Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Old Car

Location: Ware (Hertfordshire) - Ware High Street at the roundabout in front of 'The Waterfront' public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1998
Further Comments: A very old fashioned car driven by a determined looking man materialised along the road here, causing a female motorist to perform an emergency stop. The vehicle then vanished as quickly as it had appeared, leaving one very puzzled witness.


 
 


Dick Peabody

Location: Warrington (Cheshire) - Lower Angel tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghostly figure is blamed whenever a member of staff has their bottom pinched...


 
 


Sailors

Location: Warton (near Wrea Green) (Lancashire) - Boggart House (no longer standing), on the road leading to the riverside public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Stormy nights, pre World War 2
Further Comments: Before the house was demolished to make room for landing strips for WW2 aircraft, locals believed it to be a haunt for dead sailors who had lost their lives in the nearby Irish Sea. It was also reported that a murder had once happened in the house, and the screams of the victim could still be heard.


 
 


Floating Woman

Location: Watnall (Nottinghamshire) - Nuthall to Moorgreen road, just before the Royal Oak public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1964
Further Comments: Riding a motorbike, this witness narrowly avoided hitting a woman who was crossing the road on a bend. Turning around to shout at the woman, the witness then realised she was actually floating across the road.


 
 


Catholics

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - Ship Tavern, Gate Street, Kingsway
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once a secret meeting place for Catholics, it is thought the ghosts of those executed nearby still returned for their rendezvous.


 
 


Fruity

Location: WC2 (Greater London) - Cheshire Cheese public house, Little Essex Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The polt at work in this pub is reputed to move the fruit machine.


 
 


Whistling

Location: WC2 (Greater London) - Halfway 2 Heaven public house (was the Golden Cross), Duncannon Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2013
Further Comments: Whistling and other noises have been reported in this 300 year old pub after it has closed.


 
 


Bag Mover

Location: WC2 (Greater London) - Lamb and Flag public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This pub polt is blamed for moving client's belongings around the establishment.


 
 


Non Smoker

Location: WC2 (Greater London) - Lemon Tree public house, Bedfordbury
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Broken ashtrays and glasses are often said to be caused by this pub poltergeist.


 
 


Bleeding Ears Murph

Location: Weeton (Lancashire) - Eagle & Child public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Only heard, never seen, Murph is reputed to chatter away to himself.


 
 


Miss Clements

Location: Wellow (Nottinghamshire) - Durham Ox public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom woman, named as Miss Clements, was said to have been killed in 1857 by a cart driven by the son of the landlord.


 
 


Young Lad

Location: Wellow (Nottinghamshire) - Red Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Red Lion is reputed to be home of two ghosts. One is of a young boy who drowned in a well in the cellar, while the other presence is said to be a former customer who had nowhere else to go!


 
 


Cavalier

Location: Wells (Somerset) - King Charles Parlour public house, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1977 / 1978
Further Comments: A phantom Cavalier has been spotted on the staircase several times by owners or members of their family, while footsteps and the sound of a harpsichord have also been reported. It is reported that when a BBC TV crew tried to film inside the building all their lighting equipment blew up.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Welton (Lincolnshire) - Black Bull public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Heard ascending the staircase and moving down corridors at the dead of night, the cause of these footsteps has yet to be seen.


 
 


Quick Jab

Location: Welwyn Garden City (Hertfordshire) - Cottage public house (now known as Doctors Tonic)
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1995
Further Comments: A former worker said that as he was leaving one night he felt someone jab him in the ribs. He swung round to see if it was another member of staff, but there was no one there.


 
 


Jessica Ann Hargreaves

Location: West Boldon (Durham) - Wheatsheaf public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Mid 2004
Further Comments: A visiting medium spoke to Jessica's spirit, claiming that the young girl had been raped and murdered in 1908 and her remains hidden in the building. Prior to the visit, members of staff at the pub had experienced classic poltergeist activity, and in one incident found a child's hand print in some jelly though there were no children on the site at the time.


 
 


Cloaked Figure

Location: West Bridgeford (Nottinghamshire) - Lady Bay public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s / 1980s
Further Comments: This cloaked gentleman would be quite commonly seen in the car park, though he has not been seen now for many years. One witness said the figure looked like a monk, but had no face.


 
 


Old Lady Looking In

Location: West Bromwich (West Midlands) - Manor House (currently a public house?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A small ghostly face has been observed looking into the building after the lights are put out - the same figure has also been observed inside. Another shade, a bearded man, also haunts the property, while guests have reported hearing strange whisperings and singing coming from empty rooms.


 
 


Susan

Location: West Wycombe (Buckinghamshire) - George & Dragon public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Susan was killed when a prank went wrong - she was so upset she attacked the people responsible and was mortally wounded as they defended themselves. She died in a guest room at the public house. Since then, the pale white form of Sukie (as she is affectionately known) has been observed in bedrooms and by the fireplace.


 
 


Left Over Shadow

Location: Westhoughton (Lancashire) - Wheatsheaf public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost that haunts this pub would vanish suddenly, leaving only a shadow which persisted for several seconds after the disappearance. A former landlord of the pub stated his dog would sit and bark at one particular room, but wouldn't dare enter.


 
 


Portuguese Sailor

Location: Weymouth (Dorset) - Spice Ship public house, Preston
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This ghostly sailor would take the form of a poltergeist and create general mischief. It was blamed for phantom footsteps, setting off alarms and even pulling one landlord from his bed.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Whaddon (Buckinghamshire) - Lowndes Arms public house and motel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A grey lady and other shadowy figures and said to have made their home in this pub. Poltergeist activity has also been reported - items move around, doors open, and objects are moved around in locked rooms.


 
 


Charlie Presence

Location: Whittlesey (Cambridgeshire) - The Black Bull public house, Market Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about the ghost affectionately known as Charlie Presence.


 
 


Beer Puller

Location: Wigan (Lancashire) - Minorca public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: This alcoholic phantom would pull pints of beer, though was never seen to drink it.


 
 


Shapeless Mass

Location: Wimborne (Dorset) - Barley Mow public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The pub is haunted by an unearthly dark shape which hovers in the bar area. No one is too sure what exactly is it or what is represents.


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