A phantom in a nightdress.
Bolton (Greater Manchester) - Halliwell Lodge (public house, no longer operating)
This female ghost would materialise wearing only a nightdress in the early hours of the morning. It was also said her deep husky voice could be heard making suggestive remarks to any men still awake.
Bolton (Greater Manchester) - Old Three Crowns public house, Deansgate
The sound of running footsteps and breathing have been heard in this pub. An engineer working in the cellar refused to return after he felt an icy hand pass over his shoulder and turn a nearby tap. The investigative team 'Haunted History of Bolton' recorded EVP, footsteps and poltergeist activity.
Bolton (Greater Manchester) - The Kings Head public house, Wigan Road
Doors would slam closed, and the landlord was once awoken by an oppressive atmosphere that flooded his bedroom. The pub is said to have been built on top of a graveyard, the haunting attributed by some to be carried out by phantom Cavaliers.
Bolton (Greater Manchester) - Wilton Arms public house, Belmont Road
Unknown Ghost Type
Sharing a drink with the landlord after locking up, a witness looked across to the fireplace and smiled at an older lady, between 60 and 70 years of age, who sat there. She smiled and nodded back. The witness continued drinking for a minute before realising that all the doors were locked. Turning back to talk to the woman, she had vanished - all doors remained locked and a search of the pub found no one.
Bolton (Greater Manchester) - Ye Olde Man and Scythe public house, Churchgate
Late twentieth century (blood story), and 2000s (Geny)
A woman drinking at the public house found her hands covered in blood as she started to leave, though she had no wounds of her own, and no other source for the liquid could be discovered. More recently, the spirit of Geny, an eight year old girl, has be blamed for tugging at skirts, pinching people, and moving items around, while a phantom dog runs around chairs in the museum room. A Roman soldier may also haunt the beer garden.
Botley (Hampshire) - Dolphin public house, High Street
Echoing footfalls have been reported from this public house, as have strange sounds from the cellar. It has been speculated that the pub is haunted by a man hanged here after a mock trial went tragically wrong.
The Acorn pub, Bournemouth.
Bournemouth (Dorset) - The Acorn public house (was The Dolphin and then Gullivers), Kinson
1980, and 2008
When this public house was known as The Dolphin, one witness reported waking during the night to the sounds of clinking. Leaving their room to investigate further, they came across the apparition of a man perched on a chest, counting gold coins. After the pub became Gullivers Tavern, mild poltergeist activity was reported, including glasses and pool cues being thrown around, and footsteps heard in empty parts of the building.
Bournmoor (Durham) - Dun Cow public house
The ghost of a former miner, Old Charlie has his own stool to keep him quiet. Another phantom, with the less affectionate nickname Crazy Lady of Bournmoor, was the wife of a Napoleonic era officer who never returned from combat.
Bracknell (Berkshire) - Horse and Groom public house
This pub is haunted by a phantom old woman who goes around silently cleaning.
Bracknell (Berkshire) - Old Manor public house
Fred unknown, Bert late twentieth century
Old Fred is said to be a hooded priest, who once hid within the building. Bert is thought to be an old regular of the pub and can be recognised by his red face and handlebar moustache.
Bradford (Yorkshire) - Dog & Gun public house, Wibsey
Said to be 'historically haunted', although by what is unclear, this public house featured in the local press after CCTV caught 'orbs' in the cellar and bar (most likely to be created by dust and a strong light source close to the lens).
Brading (Isle of Wight) - Kynges Well public house
A woman with her pram were said to haunt the upper part of this building.
Braintree (Essex) - Angel public house, Notley Road
While only a vague form has been reported on the staircase, the presence is better known for upsetting dogs and creating footfalls around the building.
Braintree (Essex) - Horse and Groom public house, Rayne Road
Ron Bowers, a medium, photographed a blurred figure within the building which looked suspiciously like a small object held close to the camera. In 2010, another medium visited the site and picked up on spirits of youngsters, soldiers, servants and a dog.
Braintree (Essex) - Kings Head public house, Bradford Street
Paranormal occurrences are reported from his pub, including a man in dark grey who watches customers from the bar (he vanishes when looked at), footsteps on the second floor, unexplained shadows in the men's toilets, doors opening and lights turning off. The ghost has earned the nickname 'Frank'.
Braintree (Essex) - Six Bells public house (no longer operational)
When this location was a pub, it housed a carved wooden figure which was said to have been found in a local river. At midnight, the figure would go back to the river for a quick drink.
Bridestone (Devon) - Royal Oak public house
A coach carrying Lady Howard has been spotted just outside the public house, though it is more likely to just be heard by those nearby.
Bridgnorth (Shropshire) - Boycott Arms public house
Walter is said to be the ghost of a former landlord who now haunts the pub.
Bridgnorth (Shropshire) - Magpie House Restaurant (now Bassa Villa public house)
This phantom's children were drowned in the cellar of Magpie House when the River Severn broke its banks. The woman in black has been observed moving around the building and is sometimes heard crying.
Bridgwater (Somerset) - Rose and Crown public house (no longer operational)
Unexplained footsteps are often heard all over the pub, even after closing hours when all occupiers are accounted for.
Bridport (Dorset) - Hope and Anchor public house
A phantom woman is said to sob in this public house.
Brighstone (Isle of Wight) - Three Bishops public house (was New Inn)
A former owner of the inn, Maggie is said to wander the site muttering under her breath and unlocking doors. Another story says she also stands by beds and slowly fades away.
Ali Cats public house, Brighton.
Brighton (Sussex) - Ali Cats public house
During refurbishment work in this pub, workmen were said to have heard strange human groans and encountered unexplained cold spots.
Aquarium public house, Brighton.
Brighton (Sussex) - Aquarium Public House
An unknown voice is said to call out to staff and customers using their first names.
Bat and Ball pub, Brighton (photograph supplied).
Brighton (Sussex) - Bat & Ball public house, Ditchling Road
Unknown Ghost Type
A witness cashing up at the end of the night watched a barefooted woman wearing a nightdress appear and start to dance. The figure passed through the bar and vanished when reaching the corner of the room. This dancing woman may or may not be the same as the phantom grey haired, middle aged woman who is said to vanish into thin air here.