Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
Grey Woman

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Font public house, Union Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1995 onwards
Further Comments: Seen peering through the window of this converted church, the phantom woman is wears a grey shawl over her head. One witness said the woman looked in her thirties and also wore a grey dress.


 
Name Calling

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Caroline Of Brunswick public house, Ditchling Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first century
Further Comments: An unknown phantom in this pub reputedly calls out to staff using their first name.


 
Pale Woman

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Marlborough Tavern (theatre), Princes Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: The phantom woman observed in this tavern is thought to be the murdered wife of a former landlord - he tried to kill her by pushing the woman down the stairs, and when that failed, left her in the cellar mortally wounded. When last seen, the woman was floating across the stage area.


 
Moving Crates

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Mariner public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The sound of beer crates being kicked in the cellar has been reported, while the doors leading down to the level open and close unaided.


 
Bright Light

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Pavilion Tavern, Castle Square
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: A witness watched a large ball of light pass along a wall on the upper floor of this building before it faded from view. There were no light sources in the room other than a small lamp.


 
Woman in Grey

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Dyke Tavern, Dyke Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: A worker spotted a woman dressed in a grey dress standing by the fireplace in the empty bar. The woman also had a grey face, and after a period of time, faded away.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Modern Man

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Park View public house, Preston Drove
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown - late twentieth century?
Further Comments: One witness is said to have fainted after spotting a male phantom on the staircase - he was said to be wearing modern clothing. Another ghost, a glowing ball containing the face of a young girl, was seen in the same area.


 
Shadow

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Franklin Tavern, Lewes Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A former barmaid claimed to have seen a shadowy figure on three different occasions behind the bar while working here. Whether this sighting relates to the rumour the site is haunted by a former owner and his wife is unknown.


 
Shouting

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - King & Queen Public House, Marlborough Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s - 2000s
Further Comments: Windows have been known to open themselves and shouting has been heard coming from an empty bar.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


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