Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Invisible Hand

Location: Pluckley (Kent) - The Black Horse Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s onwards
Further Comments: This non alcoholic spirit moves items across the bar, tidies, and sometimes hides coats and wallets. The site is also home to disembodied screaming.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Pontefract (Yorkshire) - Red Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: Phantom figures have been reported standing behind the bar, and one manager watched a ghostly young boy walk past in the same area. Loud footsteps have been heard, while poltergeist-like activities include bangs, crashes and glasses which fly off tables.


 
 


Murdered People

Location: Portsmouth (Hampshire) - Site of the White Garter public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When the White Garter was pulled down, dozens of bodies where found under the building - it is thought that a landlady and a male 'friend' murdered and stole goods from many of their guests. The murdered people are restless however, and have been seen in the area of the public house, or felt as they pull the sheets off beds.


 
 


Old Lady

Location: Potters Bar (Hertfordshire) - The Old Manor Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: A phantom elderly lady is said to walk through the restaurant, while the staircase in the same area is haunted by a little girl who plays there. Staff report a strange atmosphere in the area after closing.


 
 


Three Guests

Location: Prestbury (Gloucestershire) - Plough public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2013
Further Comments: A medium who visited this pub claimed there were three spirits here - a man named Jack and two women. The landlady also reported in the local press that she had experienced poltergeist activity.


 
 


Priest

Location: Princetown (Devon) - Prince of Wales public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This forlorn entity is said to quietly drift through the pub, and soft playing music has been reported.


 
 


Man with Pointed Beard

Location: Pulloxhill (Bedfordshire) - Cross Keys public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: Several entities reputedly haunt this pub, including a cavalier with a pointed beard and large plumed hat, a woman in grey, and a landlord who worked here during the 1930s.


 
 


Old Man with a Stick

Location: Purley (Surrey) - Royal Oak public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Believed to be the ghost of a timber yard owner, this friendly old man moves across the lounge with the aid of a walking stick before vanishing through a wall.


 
 


Folder

Location: Radcliffe on Trent (Nottinghamshire) - Manvers Arms public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Rumoured to have been used as a temporary mortuary by the church, this pub is home to a poltergeist that moves beer barrels, folds clothing. and smashes glasses.


 
 


School Girl

Location: Rainford (Lancashire) - Golden Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This public house is reportedly haunted by a teenage girl, who was raped and murdered by her headmaster just outside the building. A phantom soldier has also been reported, the son of a landlord who died during a world war.


 
 


Three

Location: Ravenstonedale (Cumbria) - Kings Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 2000s
Further Comments: The pub was said to be haunted by three 'friendly' ghosts, although it is not known whether the entities have been encountered since the building closed and reopened a couple of years later.


 
 


Weaving Woman

Location: Rayne (Essex) - The Swan public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A suicide victim, this woman hanged herself in the back of this pub.


 
 


Lanky Woman

Location: Redord (Hampshire) - Plough public house (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This grinning character would suddenly appear behind anyone new in the pub, before vanishing just as quick.


 
 


Mary Blandy

Location: Remenham (Berkshire) - Little Angel public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Hanged for poisoning her father to prevent him from objecting to her marriage, Mary is sometimes seen around the pub where she fled.


 
 


Nurse

Location: Riseley (Bedfordshire) - Fox and Hounds public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A nurse who was knocked over and killed by a coach near to the pub was taken here after the accident. Her spirit is thought to remain, and is held accountable for the phantom footsteps and the flicking of light switches.


 
 


Grey Monk

Location: Rochester (Kent) - Cooper's Arms public house, St Margaret's Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Once a year in November, late at night (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Bricked up alive for a long forgotten sin, this misty monk emerges from the wall behind the bar in this ancient building that once was a priory.


 
 


Alice Lisle

Location: Rockford (Hampshire) - Area around Alice Lisle public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Alice Lisle was the last woman to be executed by decapitation, at the hands of Judge Jeffreys. Her ghost rides around the area in a driverless coach, pulled by headless horses.


 
 


Grey Shadowy Girl

Location: Rodmell (Sussex) - Abergavenny Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Appearing in front of the fireplace and in the men's toilet, this fleeting female form is also blamed for ringing the 'last orders' bells in the early hours of the morning.


 
 


Figure with a Lamp

Location: Ross on Wye (Hereford & Worcester) - King Charles II public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A photograph taken at the pub during the 1970s shows what appears to be a Victorian gentleman holding a lamp in the cellar. There have also been reports of apparitions and icy chills in the corridor above the cellar.


 
 


Old Jeffrey

Location: Rossett (Clwyd) - Golden Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ploughman was tried and executed for murder, his body nailed to a wooden board which would later be used in the construction of this pub. His ghost reportedly prefers to frequent Room 2.


 
 


Mr White

Location: Rotherham (Yorkshire) - Cross Keys public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A former landlord who died in the mid twentieth century, Mr White now manifests as a dark figure in various parts of the building..


 
 


Mover

Location: Rothley (Leicestershire) - The Grange public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1970s?
Further Comments: The enthusiastic polt at work in this pub was well known to the locals.


 
 


Gregory

Location: Rothley (Leicestershire) - Woodman's Stroke public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A tall ghost nicknamed Gregory is said to bring luck to anyone who spots him in this pub.


 
 


Dog

Location: Rusthall (Kent) - Red Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The pub is said to be home to a scruffy phantom hound. The entity sometimes 'sleeps' on the bar floor.


 
 


Flying Coin

Location: Salford (Lancashire) - Black Lion Public House, Chapel Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008 (and ongoing)
Further Comments: Figures of men, women and a child have been reported in this public house, as well as disembodied voices, opening doors, furniture and glasses moving unaided, and a coin which threw itself across an empty room.


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