Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Monk

Location: Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) - Eight Bells public house, Lincoln Road, Millfield (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: This pub was said to be home to a phantom monk, a ghostly woman, and the occasional mild outbreak of poltergeist behaviour.


 
 


Those Shadows

Location: Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) - HG's public house, Cathedral Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A dark shadowy figure has been spotted ascending the staircase, but when staff check to see who the intruder is, no one can be found.


 
 


Victorian Lady

Location: Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) - Prezzo Italian restaurant (was O'Connell's public house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom woman dressed in Victorian era clothing is not alone here - the building is also home to a ghostly male figure dressed in eighteenth century garb.


 
 


Wife

Location: Pewsey (Wiltshire) - French Horn public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1970s
Further Comments: The ghost of a former landlord's wife is said to pop her head around the front door to check everything is okay. The sound of a baby crying would also occasionally be heard.


 
 


Friar

Location: Pillaton (Cornwall) - Weary Friar public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: It was said that a phantom friar would appear on the staircase of the building. Ornaments would also swing behind the bar and sometimes guests complained of the loudness of the church clock - there was on clock.


 
 


Dark Man

Location: Pirbright (Surrey) - White Hart public house
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1963
Further Comments: This figure, seen briefly in a bedroom before it vanished, was described as dark and hairy, with a black hat.


 
 


Lady

Location: Pirton (Hertfordshire) - Fox Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2011
Further Comments: Makers of the pilot programme Greatest Haunts claimed this pub was haunted by a woman who had two children.


 
 


Father Dominique

Location: Pishill (Oxfordshire) - The Crown public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Dying while defending the name of the girl he loved, Father Dominique can be heard moving around the upper parts of the building. Some say his shadowy form with wide brimmed hat can be seen in the corner of the bar.


 
 


Victorian Woman

Location: Pluckley (Kent) - Dering Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub is said to be home to a phantom woman in Victorian clothing who lurks by the bar.


 
 


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.


 
 


Laurel

Location: Pontypool (Gwent) - Hanbury Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 September 2014
Further Comments: The Spectral Quest company reported recording the sounds of laughter and the voice 'Laurel' using EVP equipment. A tall man was also caught on thermal camera and an investigator reported feeling a hand grab their leg.


 
 


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.


 
 


Woman with Long Hair

Location: Rayne (Essex) - Shalford Road, near The Swan Public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 18 September 2014
Further Comments: Three people in a car spotted a woman with long black hair and a pale face standing by the roadside. She wore purple trousers and a ragged yellow shirt. One of the witnesses speculated that the figure was that of the ghost said to haunt the nearby public house.


 
 


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.


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