Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Anvil

Location: Burton Pidsea (Yorkshire) - Nancy Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first century
Further Comments: Once a blacksmiths, this public house still has an anvil within which, it is said, if removed causes strange things to occur. One member of staff moved the anvil, only to see it rise and fall again on its own accord. Talking, laughing and the clink of glasses can be heard coming from an empty room.


 
 


George Whewell

Location: Bury (Lancashire) - The Pack Horse Inn, Affetside
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: If removed from the public house, this discoloured skull is said to scream until returned.


 
 


Headless Shadow

Location: Buxton (Derbyshire) - Newhaven Inn, between Buxton and Ashbourne
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One witness described this entity as a black and grey shadow without a head. Thankfully, the ghost is more likely to manifest phantom footsteps along the corridors.


 
 


Woman

Location: Cadham (Hampshire) - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Though never seen, this woman's perfume has been reported on several occasions, while her presence is also denoted by a sudden change in temperature.


 
 


Spirits

Location: Caernarfon (Gwynedd) - Black Boy Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The bar area of this inn is reputedly haunted.


 
 


Self propelled Objects

Location: Caerphilly (Mid Glamorgan) - Panteg Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This polt makes his presence felt by animating inanimate objects.


 
 


Charlie the Drunkard

Location: Cannock (Staffordshire) - Four Crosses Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: Local psychic Mystic Ed was called to the inn after several strange events, including the smashing of glasses and the fire place igniting itself. Ed claimed that several spirits were at work; a nineteenth century drunk named Charlie, a middle-aged woman, a soldier, and the ghost of a young boy called Scotty.


 
 


Ellen Blean

Location: Canterbury (Kent) - Bishop's Finger Inn, St. Dunstan's Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Every Friday night (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Blean, a housekeeper to a Canon in Canterbury, poisoned him and his mistress when she discovered their affair. Blean disappeared soon after, and many years later her body was discovered walled up in a nearby building. The story goes that Blean's ghost haunts the street and appears in the inn itself, although the story's connection to the inn is said to be fictitious.


 
 


Elizabeth

Location: Carrickfergus (County Antrim) - Dobbin's Inn Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Elizabeth, wife of former owner Hugh Dobbins, had an affair with an soldier stationed at the castle. When Hugh discovered the relationship, he murdered the couple. Elizabeth, also known as Maud, now contents herself by stroking people's faces as they sleep or by making fleeting appearances in the reception area.


 
 


Murderer

Location: Caxton (Cambridgeshire) - Caxton Gibbet Inn, Room 5 (no longer standing)
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Footsteps pacing around in the upper part of the building have been allocated to a former landlord (or his son) who killed several of the guests. Several other phantoms were also said to haunt the ill, although it has been gutted by fire and may not be rebuilt. The gibbet outside the ruins was made from timbers from a cottage demolition in the village of Caxton in the early 1900s, and is not that from which the murderer hanged.


 
 


Children

Location: Cerne Abbas (Dorset) - New Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghosts of two young girls are said to haunt the garden of this inn, while inside near the bar, a man in riding gear sits by the fireplace.


 
 


Chambermaid

Location: Chagford (Devon) - Globe Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This maid was drowned while being trialled on a charge of witchcraft - her shade returned in protest.


 
 


Silent Stagecoach

Location: Chalfont St Peter (Buckinghamshire) - Amersham Road and Greyhound Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Misty nights
Further Comments: An old fashioned stagecoach pulled by a team of ghostly horses passes along this road and vanishes as it pulls up at the Greyhound Inn.


 
 


Anything?

Location: Chatham (Kent) - Upper Bell Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One paranormal group claimed to have photographed 'orbs' on this site, although the building has no history of haunting.


 
 


Tapping Behind Sealed Door

Location: Chelmsford (Essex) - Spotted Dog Inn, Tindal Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: No longer standing (replaced by a shopping centre) the Spotted Dog Inn had an infamous sealed room, haunted by the ghost of a guest who was murdered in his sleep. His tapping would wake any who tried to sleep there, hence the sealing. Some reports exist of the entity in the shopping centre itself, where it earned the nickname of 'Box Monster', due to its habit of throwing cardboard boxes around.


 
 


Man and His Dog

Location: Cheltenham (Gloucestershire) - Leckhampton Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: A landlord asked a man standing at the bar with a dog what he would like to drink, only for the patron to vanish when he turned away for a second. The landlord was later shown a picture of a man long dead, who he identified as the disappearing customer.


 
 


Rattling Chains

Location: Cherington (Gloucestershire) - Trouble House inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1930s onwards
Further Comments: Large gusts of wind were felt rushing around this public house, normally accompanied by clanking chains in the 1930s, and events grew so bad that the landlord and his family fled. A lady in a blue dress and pinafore, with either long dark hair or a hooded cloak, has been seen more recently; in 2002 she was seen carrying a tray of bottles through a back door.


 
 


Maid

Location: Chester (Cheshire) - Bear and Billet Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom maid, who died of starvation after being locked in a room, is reported to haunt the staircase and appears only to men. Mild poltergeist activity is also reported at the site, and strange screeching noises have been picked up on a telephone answering machine.


 
 


Henrietta

Location: Chester (Cheshire) - Blue Bell Inn (currently East Glory Restaurant)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Henrietta waited for her Royalist lover to return from Battle of Rowton Moor, but discovered he had been killed. She committed suicide in the cellar. Her phantom is said to emerge from the cellar and walk to an upstairs window to wait for her lovers return.


 
 


Coachman

Location: Chesterfield (Derbyshire) - Sun Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: November 1957
Further Comments: During one particular night, bottles were smashed and barrels moved around the locked cellar. The vandalism was blamed on a ghostly coachman whose murdered body was thrown down a well in the cellar during the eighteenth century. The ghost could also be heard walking around the inn.


 
 


Legless Woman

Location: Chideock (Dorset) - Clock House Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A former landlord and his wife saw this young female phantom standing in the middle of the car park. She smiled and vanished, but not before the landlord's wife noticed that the ghost had no legs.


 
 


Barrow Dog

Location: Chilham (Kent) - Pilgrim's Way, opposite the Woolpack Inn
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: January 1947
Further Comments: A witness watched this large black creature bounding towards the barrow, where it promptly disappeared.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Chilham (Kent) - Wool Pack Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This place is allegedly haunted by a phantom grey woman.


 
 


Lizzie Dean

Location: Chipping (Lancashire) - The Sun Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A former cleaner at the establishment, Lizzie took her own life after her other half ran away. Her ghost, seen in maids outfit, still walks the walls of the building, and sometimes disappears through them.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Christchurch (Dorset) - Ye Olde George Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A priest hole found during repair work on the building contained a skeleton and old clothing. This discovery may explain the phantom grey lady seen around the site.


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