Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
Monk

Location: Northampton (Northamptonshire) - Old Jolly Smokers public house, no longer standing (was located at 25 The Mayorhold)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: Accompanied by the smell of incense, this brown hooded figure haunted the pub before it was demolished.


 
Harry Franklin

Location: Northampton (Northamptonshire) - Shipman's Public House
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A former landlord who took his own life in a 'horrific manner', Harry can be heard walking above the heads of the locals as they sip their pints.


 
Cellar Dweller

Location: Northampton (Northamptonshire) - Wig & Pen public house, Saint Giles Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The entity in the basement rarely manifests on the upper levels, and is happy scaring any dogs that try to enter its domain.


 
Blonde Man

Location: Northfleet (Kent) - Ye Olde Leathern Bottle public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This tall ghostly gentleman has been reported within the building. A female form also haunts the place.


 
Man in Hat

Location: Northian (Sussex) - Crown & Thistle public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 1995
Further Comments: This figure was seen upstairs, walking along the corridor, with a feather in his hat. It is not known if he has a connection with the other ghost here, that of an older woman dressed in dark clothing who walks through a downstairs wall.


 
Monks

Location: Northill (Bedfordshire) - The Crown public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Built on the site of a monastery, The Crown is now haunted by monks. One has been seen ascending the staircase, while other people have reported a robed figure in the car park.


 
Wrongly Hanged

Location: Norton St Philip (Somerset) - Fleur de Lys public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A man who was hanged by mistake by soldiers occasionally appears in the pub. Former landlords and landladies have encountered a shadowy figure and have heard the jangling of chains.


 
Tommy Tucker

Location: Norton St Philip (Somerset) - Tucker's Grave public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Buried underneath the pub, Tommy's corpse is thought to have been staked to prevent its return. However, it is reported that his ghostly figure has been seen around the area of the public house.


 
Sam the Lord Sheffield

Location: Norwich (Norfolk) - Adam and Eve public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1549 onwards
Further Comments: Dying at the inn in 1549, Lord Sheffield (now nicknamed Sam) now makes the odd appearance in the building. Sometimes staff report the feeling of someone running fingers through their hair, even though no one else is nearby. In 2006 one man reported seeing a ghostly hand holding a head while sitting in the pub's car park.


 
Highwayman

Location: Norwich (Norfolk) - Coachmaker's Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom figure (who looks similar to Dick Turpin) stands at the end of the bar, and has been mistaken for a paying customer. A ghostly woman in black reportedly walks down the staircase, while bottles and glasses fall from the shelves without just cause.


 
Screaming

Location: Norwich (Norfolk) - The Bridge House public house (currently the Lollard's Pit), Riverside Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Constructed over sixteenth century holding cells, the screams are assumed to be those of terrified prisoners.


 
Little Boy

Location: Norwich (Norfolk) - Wild Man public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century?
Further Comments: A former staff member claimed to have seen a young boy run across the bar area and disappear up the staircase, though no trace of him could be found. He is thought to have died in the cellar in a fire, where heavy barrels are now heard moving across the floor late at night.


 
Victorian Gentleman

Location: Norwood (Yorkshire) - Lady le Gros public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1998
Further Comments: Samuel Peacock, a former landlord, still maintains a presence in his former bar, and has been seen several times or heard as he walks down the cellar steps.


 
Victorian Girl

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Loggerheads public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This little girl is said to enjoy playing along the corridors in the upper part of the building. The bar downstairs is home to a First World War officer, a Cavalier, and even possibly Dick Turpin who once stayed here en route to York.


 
Dark Man

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Sherwood Manor public house, Mansfield Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing a large floppy hat, this dark figure has been encountered in the cellar. He is blamed whenever items are moved around. It may be the same man who is seen in other parts of the building, wearing a top hat.


 
Voices

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem public house
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Probably the oldest public house in England, the building is home to spectral voices and other phantom noises. A model galleon, thick with dust, hangs from the ceiling and is said to be cursed - anyone who touches it dies within twelve months.


 
Older Woman

Location: Nuneaton (Warwickshire) - Bull's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former landlord watched an older woman in Victorian clothing walk through a wall.


 
Robert Neville

Location: NW1 (Greater London) - Volunteer public house, Baker Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in the clothes he wore four hundred years previous, Neville now lurks in the cellar of this public house, occasionally materialising so that he isn't forgotten.


 
Stress Inducing Shade

Location: NW3 (Greater London) - Gatehouse public house, Hampstead Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1947
Further Comments: The landlord of this pub apparently collapsed after seeing the spectre here, and retired soon after. The ghost is thought to be an old white haired smuggler who was murdered on site.


 
Victorian Man

Location: NW3 (Greater London) - Old Bull & Bush public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This shade is thought to belong to a skeleton discovered hidden in the basement, dated around the end of the nineteenth century.


 
Girl Looking Through Window

Location: NW3 (Greater London) - William IV public house, Hampstead High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The outside of the pub is haunted by a girl who gazes in through the lower windows, while inside walks the shade of a doctor's wife who was murdered and buried in the cellar.


 
Frank

Location: NW8 (Greater London) - Crocker's Folly public house (no longer a pub?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says that Frank Crocker is said to have thrown himself from an upstairs window after the pub that he opened failed to attract the business he expected. He was said to appear every night when the cash tills were emptied. However, Crocker actually died in his bed of natural causes, his suicide story coming into being in the mid 1980s.


 
Floating Female

Location: Ockley (Surrey) - Kings Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1975
Further Comments: Several members of staff witnessed a phantom woman wearing a long dress float across the bar into a wall. The witness said the room was permanently cold, but the site has now been renovated.


 
Hunter

Location: Ockley (Surrey) - Red Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A bedroom in this pub is haunted by a young woman who was injured while hunting - she was brought here to rest, but later died in the room from her wounds.


 
Mavis

Location: Old Cornsay (Durham) - Black Horse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Mavis is said to haunt the pub's cellar and the area in and around the toilets.


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