Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Coin Collector

Location: Abbotsbury (Dorset) - Ilchester Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This pub is said to be haunted by a coin collector named Charles (his coins were heard jangling by one witness), a phantom woman in the toilets, and a dog that approaches the windows.


 
 


John Walker

Location: Aberdeen (Aberdeenshire) - Cocket Hat public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973 onwards
Further Comments: First spotted by barmaid Agnes McInnes, the ghost of the former landlord Walker is more commonly fleetingly seen.


 
 


Old Woman in Black

Location: Abergavenny (Gwent) - Kings Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This figure was observed descending the staircase and passing through the lounge.


 
 


Crying Baby

Location: Abington (Northamptonshire) - Black Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The flickering and dimming of the electric lights is sometimes accompanied by the cries of a small child. Various items have been reported as being moved by an invisible hand.


 
 


Monks

Location: Alderbury (Wiltshire) - Green Dragon public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A secret tunnel is rumoured to connect this pub with the nearby church, and is haunted by phantom monks.


 
 


Modern Looking Lady

Location: Alfriston (Sussex) - Smugglers Inn public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: Seen by the owner and her daughter, this ghostly lady seen at the base of the staircase near the bar was said to be wearing a modern gown.


 
 


Cursed Bottles

Location: Alnwick (Northumberland) - Ye Olde Cross public house
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: A collection of bottles on display in the pub are reportedly cursed - the last person to touch them died soon after, and now they are covered up to avoid further mishaps.


 
 


Peggy Bray

Location: Altarnun (Cornwall) - King's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former landlady of the pub, Peggy has been known to return to ensure all is running smoothly.


 
 


Chanting Monk

Location: Altrincham (Lancashire) - Orange Tree public house, Old Market Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This monk sings his praises to God in the basement of the pub, while upstairs a ghostly woman haunts one of the rooms. The bar area is also said to be haunted by a couple of people.


 
 


Smashing Glasses

Location: Altrincham (Lancashire) - Victoria public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: Beer mugs and wine glasses were thrown off the shelves by an invisible presence, while mysterious cold spots appeared over the building.


 
 


Something in the Cellar

Location: Amersham (Buckinghamshire) - Boot and Slipper public house, Rickmansworth Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: Staff here were said to be too afraid to go down into the cellar after they felt someone walk passed them, while one male worker felt a phantom hand grasp his shoulder.


 
 


Auden

Location: Amersham (Buckinghamshire) - Chequers public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: Named Auden by a passing medium, this figure dressed in white is thought to be older than the public house itself. A hooded figure was also reported in an upstairs bedroom, thought to be one of seven people held here before being executed for their religious beliefs, while a ghost of a chimney sweep also haunts the building.


 
 


Lesbian in Black

Location: Amersham (Buckinghamshire) - Elephant and Castle public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: The landlady of this public house reported members of her family had seen a ghostly woman dressed all in black walking through walls near the kitchen. The same ghost is blamed for pinching barmaids' bottoms, convincing them that the ghostly girl was gay.


 
 


Grey Girl

Location: Ardingly (Sussex) - The Oak public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Appearing to a couple of customers, this phantom girl with dark hair has also been blamed for minor mishaps around the building, such as overnight spillages and items rotating on hooks.


 
 


Sobbing Child

Location: Ashburton (Devon) - Bay Horse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A crying child has been reported in the upper part of the building, as have sounds of children running around.


 
 


Old Lady

Location: Ashby de la Zouch (Leicestershire) - White Hart public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Once used to hold prisoners due to be executed at the nearby castle, the White Hart was investigated by the Spirit Team UK who detected phantom children and an elderly lady.


 
 


Grandfather Tom

Location: Ashton under Lyne (Lancashire) - Oddfellows public house, Kings Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A family pub owned by three generations, it is reported that the first two proprietors are still seen, though both died many years ago.


 
 


Shadowy Man

Location: Askham (Cumbria) - Punchbowl public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2000s?
Further Comments: Although the landlady of this public house had never seen anything, a few of her staff were said to have encountered a shadowy man, with no discernible features.


 
 


Crying Child

Location: Aston Clinton (Buckinghamshire) - Partridge Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: A crying child and a female organ player are reportedly two of several ghosts that have remained on earth to haunt these premises.


 
 


Florrie

Location: Avebury (Wiltshire) - Red Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004 (Florrie), other stories unknown
Further Comments: The wife of an English Civil War veteran, Florrie was strangled and tossed down a nearby well by her husband once he discovered she had slept with other men while he was away fighting. She now haunts the public house, scratching anyone who upsets her. The sounds of a phantom coach have also been heard outside the building, while in 2004 a photograph was taken which captured the image of a bleeding bald man.


 
 


Grey and Blue Ladies

Location: Avoncliffe (Wiltshire) - Cross Guns public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: This pub is haunted by a woman in blue, a grey lady and an old man. Some have speculated that the sightings were on the increase due to building work that was occurring in the pub.


 
 


Cromwell

Location: Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire) - King's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Lord Protector of England is said to return to the room in this pub which bears his name.


 
 


George

Location: Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire) - Saracen's Head public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1991 - 2005
Further Comments: George is thought to have been a local man; the haunting of this pub started shortly after his death. Tables and chairs are moved around by invisible hands at night, and unidentifiable banging has been heard.


 
 


Monk

Location: Ayot St Lawrence (Hertfordshire) - Brocket Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to have hanged himself in the fourteenth century, the monk has made several appearances to staff and visitors.


 
 


One Armed Man

Location: Ayr (Ayrshire) - Alloway Street, and public house at top
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen around this area, and sometimes further away, this man with a bloody stump is thought to have lost his arm when attacked by an angry mob.


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