Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
Sir Robert Earnley

Location: Sidlesham (Sussex) - Crab & Lobster public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sir Robert Earnley was killed by a gang of Cromwell's soldiers, his dying breath coming from inside the pub after he managed to drag himself there. His tall, proudly uniformed ghost is now seen prior to dawn, though has also been seen once lying on the floor in a pool of blood.


 
Elizabeth Grey

Location: Silsoe (Bedfordshire) - Old George public house, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s?
Further Comments: Lady Elizabeth Grey was drowned in a coaching accident down the road from this public house. She had been using the building as a hideout while escaping her father who had prevented her marriage to the man she loved. Her grey form was reported several times by the landlady.


 
Silent Woman

Location: Slaithwaite (Yorkshire) - Silent Woman public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The pub is named after the headless ghost that resides between the canal and a viaduct that carries the railway.


 
Elizabeth Davis

Location: Sling (Gloucestershire) - Miners Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth / early twenty-first century
Further Comments: Formally known as Old Nell, this ghost had a name change after being identified as a landlady from the 1880s. She is described as friendly, and enjoys moving items around the building.


 
Lady

Location: Smalley (Derbyshire) - Former Old Nag's Head public house (closed)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2013
Further Comments: Walking past this derelict site, a witness spotted a female figure standing by the window who vanished soon after.


 
Chair of Despair

Location: Southport (Lancashire) - Oast House public house
Type: Curse
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: A chair in this public house has reported as being cursed after eight people who sat there died.


 
Free Top Ups

Location: Southsea (Hampshire) - Apsley House public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 2009
Further Comments: The resident ghost was nicknamed 'Reedy', and was reported to add an 'extra inch of beer' to half empty glasses.


 
Barrel Problems

Location: Southwell (Nottinghamshire) - Bramley Apple public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An unseen hand is said to periodically stop the flow from the barrels in the cellar.


 
Laugh

Location: Southwell (Nottinghamshire) - Hearty Goodfellow public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two witnesses heard the laughter of a young boy in the pub, even though no one else was present at the time.


 
Victorian Lost Boy

Location: Spalding (Lincolnshire) - Red Lion public house, Hillgate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: A team of ghost hunters which stayed here one night claimed to make contact with a young boy wearing breeches and a flat cap who claimed to have arrived at the public house by train, and was now unable to leave. Another ghost took the form of an elderly gentleman dressed in grey.


 
Lady Clad in Blue Gown

Location: Spixworth (Norfolk) - Longe Arms public house and surrounding area
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom lady in a blue gown was said to have escorted a man named 'Old John' back from the Longe Arms every night. After he died she was never seen again, though it is said you can hear her crying on stormy nights.


 
Sobbing

Location: St Albans (Hertfordshire) - Wicked Lady public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sound of a lady's gentle sobs has been heard diffusing through the fabric of the pub. The common outside the pub is home to a highway woman on horseback, after whom the building is named.


 
Chef

Location: St Blazey (Cornwall) - Cornish Arms public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: The poltergeist found in this establishment enjoys ringing a bell in the kitchen which then sounds a different tone, and pinching the bottoms of female staff. Voices have also been heard in an empty bar. A clairvoyant identified the entity as a former chef.


 
Elderly Lady

Location: Stalybridge (Lancashire) - Q public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Short in stature, this ghostly, elderly figure wears Victorian clothing. A labourer is also said to haunt the premises.


 
Mrs Hall

Location: Stanton Harcourt (Oxfordshire) - Gardens of the Harcourt Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This woman took her own life when she discovered her husband was having an affair with the landlady. The ghost has been successfully exorcised.


 
Moaning

Location: Staplehurst (Kent) - The Kings Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: After a headstone in the garden was removed, phantom noises came from the bar area once it was devoid of human life, and the guest room. The latter area is supposed to terrify animals.


 
Naked Gypsy

Location: Staxton (Yorkshire) - Public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: A gypsy girl was rumoured to have been killed by a landlord here during the 1600's - bones found in the pub in the 1980s were said to be hers, and once disturbed, a state of ghostly occurrences occurred.


 
John

Location: Stockport (Cheshire) - Gardener's Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A former member of staff claimed the pub's cellar was haunted by a ghost named John - failure to say 'good morning' to the ghost would result in him wolf whistling in your ear. The phantom would also object it the cellar was rearranged and would move things around and turn taps on.


 
George

Location: Stockport (Cheshire) - Star and Garter public house and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A young boy who was murdered nearby in 1861, George is still said to play with living children.


 
Woman

Location: Stockport (Cheshire) - Thatched House public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Lurking in the cellar, this female shade is said to horrify anyone who encounter her. Another ghost, Doctor James Briscall, is said to sit at the bar - the doctor set the building up as the town's first infirmary.


 
Red Head

Location: Stockton (Warwickshire) - Blue Lias public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies: between March and November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Seen walking through the pub after opening hours, this red headed male is thought to have been killed long ago when he was discovered in bed with another man's wife.


 
Esmeralda

Location: Stoke Golding (Leicestershire) - Three Horseshoes public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s onwards
Further Comments: In the early twentieth century, Esmeralda fell into the well at this pub and drowned. Nothing supernatural occurred until renovations took place in the 1970s, after which poltergeist activity was experienced in the kitchen, footsteps were heard around the site, and occasionally a young woman in a long skirt was seen walking through a wall.


 
Unknown Woman

Location: Stonham (Suffolk) - Magpie Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: Newly arrived owners Mark and Belinda Rudderham reported windows opening themselves and the television switching itself on and off. A figure was spotted by Belinda and a member of the bar staff, who at first thought it was Mark, though he was asleep upstairs at the time. A former landlord had previously encountered a phantom woman on site.


 
Bella

Location: Stourbridge (West Midlands) - Badgers Sett public house (was Gypsy's Tent pub)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s onwards
Further Comments: Nicknamed Bella, the phantom woman said to haunt the cellar and bar area is said to be connected to the body of a female which was found in Wych Hazel nearby. A ghostly male in uniform has also been spotted on the road outside the pub.


 
Pie Eating Madman

Location: Stow Bardolph (Norfolk) - The Hares Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Capon is believed to be one of the first landlords to run the pub, and he killed himself after eating a pie that his wife made for him - some think she spiked her baking with a heavy metal, which drove him mad.


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