Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Serving Girl

Location: Walsall (West Midlands) - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in Victorian clothing, it is though this girl was a maid who took her life in the building.


 
Old Marlow

Location: Wanborough (Wiltshire) - Harrow Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A coach driver, Marlow crashed his vehicle outside the inn. His ghost now enters the building, searching for his missing passengers.


 
Young Girl

Location: Ware (Hertfordshire) - Feathers Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn is reputedly haunted by a phantom young girl.


 
Hannah

Location: Warfield (Berkshire) - Leathern Bottle inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Hannah was murdered by her landlord husband after he discovered she was having an affair. He was executed for the crime, and now they both haunt the building.


 
Giles

Location: Warrington (Cheshire) - Black Horse Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One story says that the area around the inn is haunted by a stumbling and / or crawling figure who vanishes when approached. Some name him as Giles Boston, mortally injured during a fight with Royalist troops.


 
Lying Landlord

Location: Warwick (Warwickshire) - Anchor Inn
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former landlord of the inn was involved in looting the dead bodies from the Battle of Edgehill; during a trial to establish his guilt in which the crook lied through his teeth, the Devil appeared and took the man straight to hell.


 
Jane

Location: Waterfoot (Lancashire) - Railway Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Jane is a tall grey ghost that is blamed for messing up bedcovers and other misdemeanours around the building.


 
Knocking

Location: Waterhouses (Staffordshire) - Ye Olde Crown Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2008 - 2011 (and ongoing)
Further Comments: A number of poltergeist activities have been reported by a paranormal team based in the Inn, including knocking which answers questions, voices caught on recording devices, fleeting shadows, and small objects which move across surfaces. A young girl has also been observed dancing by the fireplace and a toothless old man sits in a corner.


 
Black Winged Creature

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - Old Chambers, Lincoln's Inn (no longer standing)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1913?
Further Comments: Charles Appleby was found dead in his room here, large claw marks on his arms and neck, the door and windows locked from the inside. Witnesses outside the building who could see into his room through a window said they could see the man fighting a shadowy bird like creature, though it was at least the same size as Appleby. Reports of the creature continued for a while afterwards, and one team of investigators who put down chalk dust during their stakeout recording finding large claw marks in the powder the following day.


 
Anthony Babington

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - Lincoln's Inn Fields
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once a popular place for the populace to view the public executions, this dark figure seen lurking around the area at night could be one of those hung, drawn and quartered on the spot.


 
Robert Perceval

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - Private chambers, Serle Street, Lincoln's Inn
Type: Manifestation of the Living
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While a student here, the young Perceval watched as a doppelganger entered his room, blood covering the head and chest. Several days later he was found dead, battered around the areas where his double had bled.


 
Grey Lady

Location: Wedmore (Somerset) - George Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This Edwardian lass dressed in grey silently walks the corridors here. Guests at the hotel are said to have more than their fair share of sleep paralysis incidents.


 
Walking Man

Location: Wells (Somerset) - Sherston Inn, Priory Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This figure only appeared for a few seconds, walking through the bar area before vanishing.


 
Hand of Glory

Location: West Bromwich (West Midlands) - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1870 to 1970
Further Comments: A hand of glory discovered within the attic was removed. For one hundred years after, the building was haunted by ghostly footsteps.


 
Grey Lady

Location: West Kyo (Durham) - Earl Grey Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This public house is thought to be haunted by a former nineteenth century landlady.


 
Dog in Cellar

Location: West Mersea (Essex) - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Delivery men at the White Hart Inn have complained of a dog darting under their feet as they worked in the cellar, though the landlords have always insisted that the area is devoid of animals.


 
Murdered Publican

Location: West Thurrock (Essex) - The Ship Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Shot in the 19 Century, the pub owner is finding it hard to rest...


 
Sea Shanties

Location: Weymouth (Dorset) - Boot Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: One owner of the inn reported hearing old sea shanties being sung at night in deserted rooms and heavy footsteps walking around. A seaman has also been reported, who vanishes without trace.


 
Sobbing

Location: Widecombe-in-the-Moor (Devon) - The Old Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The crying has been blamed on an unseen child, who haunts one of the rooms upstairs. An older gentleman reportedly walks the ground floor of the public house, vanishing when he reaches the kitchen.


 
Gladys Saxton

Location: Wigglesworth (Yorkshire) - Plough Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1945 onwards
Further Comments: Gladys Saxton and her maid Margaret Harrison were killed in a fire at the building in 1945. Since that date, a woman wearing a long black dress has been seen by guests at the building. There is also a report of a phantom highwayman being spotted standing in a doorway.


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