Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

Man in Cloak

Location: Bishops Caundle (Dorset) - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A shadowy figure in a cloak has been observed in the inn.


Cursing Well

Location: Bishops Lydeard (Somerset) - The Devil's Whispering Well (close to Bell Inn)
Type: Other
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: This perverted wishing well is traditionally used to harm others.


Anne Starr

Location: Blackboys (Sussex) - Blackboys Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s?
Further Comments: This ghost which has never made a sound is believed to belong to Anne Starr, a woman who died in childbirth within the building.


Defrocked Charlie

Location: Blagdon (Somerset) - Holman Clavel Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This spook is thought to be a monk who fell from grace. He has been spotted in one of the bedrooms, and is blamed whenever items go missing, only to return a few days or weeks later.


White Lady

Location: Blanefield (Stirling) - Blane Valley Inn?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom lady is said to haunt the area surrounding the bar, although her presence is more likely to felt then seen.


Stable Boy

Location: Bletsoe (Bedfordshire) - Falcon Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dying after falling from a hayloft, this young stable lad is now thought to haunt the kitchen area. He is blamed when small items go missing, often reappearing a short time later.


Old Edwin

Location: Blewbury (Oxfordshire) - New Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Edwin Fry, the landlord who ran this public house during the middle of the twentieth century, still returns to look around the place. His hollow footsteps are the only indication of his presence.


Loud Footfalls

Location: Bodmin Moor (Cornwall) - Manor House inn, Rilla Mill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Heard coming from upstairs, these footsteps are always tracked down to the same empty bedroom.


Smell of Smoke

Location: Bolton (Lancashire) - Alma Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1974 - 1975
Further Comments: A former landlord of the public house reported the smell of cigar smoke in the ladies' toilet, though there was never any evidence of smoke or ash.


Emily

Location: Bolton (Lancashire) - Unity Brook Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 2008 onwards
Further Comments: This female ghost, dressed in black, appeared to the assistant manager on three occasions. She was described as slim, late twenties or early thirties, with dark hair and high cheek bones. The entity has been nicknamed Emily by staff.


Drinking Sailor

Location: Bolventor (Cornwall) - Jamaica Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mostly unknown, large dog in April 2015
Further Comments: A sailor who was murdered nearby reportedly returns to the public house to finish his last drink; he has been seen sitting on the wall outside the building. There have also been reports of a ghostly floating cloak, while outside there was a report of a phantom man hanging by his neck from a nearby tree. In 2015 a witness reported seeing a semi-transparent phantom dog, the size of an Irish Wolfhound, running thirty centimetres above the ground.


Drover

Location: Boningale (Shropshire) - Horns Of Boningale Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A drover murdered in a fight is reputed to haunt this inn. An energy-conscious poltergeist is also said to switch lights off during the night.


Plucker

Location: Boscastle (Cornwall) - Napoleon Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Nicknamed Plucker, this poltergeist moves small items, causes pictures to fall off walls, and tugs at people's clothing.


Phantom Smoke

Location: Bovey Tracey (Devon) - The Riverside Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Late 1990s
Further Comments: At least one guest has been awoken by the overwhelming smell of smoke, though on investigation no source has been found.


Emma and Edward

Location: Bowes (Durham) - Ancient Unicorn Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Emma and Edward were the children of different innkeepers who fell in love - Edward died of fever and Emma pined away soon after. Their ghosts are reputed to be regulars at the Inn, as is a young boy who haunts the cellar.


Hand of Glory

Location: Bowes Moor (Yorkshire) - Old Spital Inn (currently a farmhouse?)
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1790s
Further Comments: One of the few places the Hand of Glory has been used. This item is made from the hand of a murderer, with candles placed between each finger. Once these are lit, every person asleep in a given area remains unconscious until the flames are extinguished by milk. A band of robbers tried to use the hand while burgling this inn, though a maid was still awake when the candles were lit; she doused them with milk, enabling the landlord to wake and scare the robbers off with his shotgun.


Murderous Landlord

Location: Bracknell (Berkshire) - Hind's Head Inn (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth century
Further Comments: The landlord would kill wealthy travellers in their sleep, until one man escaped and summoned help. The landlord was executed for his crimes, and his angry ghost haunted the inn until it was pulled down.


Grey Lady

Location: Bradfield (Yorkshire) - Strines Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Situated on the moors west of Sheffield, this isolated inn is reportedly home to a phantom grey lady.


White Lady

Location: Bradford on Avon (Wiltshire) - Beehive Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This incorporeal woman has been reported in various parts of the inn.


Louis de Rochefort

Location: Brading (Isle of Wight) - Crown Inn (aka Isle of Wight Waxworks), closed 2010
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Louis was murdered while staying at the inn. Dressed in clothing worn the French Aristocracy, his form has been observed in the past, though hearing his dying scream was said to be more common. Phantom children were also reported on the site.


Water Spirit

Location: Bradley (Yorkshire) - White Cross Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: This ghost, though to be a former landlord, would flush the toilet late at night, and create puddles of water and beer in places where these liquids could not possibly form naturally.


Grey Man

Location: Brantham (Suffolk) - Bull Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Members of staff have reported seeing a misty grey man standing behind the bar, and hearing the cries of a girl coming from the cellar.


Shadow

Location: Braunston (Northamptonshire) - Admiral Nelson Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several people over the years have seen a shadowy man dressed in black pass through a bricked up doorway at the inn.


Dog

Location: Braunston (Northamptonshire) - Millhouse Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former manager of this inn reported seeing a phantom dog which reportedly died in the property.


Monk

Location: Brentwood (Essex) - The Golden Fleece Inn, 126 London Rd.
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of a monk has been reported in the building on several occasions, always appearing in a mirror, and disappearing when the witness turns around to investigate further.


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