Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Cloaked Man

Location: Chudleigh (Devon) - Bishop Lacy Inn, Fore Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This figure was seen running up the staircase of the building - when the landlord gave chase, the man vanished into thin air. A white woman has also been seen on site, and at one time a group of bar dwellers watched as a pint of beer was pulled by a phantom hand!


 
 


Singing Children

Location: Clapham (Yorkshire) - Goat Gap Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Children reciting nursery rhymes have been heard in one of the rooms here, while in the bar area 'George' (a nickname given to the ghost of a farmer) has been seen watching the world go by from the window.


 
 


Leather Clad Cyclist

Location: Cocketon (Devon) - Drum Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Wearing a helmet and dressed in full black biker's leathers, this figure was seen in the kitchen by the landlady. The entity vanished when approached. The biker has also been glimpsed in the cellar.


 
 


Sebastian

Location: Coleford (Devon) - New Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former monk (or Cavalier) in life, Sebastian is thought still to hang around the building.


 
 


The Landlord Jarman

Location: Colnbrook (Berkshire) - The Ostrich Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This fourteenth century Landlord murdered fifteen (or sixty, depending on the source) of his rich guests by cooking them in a vat of boiling fat. Hanged for his crimes, his ghost is now held accountable for the creaks, bumps and whisperings around the inn.


 
 


Bearded Man

Location: Combe Martin (Devon) - Pack o'Cards inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small man sporting a long beard is said to haunt this building, as is a white woman in a flowing gown.


 
 


Rider

Location: Compton Abdale (Gloucestershire) - Puesdown Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man on horseback, considered to be a highwayman, reportedly haunts this building.


 
 


Outline

Location: Cookstown (County Tyrone) - Conway Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: February 2010
Further Comments: The Mid Ulster Mail reported that a customer had photographed the outline of a figure within the pub, although they did not publish the image.


 
 


Horse Worrier

Location: Corfe Mullen (Dorset) - Unknown former inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century, certain nights at two in the morning
Further Comments: A stable on this site was the scene of a smuggling related murder. Horses placed in a stall would cry out at two in the morning, and when checked on, would be found covered in sweat.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Cowes (Isle of Wight) - Union Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A bearded man and a former fisherman's wife are believed to haunt this inn. Footsteps could once be heard climbing and descending the staircase each and every night, though it is unclear when this phenomenon ceased for good.


 
 


Finny

Location: Crafthole (Cornwall) - Finnygook Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Finny was a smuggler killed in a fight with revenue men outside the pub, as he tried to transport stolen goods away from his popular hideout. His shade is blamed whenever anything out of the normal happens in the building.


 
 


Singing Child

Location: Crawford (Lanarkshire) - Old Post Horn Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Child unknown, man seen 1980s
Further Comments: This young infant was run over by a coach and four outside the inn, but is still heard today. The owner of the hotel during the 1980s watched a man wearing a brown cloak pass the window during a snow storm - he went outside to investigate, but the man had vanished and the snow was undisturbed.


 
 


Elizabeth Buchan

Location: Crocketford (Dumfries and Galloway) - Galloway Inn (now Galloway Arms Hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Elizabeth, who founded the fanatical sect of the Buchanites, was said to haunt this old inn


 
 


Judged Guilty

Location: Cross (Somerset) - White Hart Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: Judge Jeffreys used this building in 1685 to condemn several local men. It is thought that at least one of these 'guilty' people now haunts the inn, creating loud footsteps and moving small items.


 
 


Fleeting Figure

Location: Cuckfield (Sussex) - Ye White Harte Inne
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: A phantom figure has been spotted in this inn, moving from the front door towards the kitchen area.


 
 


Green Lady

Location: Cullompton (Devon) - Bell Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The green lady is thought to be the mother of a former landlady, while the phantom gentleman also seen on the site is named as an old landlord.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Cumnock (Ayrshire) - Tup Inn (now Jenny Tear's)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Several times the owner heard footsteps in the room above him, although the room was always empty when he investigated.


 
 


John Henry

Location: Cwm (Clwyd) - Blue Lion Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Murdered on the site in 1646, farm labourer Henry can often be heard walking around in the tavern. He has also been spotted on the odd occasion, dressed in working clothes with his trousers tied at the knees with string.


 
 


Giggling

Location: Dalston (Cumbria) - Dalston Hall inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Room twelve is said to be haunted by giggling and whispering, while room four is home to a phantom maid who took her own life. In addition, barrels have been heard rolling in the basement (unaided by mortal hand) and a man in Victorian clothing spotted around the grounds.


 
 


Pyromaniac

Location: Darley Dale (Derbyshire) - Quiet Woman Inn (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1966
Further Comments: An aging legend says that the inn was haunted by a woman with a taste for fire - the inn burnt down several times over the years, and after the final blaze in 1966, no one rebuilt the structure.


 
 


Military Horseman

Location: Dartmoor (Devon) - Newhouse Inn (ruins)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This figure wearing a grey greatcoat has been seen riding along near the ruins of this building.


 
 


Strangling Presence

Location: Dawlish (Devon) - Smugglers Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: A room where a murder once took place is home to an entity that tries to strangle sleepers. A barmaid staying in the room was subjected to this event several times, before finding out why.


 
 


Jar Thrower

Location: Dawlish Warren (Devon) - Mount Pleasant Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Not wanting to feel neglected, this polt would through food stuffs and keys around.


 
 


Swinging Jacket

Location: Dearham (Cumbria) - Old Mill Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 14 March 2009
Further Comments: A visitor to the inn watched his jacket swinging forcefully on a coat hook, unaided by wind or human hand. The landlord told the witness that other patrons had seen ghostly figures, and that he himself had experienced mild poltergeist phenomena.


 
 


Thrown Cutlery

Location: Denford (Northamptonshire) - Cock Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 08 May 2013 & 12 May 2013
Further Comments: A poltergeist was blamed when cutlery was found thrown all over the floor in the kitchen, but the cutlery holder was still on the shelf. A few days later, toilet rolls were found all over the floor in the ladies toilet, removed from a closed cupboard.


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