Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
Grey Monk

Location: Rochester (Kent) - Cooper's Arms public house, St Margaret's Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Once a year in November, late at night (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Bricked up alive for a long forgotten sin, this misty monk emerges from the wall behind the bar in this ancient building that once was a priory.


 
Alice Lisle

Location: Rockford (Hampshire) - Area around Alice Lisle public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Alice Lisle was the last woman to be executed by decapitation, at the hands of Judge Jeffreys. Her ghost rides around the area in a driverless coach, pulled by headless horses.


 
Grey Shadowy Girl

Location: Rodmell (Sussex) - Abergavenny Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Appearing in front of the fireplace and in the men's toilet, this fleeting female form is also blamed for ringing the 'last orders' bells in the early hours of the morning.


 
Figure with a Lamp

Location: Ross on Wye (Hereford & Worcester) - King Charles II public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A photograph taken at the pub during the 1970s shows what appears to be a Victorian gentleman holding a lamp in the cellar. There have also been reports of apparitions and icy chills in the corridor above the cellar.


 
Old Jeffrey

Location: Rossett (Clwyd) - Golden Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ploughman was tried and executed for murder, his body nailed to a wooden board which would later be used in the construction of this pub. His ghost reportedly prefers to frequent Room 2.


 
Mr White

Location: Rotherham (Yorkshire) - Cross Keys public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A former landlord who died in the mid twentieth century, Mr White now manifests as a dark figure in various parts of the building..


 
Mover

Location: Rothley (Leicestershire) - The Grange public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1970s?
Further Comments: The enthusiastic polt at work in this pub was well known to the locals.


 
Gregory

Location: Rothley (Leicestershire) - Woodman's Stroke public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A tall ghost nicknamed Gregory is said to bring luck to anyone who spots him in this pub.


 
Dog

Location: Rusthall (Kent) - Red Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The pub is said to be home to a scruffy phantom hound. The entity sometimes 'sleeps' on the bar floor.


 
Flying Coin

Location: Salford (Lancashire) - Black Lion Public House, Chapel Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008 (and ongoing)
Further Comments: Figures of men, women and a child have been reported in this public house, as well as disembodied voices, opening doors, furniture and glasses moving unaided, and a coin which threw itself across an empty room.


 
Phantom Footfalls

Location: Salisbury (Wiltshire) - Haunch of Venison public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Random days, between 11.30 & midnight (footfalls), white lady unknown
Further Comments: The footfalls may belong to the owner of a severed hand which was discovered behind a secret panel within the pub. This ghost is also held responsible for moving dirty glasses in the bar. The hand was stolen from the pub in March 2004. Another phantom, that of a white lady, is said to appear at windows.


 
Singing

Location: Samlesbury (Lancashire) - New Hall Tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2014 and early 2000s
Further Comments: Filming for a paranormal documentary took place in this public house, inspired by a witness's claims that she had experienced disembodied footsteps and had heard a girl crying when staying at the building as a child.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


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