Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
 


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.


 
 


Patter of Feet

Location: Winchcombe (Gloucestershire) - Ye Old Corner Cupboard Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The sound of a child's feet running around the building has been reported several times, even though no children have been present.


 
 


Starving Woman

Location: Winchester (Hampshire) - Hyde Tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghost, when flesh and bone, was turned away from the Tavern during a cold winter's night. She died soon after, and to take revenge, her ghost took up residence in the building. The spirit now pulls bedding off sleeping guests.


 
 


Running Blood?

Location: Winchester (Hampshire) - Rising Sun public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2015
Further Comments: As the pub closed down for installation of a mini-cinema, landlord Rob Plunton said that the site was rumoured to be haunted, but did not elaborate further. One story says that blood is said to run down the walls of the cellar.


 
 


Lady Lisle

Location: Winchester (Hampshire) - The Eclipse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1685 onwards
Further Comments: Beheaded opposite the pub for assisting local rebels, the tall grey shade of Alice Lisle now haunts the area where she spent her last night on earth. This is one of three locations reportedly haunt by Lady Lisle.


 
 


Bottom Pincher

Location: Windsor (Berkshire) - Black Horse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1977
Further Comments: This phantom, known only as George, is blamed for pinching barmaids' bottoms when there is no one else around.


 
 


Suicide

Location: Wingham (Kent) - The Red Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost which once haunted this building has not been seen for many years - it was thought to be the phantom of a man who committed suicide, who looked like any other person until he vanished suddenly.


 
 


Cavalier

Location: Winthorpe (Nottinghamshire) - Lord Nelson public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom soldier was observed to pass through a bedroom wall. Phantom footsteps have also been heard, and beer taps turn themselves off in the cellar.


 
 


Jacob

Location: Wivelsfield Green (Sussex) - Royal Oak public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: Nicknamed Jacob, this phantom is blamed for setting off the security alarm and throwing small items through the air.


 
 


Disappearing Keys

Location: Wivenhoe (Essex) - Greyhound public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A polt manifestation here resulted in the disappearance of an important set of keys.


 
 


Working Girl

Location: Wolverhampton (West Midlands) - Giffard Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub is said to be home to three phantoms. A prostitute who committed suicide haunts the upper parts of the building, while a child and a former landlord are said to loiter in the bar area.


 
 


Blue Woman

Location: Wolverhampton (West Midlands) - St John's Vaults public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to be the ghost of a woman who jumped to her death from the upper part of the building, this figure wearing a blue dress was seen drifting around the property. Ghostly footsteps in the building have also been attributed to her.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Wolverhampton (West Midlands) - Stag's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: Seen walking around the cellar, this phantom also enjoyed turning the beer pump taps off, sometimes up to twenty times a month. The entity disappeared after structural alterations were made to the building.


 
 


Tapping

Location: Wolverhampton (West Midlands) - Talisman public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010s
Further Comments: Tapping has been reported in the bar, while in 2013 CCTV footage showed a 'strange' light darting around after the building was closed (although the light source could be from outside the pub).


 
 


Woman in White

Location: Wombwell (Yorkshire) - Low Valley Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: April 2006
Further Comments: Roger Froggatt, the landlord of this pub, was left terrified after encountering a phantom lady dressed in white in the ladies toilet after investigating what he believed was a break in during the early hours of the morning. He described the figure as an elderly woman with her cheek and jaw structure missing.


 
 


Jolly Monk

Location: Wonersh (Surrey) - Grantley Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 25 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This figure once appeared every Christmastime, though has kept his head down over recent years (maybe as a result of being exorcised by a Roman Catholic barmaid).


 
 


The Thing by the Fireplace

Location: Woodbridge (Suffolk) - King's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: A photograph taken in the pub showed a strange circle of light by the fireplace. A medium in the building at the time claimed to feel the presence of a young child in that area just before the image was taken.


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