Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

 
Swift Nick

Location: Tilbury (Essex) - The World's End inn
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: An old highwayman, Swift Nick has a habit of relighting fires which have gone out hours beforehand.


 
Beaten Donkey

Location: Tilford (Surrey) - Donkey Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area around the inn is haunted by a donkey that was beaten to death by its owner.


 
Captain Cook

Location: Tillingham (Essex) - Cap and Feathers Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn is reputedly the home of a phantom named Captain Cook.


 
Whistling Ghost

Location: Tintern (Gwent) - Anchor Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: One of the spirits here can be heard playing what sounds like a tin whistle, while the other takes the form of a white lady who searches the building for her missing son.


 
Teenage Boy

Location: Tipton (Staffordshire) - Noah's Ark Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom teenager stood at the foot of the bed of a new landlord. The ghost vanished when the landlord, a former boxer, took a swing at it. Patrons of the pub said the description of the spook matched that of a former landlord's son, who died some years previous.


 
Naughty Nancy

Location: Topsham (Devon) - Bridge Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Nancy is believed to have been a Victorian working girl who has now taken up residence at the inn. She has been observed moving between bar areas.


 
Footsteps

Location: Torbryan (Devon) - Church House Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The disembodied footsteps can be heard moving towards a bathroom, though they fade away if followed. A phantom man in a cloak has been reported in the inn.


 
Smuggler

Location: Totland (Isle of Wight) - Highdown Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The shadowy form of a smuggler is reputed to haunt this inn.


 
Man in Red Coat

Location: Totnes (Devon) - Bay Horse Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen near the bar, this silent stranger could easily be recognised by his bright red jacket. It was last seen by a retired policeman, who mistook it for a member of the public.


 
Mary Brown

Location: Totnes (Devon) - Kingsbridge Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A former barmaid here, Mary was killed by the landlord after a brief affair with him - it is said she only appears to other women.


 
Christmas Spirit

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - Crown Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 10 December - 24 December 1981
Further Comments: A brief but violent outburst from a poltergeist was reported in the inn for a two week period. On the day before Christmas, the invisible entity vigorously shook a decorated tree before taking leave of the building.


 
Nun

Location: Trusham (Devon) - Cridford Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When on the market in 2018, one selling point of this pub was a nun and a Cavalier which are both reputed to haunt the site.


 
Pet Duck

Location: Tushingham (Cheshire) - Blue Bell Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This tame bird was killed by a landlord after it took to attacking patrons. Unfortunately, death failed to prevent the ankle pecker continuing its work, and it fell on members of the clergy to exorcise the spirit.


 
Knocking

Location: Upholland (Lancashire) - House next to the White Lion Inn (house demolished during 1930s)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Circa 1904
Further Comments: This noisy haunting centred around two boys who lived at the site, and consisted of strange sounds and knocking which emerged in the corners of rooms. Lights would also flash in some of the rooms, although the property had no electricity.


 
White Fuzz

Location: Vange (Essex) - Level crossing at the Fobbing turn, and the A13 near the Five Bells Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Circa 1990, 21:30h - 22:00h, summer
Further Comments: While approaching the level crossing, one driver reported seeing a fuzzy, humanoid shape on the pavement by the barrier. The witness drove past the entity, and looked in the rear view mirror, but it had vanished. Other reports of a white shape have been made, the entity moving from the church towards the rail crossing.


 
Painting

Location: Ventnor (Isle of Wight) - Spyglass Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A painting was said to have removed itself several times from a dining room wall.


 
Woman in Black

Location: W4 (Greater London) - Tabard Inn, Bath Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen sitting alone at a table in the public house, this old woman appeared to be whistling a tune, though no sound could be heard.


 
Mirror Breaking

Location: Wakefield (Yorkshire) - Grove Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: This boisterous ghost had a habit of smashing reflective surfaces and moving heavy furniture around. One landlady claimed the spirit tried to smother her as she lay in bed.


 
Poltergeist

Location: Walberswick (Suffolk) - Anchor Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Anchor Inn was once home to a noisy spirit. What happened to the entity is unclear.


 
Fisherman

Location: Walberswick (Suffolk) - Bell Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: The fisherman has been seen sitting in the smoking room of the public house, though it has not been recognised as a ghost until it has disappeared.


 
Baby's Arm

Location: Walsall (Staffordshire) - White Hart Inn, Caldmore Green
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A mummified arm of a young child (a hand of glory) was once found in the attic of the inn and it is believed the spirit of the infant still haunts the room, causing strange banging and leaving handprints in dust.


 
Serving Girl

Location: Walsall (West Midlands) - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in Victorian clothing, it is though this girl was a maid who took her life in the building.


 
Old Marlow

Location: Wanborough (Wiltshire) - Harrow Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A coach driver, Marlow crashed his vehicle outside the inn. His ghost now enters the building, searching for his missing passengers.


 
Young Girl

Location: Ware (Hertfordshire) - Feathers Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn is reputedly haunted by a phantom young girl.


 
Hannah

Location: Warfield (Berkshire) - Leathern Bottle inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Hannah was murdered by her landlord husband after he discovered she was having an affair. He was executed for the crime, and now they both haunt the building.


First Previous

Records 451 - 474 of 474

 

view reports page