Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Bearded Man

Location: Oldbury (West Midlands) - Blue Ball public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This figure, complete with an old beaten up hat, has been seen walking through a wall in the bar area.


 
Smoking Man

Location: Oldham (Lancashire) - Radclyffe Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Thought to be a man who took his life in the cellar, this lonely chap has been seen sitting in the bar, milking a glass of beer.


 
Mrs Jones

Location: Ollerton (Nottinghamshire) - Snooty Fox public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1990s
Further Comments: This pub was said to be haunted by a woman nicknamed 'Mrs Jones', though nothing has been seen or heard of the entity since 1993.


 
Awoken

Location: Ormskirk (Yorkshire) - Plough public house, Church Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: After a car crashed into this public house in January 2012, landlady Linda Roughley reported that items would move and fly of surfaces unaided. Roughley also reported feeling an invisible hand touch her back.


 
Thomas Bamber

Location: Oswaldkirk (Yorkshire) - Malt Shovel public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: After tables and chairs were found in disarray, and small items flew through the air, a rector exorcised the building in the late 1990s. However, new landlady Pam Wilson believes the pub to be haunted by Thomas Bamber, a five year old boy who died around the turn of the twentieth century.


 
Maidservant

Location: Outer London: Barnet (Greater London) - Red Lion Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This woman died after falling down the stairs - her shade remains earthbound.


 
Old Lady

Location: Outer London: Enfield (Greater London) - Crown and Horseshoes public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Thought to be a former landlady, this ghost prefers to be heard walking around and knocking on doors, rather than be seen.


 
Turpin and Bess

Location: Outer London: Enfield (Greater London) - Rose & Crown public house, Clay Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Reportedly once owned by Dick Turpin's grandfather, the highwayman would visit the family when he needed to hide out. His ghostly form has been seen both inside and out, sometimes accompanied by his horse.


 
Highwayman

Location: Outer London: Hounslow (Surrey) - Hussars public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This figure, complete with dark clothing and cape, has been observed loitering around the cellar doors.


 
Pillar of Mist

Location: Outer London: Richmond (Greater London) - Roebuck public house, Richmond Hill
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: A guest at the pub reported waking early in the morning to see a pillar of mist floating in the middle of his room - it moved towards the window before vanishing. Earlier the same day, a strange man was seen walking up the staircase, but no sign of him could be found when investigated further.


 
Smoke Without Fire

Location: Overton (West Glamorgan) - White Horse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: Landlady Sam Nikolic reported several strange events in the pub, including a room which filled with smoke (even though no source could be found) and the sounds of someone walking around empty parts of the building.


 
Rosamund the Fair

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - Trout public house, Wolvercote
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Now manifesting as nothing more than a shadowy figure, Rosamund was a nun murdered in the twelfth century by queen Eleanor jealous of her husband's special relationship with the woman.


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