Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Water Spirit

Location: Bradley (Yorkshire) - White Cross Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: This ghost, though to be a former landlord, would flush the toilet late at night, and create puddles of water and beer in places where these liquids could not possibly form naturally.


 
 


Grey Man

Location: Brantham (Suffolk) - Bull Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Members of staff have reported seeing a misty grey man standing behind the bar, and hearing the cries of a girl coming from the cellar.


 
 


Shadow

Location: Braunston (Northamptonshire) - Admiral Nelson Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several people over the years have seen a shadowy man dressed in black pass through a bricked up doorway at the inn.


 
 


Dog

Location: Braunston (Northamptonshire) - Millhouse Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former manager of this inn reported seeing a phantom dog which reportedly died in the property.


 
 


Monk

Location: Brentwood (Essex) - The Golden Fleece Inn, 126 London Rd.
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of a monk has been reported in the building on several occasions, always appearing in a mirror, and disappearing when the witness turns around to investigate further.


 
 


Mrs de Rougemont, Room 14

Location: Brentwood (Essex) - The New World Inn, Great Warley St.
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s onwards
Further Comments: Said to be impossible to spend a night in, Room 14 contains the spirit of a previous owner, Mrs de Rougemont. The sound of a party has also been reported in the Inn.


 
 


Lola Taplin

Location: Bretforton (Hereford & Worcester) - The Fleece Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1977 onwards
Further Comments: Once the landlady here, the short tempered spirit of Lola now haunts the bar, occasionally throwing food and other objects around the room. One witness reported a feeling of sadness and felt herself being poked in the side. One local legend says that Lola Taplin has taken the form of an owl and watches over the pub.


 
 


Mary

Location: Bridestowe (Devon) - Bearslake Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of little Mary can still be heard crying - it is believed she was the young daughter of a former owner, who fell down the stairs and died as a result of her injuries.


 
 


Organ Music

Location: Bridgend (Mid Glamorgan) - Prince of Wales Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Organ music and strange disembodied voices could be heard in this building, and were recorded by investigators.


 
 


Flashing Lights

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Bugel Inn, St Martins Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: This public house was once plunged into chaos by a poltergeist - it played with door locks, moved furniture around, and would flick the lights on and off at speed.


 
 


Charlie

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Bugle Inn, St Martins Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: Locals christened this entity 'Charlie', and blamed him for moving furnishings, flicking lights on and off, locking and unlocking doors, and generating other minor mischief.


 
 


Pale Man

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Cricketers Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Bottles and glasses would fall off shelves, doors were heard to slam shut, and footsteps were heard climbing the stairs. On several occasions a pale man wearing a long black cloak was spotted by one manager. In addition, the grey nun which haunts the Lanes has been seen just outside the inn.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Plough Inn, Vicarage Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1977 - 1991
Further Comments: The former manager of this inn claimed he heard footsteps at night, sometimes moving slowly, other times running. Each time he investigated, no one would be found.


 
 


Albert

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - The Stag Inn, Upper Bedford Street, Kemp Town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The locals named him Albert; this tall man once made frequent appearances wearing a large apron, though it would now appear he has disappeared for good.


 
 


Beaten Children

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - Lamb Inn, Lawford Street and West Street (no longer standing)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 5 November 1761 - November 1762
Further Comments: This polt remained on the site for a year. It became infamous for throwing glasses, disturbing the occupants through constant tapping and rapping, and beating the children.


 
 


Aloysius

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - White Hart Inn, Lower Maudlin Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The wife of a former landlord named this mischievous spirit Aloysius. The poltergeist would throw small items around the bedroom and has smashed plates in the kitchen.


 
 


Rapper

Location: Brixham (Devon) - Globe Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The rapping and tapping have reportedly kept previous landlords awake at night, and the poltergeist also enjoys hiding various belongings around the establishment.


 
 


Ear Twister

Location: Broad Hinton (Wiltshire) - Crown Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late 1970s
Further Comments: At least three people reported having their ears twisted by an invisible presence.


 
 


Incense

Location: Broadhempston (Devon) - Church House Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Christmas and Easter (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Once a cottage for monks, the sweet smell is thought to come from the long dead monks celebrating their festivals.


 
 


Abe Beer

Location: Buckland Monachorum (Devon) - Who'd Have Thought It Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The aptly named Abe, a former landlord at the pub, still returns to his bar. A Cavalier also haunts the premises, a sad look on his pale face.


 
 


Tom Crocker

Location: Burgh Island (Devon) - Pilchard Inn, and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 13 August (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A smuggler by trade, Crocker met his match outside the pub, where he was shot dead (by customs or by rivals, we do not know). He returns on that fateful day. Other sources state that he was hanged.


 
 


Mabel?

Location: Burham (Kent) - Toastmaster Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: A former landlady, Mabel may have been photographed during a New Year's Eve party in 2001, reflected in a picture on the wall. There are also reports of glasses that move themselves and strange sounds.


 
 


Peter Warne

Location: Burley (Hampshire) - Queen's Head Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former smuggler, Warne is now said to haunt this inn.


 
 


Figure

Location: Burnley (Lancashire) - Swan Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Strange sounds have been heard around this inn, and cleaning staff have seen a figure walk into the men's toilet, yet never coming out.


 
 


Rustling Skirts

Location: Burton on Trent (Staffordshire) - Leopard Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The sound of a rustling skirt was reported in several parts of the building, and doors were heard to open and slam shut.


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