Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Molly

Location: Bacup (Lancashire) - Flowers public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Investigated by the Paranormal Activity Research Team of Lancashire, the pub is home to the ghost of 'Molly' - a spirit who has manifested along the corridor leading to the toilets. Several other entities were also detected by the team, including an elderly man with a limp and a little girl who died of scarlet fever.


 
 


Woman Standing in Corner

Location: Barry (South Glamorgan) - Royal public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: The pub is said to be haunted by a female figure. The last time it was seen was in the men's toilets, standing by the wall.


 
 


Faceless Girl

Location: Basingstoke (Hampshire) - Barge Inn, formally Goat and Barge Public House (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: The landlord's wife and a customer both watched a phantom faceless woman walk past the bar. In another incident, a member of the public was knocked off his feet and another kicked in the knee as an invisible force rushed by them. Cries and screams would sometimes be heard late at night.


 
 


Passionate Woman

Location: Basingstoke (Hampshire) - Old Vic public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978 / 1979
Further Comments: The female spirit was responsible for keeping the landlord awake at nights, with her sighing and heavy breathing.


 
 


Roll Out the Barrel

Location: Basingstoke (Hampshire) - White Hart Public House, London Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: The sound of barrels being rolled around the basement work one landlord up - when he went to the cellar to check for intruders, nothing was found. Footsteps have been heard walking around at night, and fleeting shadows seen outside the building.


 
 


Bunty

Location: Bath (Somerset) - Beehive public house (currently Grappa's Bar)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A former Victorian worker at the pub, Bunty makes fleeting appearances around the hallway dressed in a blue / grey gown. Her presence was said to be non-threatening.


 
 


Monk

Location: Bath (Somerset) - Crystal Palace public house, 10 Abbey Green
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This figure is reported to materialise when building work is carried out inside the property. The ghostly monk is reported to be quite transparent.


 
 


Flying Glasses

Location: Bath (Somerset) - Salamander public house, John Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: As per polt normal, this spirit is said to throw glasses around, create disembodied footfalls, and generate cold spots.


 
 


Drummer

Location: Beaconsfield (Buckinghamshire) - Royal Standard of England public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The drummer boy was one of twelve Cavaliers executed outside the pub, and is the only one who remained earthbound. He is not completely alone however, as the building is also said to be haunted by a woman who loiters in the lady's restroom.


 
 


Young Man

Location: Bedford (Bedfordshire) - King's Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Built on the site of a morgue (!), there are any number of contenders who could be the source of this young looking spectre. An older looking man is reported to haunt the cellar.


 
 


Cat

Location: Bedford (Bedfordshire) - The Square public house (was the Bullnosed Bat)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A member of staff once reported seeing a ghostly cat that appeared in his bedroom.


 
 


Black Figure

Location: Bedgrove (Buckinghamshire) - The Duck public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: The owners of this pub reported seeing a figure in black standing by the bar after closing hours. The entity also moves heavy items around the cellar at night, and the sound of screaming has also been heard.


 
 


Locked In

Location: Beeston (Bedfordshire) - The Cross public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Customers have reported being trapped in the toilets after an unseen hand locks them in. Bottles of spirits have been known to fall off the shelves for no reason, and the taps on beer barrels are turned off.


 
 


Laughing

Location: Bickleigh (Devon) - Fisherman's Cot public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The soft laughter of an invisible female has been heard around the bar.


 
 


Turpin in Green Velvet

Location: Bickley (Kent) - The Chequers public house, Southborough Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2013
Further Comments: Local legend says Dick Turpin's ghost was seen in an upstairs room sitting at a desk, writing with a quill. Another story says a woman in eighteenth century garb also haunts the upper part of the building. The pub hit headlines in September 2013 after it was reported a phantom French Soldier called Barnard scared away two bar staff who were staying overnight.


 
 


Singer

Location: Biggleswade (Bedfordshire) - Golden Pheasant public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Singing has been reported coming from an empty bar, and footsteps have been heard in other vacant areas.


 
 


Beer Barrel Mover

Location: Billingham (Yorkshire) - Black Horse public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1998
Further Comments: This spirit is heard moving things around in the cellar. It is thought to be a murder victim from the early 1990s, who has become lost trying to find 'the other side'.


 
 


Woman in White

Location: Bilston (Staffordshire) - Greyhound and Punchbowl public house, was once Stow Heath Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Prior to becoming a public house, the staircase of the manor house was haunted by a woman in a white gown. The woman may still remain, and now in addition a baby has been heard crying and mild poltergeist activity reported.


 
 


Petty Officer

Location: Binsey (Oxfordshire) - Perch public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty first century
Further Comments: A Royal Navy petty officer is said to haunt this pub having drowned himself a short distance away.


 
 


Wine Smashing

Location: Birmingham (West Midlands) - Court Oak public house, Harborne
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 31 (Reoccurring)
Further Comments: Nicknamed Corky by visitors to the Court Oak, this phantom is said to smash bottles of cheap wine in the cellar. Corky is also said to manifest behind the counter, appearing in the form of a male in his sixties.


 
 


Misty

Location: Birmingham (West Midlands) - Old Crown public house, Deritend
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 August 1999
Further Comments: A couple staying here reported a strange white mist in their room. One witness felt compelled to move towards the window. Two ghosts are said to haunt the inn, though who or what form the second one takes is unknown.


 
 


Grasper

Location: Birmingham (West Midlands) - Queen’s Arms public house, Charlotte Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: Staff at this public house named their resident spook Grasper after a series of incidents where their bums were pinched by an unseen hand. Other activity is said to include chairs moving and footsteps heard in empty parts of the building.


 
 


Young Girl

Location: Birmingham (West Midlands) - Sheldon Hall public house, Gressel Lane, Tile Cross
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Caught on film by a group of party goers, this shade is one of the two ghosts that haunt the property, the other taking the form of an old woman. In 1993, when the pub was known as 'Baldie's Mansion', a masked white apparition was spotted, accompanied by nearby trees and bushes violently shaking.


 
 


Henry Skinner

Location: Birmingham (West Midlands) - Trocadero public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: Murdered in the late nineteenth century, former landlord Henry Skinner is held accountable for throwing around small change and beer mats. A former landlord claimed to have encountered Henry. Two other phantoms, girls who fell to their deaths on a staircase are also reputed to haunt the site.


 
 


John Wentworth

Location: Birmingham (West Midlands) - White Swan public house, Harborne
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: John went mad with grief when he sound out his secret love had died in a coach accident - he shot his dog before turning the gun on himself. He has been heard moving around the building, and has been known to tap people on their shoulder.


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