Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Tall, Thin Woman

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Regency Tavern, Russell Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This figure, possibly a former landlady and seemingly made of misty material, was seen as it drifted through a startled barman. It may have been responsible for the brief outbreak of poltergeist activity that occurred earlier in the twentieth century, or that could be attributed to the ghost of a young disabled girl who jumped from a window.


 
 


Henry Metcalf?

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Sidewinder public house (was The Lion), Kemp Town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Former landlord Metcalf was involved in a murder/suicide in 1936, and he is now thought responsible for the hostile presence reported in the basement. A benevolent small boy has also been sighted darting around from room to room.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Sussex Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Nothing is really known about this phantom white lady, and it is questionable whether she still exists.


 
 


Blonde Woman

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Volks Tavern, Madeira Drive
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen dancing within this tavern, the blonde woman was speculated to once have haunted the ruined West Pier.


 
 


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.


 
 


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.


 
 


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.


 
 


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.


 
 


Muffled Voice

Location: Buckhurst Hill (Essex) - Three Colts public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2013 onwards
Further Comments: A muffled woman's voice was heard in the cellar, even though no one other than the witness was nearby. Cold spots have also been felt on the site.


 
 


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.


 
 


Flying Statuette

Location: Burslem (Staffordshire) - Leopard public house / hotel, Market Place
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twenty- first century
Further Comments: No one appears to know for sure what haunts this public house, but people report feeling a presence, and a horse statuette once flew off the mantelpiece.


 
 


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.


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