seen to move from place to place.


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