The Paranormal in Restaurants

 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Lincoln (Lincolnshire) - Black Horse restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s onward
Further Comments: Wearing a long dress, this phantom woman caused one cleaner to run away terrified. The ghost has also been seen standing outside the building - the witness this time described the woman has having a blurry face. The pub is also reportedly plagued by general poltergeist behaviour.


 
 


Humphrey

Location: Lincoln (Lincolnshire) - Browns Pie Shop - restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Staff have nicknamed this young phantom lad Humphrey. He occasionally puts in an appearance, running around the shop. A young girl is also said to haunt the building, as is the sound of money being counted.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Lincoln (Lincolnshire) - Jew's House - restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Reports from this establishment claim the phantom footsteps can be heard on the staircase, while the top floor and attic are said to be particularly haunted. One witness reported hearing voices in the passageways and pots and pans being moved around in the empty kitchen.


 
 


Short Man

Location: Littlehampton (Sussex) - The Seahorse, floating restaurant in the marina
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1984
Further Comments: In the first year of opening, several spooky events occurred in the Seahorse, including the manifestation of a short gentleman near the staircase who disappeared when approached.


 
 


Hugger

Location: Moreton in Marsh (Gloucestershire) - Moreton's pub & restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 2008 and into 2009
Further Comments: A ghostly woman, quick temperature drops and electrical appliances which switched themselves on were reported in the pub after a car crashed into the building.


 
 


Sabrina and Orwin

Location: Mountnugent (County Cavan) - Ross Castle and Ross Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1999
Further Comments: Sabrina, daughter of Richard Nugent, also known as the Black Baron, and Orwin were killed as they tried to elope and escape family politics in the days of old. En route, Orwin drowned and Sabrina died a few days later of a broken heart. Their ghosts haunt the area, and may manifest in the form of screams and unnatural cold winds. The Black Baron's ghost is also reputed to haunt the area


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Jesse's Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1988
Further Comments: This building is reputed to be haunted by the sound of footfalls heard moving around in empty rooms.


 
 


Young Woman

Location: NW3 (Greater London) - Turpin's Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980
Further Comments: The ghost of a woman who was strangled by the fireplace was said to haunt the area where she died.


 
 


Falling Barrel

Location: Padstow (Cornwall) - Rojano's restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, possibly twenty-first century
Further Comments: This location is said to be haunted by a former owner of the property. The ghost was said to have once thrown a barrel down a staircase.


 
 


Annie Rawlings

Location: Padstow (Cornwall) - St Petroc's (currently a restaurant)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Rawlings is said to have committed suicide in the nineteenth century when faced with being forced to move out of her home. Her pale, slim form is said to haunt the staircase and kitchen.


 
 


Victorian Lady

Location: Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) - Prezzo Italian restaurant (was O'Connell's public house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom woman dressed in Victorian era clothing is not alone here - the building is also home to a ghostly male figure dressed in eighteenth century garb.


 
 


Carter

Location: Poole (Dorset) - Customs House (currently a restaurant)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Carter was a gang member who sold several of his smuggling friends out - when the remaining members discovered Carter's betrayal, they murdered him. Carter is now thought to haunt the upper part of the building.


 
 


Old Woman with Grey Hair

Location: Ringwood (Hampshire) - Four Seasons restaurant (since renamed)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973
Further Comments: Seen gently rocking on a chair, this old woman dressed in grey clothing vanished when approached by one witness. Former staff at the building also reported seeing the entity.


 
 


Charlie

Location: Romsey (Hampshire) - Palmerston Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen by staff in the upper parts of the building, Charlie is described as an elderly man with bright white hair.


 
 


Matron

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells (Kent) - Binns Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in grey clothing, this phantom matron is said to sit by a window on the first floor.


 
 


Carpenter

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells (Kent) - Chalet Arosa restaurant (currently Springs)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980
Further Comments: Twice, a figure wearing a carpenter's apron has been observed on the site. During the second sighting, the figure vanished into a wall.


 
 


Crypt Dweller

Location: SE9 (Greater London) - MacDonald's restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Built on the site of an old United reformed church, this fast food establishment is said to have a haunted basement which was once a crypt. Some staff have reported encountering some kind of entity, though what it is has not been disclosed.


 
 


White Figure

Location: Sunbury on Thames (Surrey) - Castle Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small figure in white has been witnessed moving between the kitchen and living room of this building.


 
 


Actor or Highwayman?

Location: W1 (Greater London) - Sheppeys Restaurant, Shepherd Market
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This tall, dark stranger has often been observed standing in the shadows, his face obscured to make identification impossible, though it is speculated he is either a highwayman or a thespian.


 
 


Oliver Cromwell

Location: Walton le Dale (Lancashire) - Pinocchio's Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 2003
Further Comments: Cromwell's shade is reported to haunt this property, and may have appeared in a photograph taken in the restaurant in 2003.


 
 


Parson Ford

Location: WC2 (Greater London) - The Hummums, Covent Garden (was next door to the New Hummums which is now Tuttons Restaurant)
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: A manservant at these former Turkish baths reported seeing a man he knew on the cellar stairs - it later transpired that the figure had died several days previously.


 
 


Female in Grey Crinoline Dress

Location: Weybridge (Surrey) - Oatlands Park Hotel, restaurant and room 1313
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Not known
Further Comments: The ghost is thought to be a maid who jumped from the window of room 1313 and killed herself, after a fight with her boyfriend.


 
 


Disabled Teenager

Location: York (Yorkshire) - Tutor restaurant, Goodramgate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The upper part of this building is haunted by a seventeen year old disabled teenager who hanged himself many years ago. One witness reported seeing swinging light bulbs, and feeling an invisible presence which tried to push them down the stairs.


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