Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
Sandyman

Location: Sandford on Thames (Oxfordshire) - Catherine Wheel public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed all in black other than a white shirt, this short phantom is thought to be a former landlord and has gained the nickname 'Sandyman'. He sometimes leans against the bar.


 
Figure in Great Coat

Location: Scottow (Norfolk) - Three Horseshoes public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s, 2000s
Further Comments: Once seen sitting in the corner of the pub, this figure is more likely to be heard walking around or blamed for turning electrical items on and off. It is thought a female entity also haunts the building, as her perfume is sometimes caught on a gust of wind, and once she was spotted on the stage area.


 
Well Woman

Location: Scouthead (Lancashire) - Old Original public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This female entity that haunts the building is said to have been murdered nearby and her body dumped in the pub's well.


 
Teleporting Items

Location: SE1 (Greater London) - Anchor Tap public house, Horselydown Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This tavern's resident ghost (Charlie to his mates) moves items around the building, and has been known to hide things for months on end before returning them to their rightful location.


 
Lost Child

Location: SE1 (Greater London) - Czar Bar (was the Horns public house), Crucifix Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This little lost spook has been heard moving around the building, crying and calling for her mother. Another witness said, perhaps more sinisterly, that it sounded like the little girl was crying in fear of her mother. More recently, a ghostly old lady has also been reported.


 
Tailless Dog

Location: SE1 (Greater London) - Anchor Tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This mangy looking mutt failed to save his master from the press gangers who operated here in the 1700's - it now appears around closing time, sniffing around for the owner.


 
After Hours Drinking

Location: SE1 (Greater London) - Market Porter public house, Stoney Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: People walking past this pub late at night have reported seeing ghostly figures standing at the bar, just visible through the windows.


 
Noisy Room

Location: SE1 (Greater London) - Thomas a Becket public house, Old Kent Road
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: At one time, the landlord here claimed he had a room so haunted upstairs that nobody could spend more than five minutes inside without fleeing in terror.


 
Blitz Bodies

Location: SE1 (Greater London) - Leather Exchange public house, Leathermarket Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The cellar of this pub was used as a make shift mortuary after a heavy bombing raid during World War 2. Staff maintain that the presence of the dead remains.


 
Victorian Gentleman

Location: SE10 (Greater London) - Trafalgar Tavern, Trafalgar Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: Seen walking in the upper part of the building, this ghost is also blamed when items are moved in the cellar.


 
Black Mastiff

Location: SE10 (Greater London) - Spanish Galleon public house, Greenwich
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub is reputed to be the home of a phantom black mastiff hound.


 
Elizabeth the Faceless Nun

Location: SE15 (Greater London) - The Nun's Head public house, Peckham
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This woman, her ghost showing no facial features, was executed in 1534 of treason after denouncing Henry VIII.


 
Pacing

Location: SE18 (Greater London) - Fort Tavern, Sandy Hill Road, Woolwich
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Footsteps have been heard many times in this drinking establishment, and the occasional strange fleeting shadow seen.


 
Girl in the Basement

Location: SE19 (Greater London) - White Hart public house, Crystal Palace
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2009 (story reported in national press, but no sighting details)
Further Comments: A little room in the basement, its constructed purpose unknown, is said to be the haunt of a little girl.


 
Woman

Location: Sevenoaks (Kent) - Chequers public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn is home to a female phantom who watched her son's execution from an upstairs window. Her wails are said to be occasionally heard.


 
Lady in Victorian Clothes

Location: Shardlow (Derbyshire) - The Lady in Grey public house, Wilne Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Rumoured to haunt the pub, the lady in the title has been seen several times, or felt as she pushes past those in her way.


 
Lavender Lady

Location: Sheepscombe (Gloucestershire) - Butchers Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The pub and the surrounding area is haunted by a woman dressed in lavender or mauve coloured clothing. She is thought to be the woman who was responsible for closing down several local pubs at the start of the nineteenth century.


 
Highwayman

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Mail Coach public house, 149 West Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1984
Further Comments: Wearing the clothing of a robber, this figure was seen lurking in the shadows prior to mysteriously disappearing.


 
White Figure

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Manor Castle public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1983
Further Comments: The landlord of this public house moved out after only three weeks, claiming that his child and pets had been constantly upset by a white human form.


 
Colonel John Bright

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Carbrook Hall public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A close friend and ally of Cromwell, the well built ghost of Colonel Bright has been observed standing at the top of the stairs. Other ghosts reported here include the sounds of children, an elderly woman from the 1920s, a phantom Roundhead, a monk, and another shadowy figure who throws items around the bar.


 
Beer Drinker

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Old Queen's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen and felt sitting by the stone fireplace, the phantom of an aging patron firmly holding his jugs of beer still returns to the oldest pub in Sheffield.


 
Sobbing Woman

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Three Tuns public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Heard but never seen, this crying woman may also haunt the cellar - it is said that no animal has the courage to have gone down. Patrons have reported being prodded by an unseen finger.


 
Horse and Cart

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - The Crofts public house, Mosborough
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s?
Further Comments: This phantom horse and cart would be seen in the car park and were frequently mistaken as being 'real'. When a pond on the grounds was filled in, the apparition never returned.


 
Dark Figure

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Ye Olde Harrow public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 1994 - February 2001, and late 1970s
Further Comments: A former tenant reported several strange experiences during their time in this pub, including encountering a dark figure, doors which closed themselves and items which disappeared and reappeared up to a month later. A former occupier of the site remembered the shadow and closing doors from the 1970s.


 
Peering Face

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Industry public house, Darnall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: When the Sheffield Paranormal Society carried out a vigil of this property, photographs were taken inside the back room. When they came back from being developed, a face could be seen peering through a window, even though nothing was seen at the time.


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