Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Ransacked Room

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Windmill public house, Upper North Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Glasses are reported to fly from shelves and one room which was left tidy was found a short time later ransacked.


 
 


Victorian Lady

Location: Brightwalton (Berkshire) - Marquis of Granby public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The woman in Victorian dress walks through a bricked up doorway within the pub. A hovering face of a man is also reported to haunt the site.


 
 


Headless Nun

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - Black Castle public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century?
Further Comments: This pub is reputedly haunted by one or more headless nuns. Mild poltergeist phenomenon has also been reported in the building, as has the sighting of a ghostly little girl.


 
 


Name Caller

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - King William III public house, King Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1998
Further Comments: Several staff have claimed to hear their names being called out, even though no one else is in the pub with them. Phantom footsteps have also been heard climbing up the rear staircase.


 
 


Woman in Crinolines

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - La Taverna Dell' Artista restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is unclear whether it is a single woman or several which have been seen drifting around this arty restaurant.


 
 


Injured Sailor

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - Llandoger Trow public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This old inn is the home to a ghostly sailor with a severally injured leg. Another version of the story says that the ghostly presence was a young crippled boy. More recently, a visiting TV production team and their psychics claimed more than fourteen entities haunted the pub.


 
 


Modern Man

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - Rummer public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973
Further Comments: The shade of a man dressed in contemporary clothing was seen in the cellar before quickly vanishing, while the ghost of a woman with long dark hair and dressed in white has been reported in the bar.


 
 


Opening Door

Location: Briston (Norfolk) - John H Strachey Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost here, possibly that of an old man, is heard walking along the landing and opening the bar door.


 
 


Farm Girl

Location: Brough (Derbyshire) - Traveller's Rest public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The pub is haunted by a local farm girl who died after falling down the stairs trying to escape a drunken labourer on Christmas Eve. A phantom woman in black has also been seen drifting around the inn holding a large set of old fashioned keys.


 
 


Dave

Location: Broughton Astley (Leicestershire) - White Horse public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2011
Further Comments: Since the old cellar floor was dug up, a number of paranormal occurrences have been witnessed, including radios which are turned on even when unplugged, objects which are moved, items thrown about, and an attic door found open. Black shadows have also been spotted in mirrors and the figure of a woman seen when the pub should have been empty.


 
 


Lady in Grey

Location: Buckfastleigh (Devon) - King's Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lady died by falling down a well that was once on the site, preventing her from meeting her lover. She is still waiting.


 
 


Lady in Black

Location: Buckland Brewer (Devon) - Coach and Horses public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This woman dressed in black has been observed by several landlords and ladies. There has also been a sighting of a phantom Roundhead, and disembodied footsteps reported.


 
 


Riders

Location: Buckstones (Yorkshire) - A640, near the Nont Sarah public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1968
Further Comments: A policeman returning home after a late shift spotted a small group of horsemen dressed in Cavalier-style clothing riding along this road. He drove past the figures three times to prove to himself that they were not a figment of his imagination.


 
 


Creaking

Location: Bungay (Suffolk) - King's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: It maybe that the ghost from the nearby Three Tuns has relocated, or that the creaks heard within the building are just because it is old...


 
 


Rex Bacon and Friends

Location: Bungay (Suffolk) - Ye Olde Three Tuns public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: An investigation by a medium revealed this building was haunted by 24 ghosts (!), one of whom was Mr Rex Bacon, a highwayman from the eighteenth century whose base of operations was the inn.


 
 


Bottled Ghost

Location: Burleydam (Shropshire) - Combermere public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says that a ghost was bottled and buried under the steps of this pub by two clergymen. When the steps were replaced hundreds of years later, no bottle was found.


 
 


Airman

Location: Burn (Yorkshire) - Wheatsheaf public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but said to be most likely to appear on Mothers Day
Further Comments: This pub is said to be home to a phantom airman wearing a great coat, most likely to be seen on the fourth Sunday of Lent.


 
 


Molly

Location: Burslem (Staffordshire) - Turk's Head public house and St John's Church
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1748
Further Comments: A witch during life, Molly Leigh's shade briefly came back from the dead the day she was buried and made its home in the local pub before being exorcised. Her grave is still visible in the churchyard (it faces north to south) and running around it three times is said to summon her spirit.


 
 


Former Worker

Location: Burton on Trent (Staffordshire) - Appleby public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Investigated by Spirit Team UK, this public house was declared haunted by a former employee dating from when the building was not a pub.


 
 


Young Child

Location: Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk) - Nutshell public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small ghost for one of the smallest pubs in the UK - this young child was murdered in a bedroom on the site, and sometimes comes back. A phantom monk is also said to haunt the building, and sometimes the smell of perfume can be detected in the air, even if no one present is wearing it.


 
 


Flying Glasses

Location: Bushey (Hertfordshire) - Horse and Chains public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Early to mid 1990s (polt), 1970s (former landlord)
Further Comments: Over a period of a couple of years, one witness thrice observed a glass fly off a shelf and smash on the till, about 150 centimetres away. The building was once said to be home to the ghost of a former landlord, although he was not been seen recently.


 
 


Tall Man

Location: Byers Green (Durham) - (Former) Marquis of Granby public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty first century?
Further Comments: This former pub is said to be haunted by a tall man. A plumber is also said to have fled the site after watching a stool move across the room unaided.


 
 


Cleaner

Location: Calverley (Yorkshire) - Thornhill Arms public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The polt in this pub is said to tidy the bar if left in a mess.


 
 


Tom Shadwell

Location: Calverton (Nottinghamshire) - Admiral Rodney public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Tom was the innkeeper here until 1875, and is still thought to haunt the building. There are also reports of phantom children heard around the site, a ghost named Sarah (a former serving girl) who now performs mildly irritating poltergeist-like tricks, and a man in a black suit dating around the 1940s.


 
 


Flying Remotes

Location: Canewdon (Essex) - Anchor public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Circa 2004
Further Comments: This pub was said to be subjected to flying remote controls and kitchen knives, a baby crying, and the smell of perfume.


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