Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
 


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.


 
 


Long haired Man

Location: Stowmarket (Suffolk) - Royal Oak public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century?
Further Comments: This figure, wearing a nightshirt, has always given a wave to witnesses before disappearing.


 
 


Tiny Frolicsome People

Location: Stowmarket (Suffolk) - Tavern Street
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Appearing only at night, tiny people were often seen dancing and singing along Tavern Street, disappearing only after becoming aware that they were being watched.


 
 


Ada Holmes

Location: Sunderland (Durham) - Crowtree public house, Crowtree Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s onwards
Further Comments: A very popular landlady, Ada died in 1965, though her ghost wearing a colourful dress has been seen since.


 
 


Child in the Cellar

Location: Sutton (Surrey) - Angel Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: A former manager of the pub reported hearing a child's voice in the cellar, where doors would shut and barrels shift with no human intervention. A strange man would also be seen walking up and down the side of the pub in the mornings.


 
 


Greencoat

Location: SW1 (Greater London) - Greencoat Boy public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The pub is a former hospital which housed seventeenth century children who had lost their fathers during wartime. The ghost is thought to date from this period, and now haunts the bar area.


 
 


Prisoners

Location: SW1 (Greater London) - Morpeth Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The basement of this pub was used to prevent high risk prisoners escaping from the nearby Millbank Prison over two hundred years ago - the ghosts of those held are said to prod anyone in the cellar who they take a disliking to.


 
 


Lady in Black

Location: SW1 (Greater London) - Shakespeare Tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub is said to be haunted by a woman wearing a black Victorian dress, and has been encountered by both staff and visitors.


 
 


Grenadier Climbing Stairs

Location: SW1 (Greater London) - The Grenadier public house, Wilton Row
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This young trooper was killed after it was discovered he cheated in a card game in the public house - the grenadier only appears in the month of September, as he walks around the building, looking into rooms and pacing along corridors.


 
 


Lord Buckhurst

Location: SW11 (Greater London) - Old Swan public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of Lord Buckhurst hasn't really been seen since it was rebuilt in the 1960s.


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