Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Jacob

Location: Wivelsfield Green (Sussex) - Royal Oak public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: Nicknamed Jacob, this phantom is blamed for setting off the security alarm and throwing small items through the air.


 
 


Disappearing Keys

Location: Wivenhoe (Essex) - Greyhound public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A polt manifestation here resulted in the disappearance of an important set of keys.


 
 


Working Girl

Location: Wolverhampton (West Midlands) - Giffard Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub is said to be home to three phantoms. A prostitute who committed suicide haunts the upper parts of the building, while a child and a former landlord are said to loiter in the bar area.


 
 


Blue Woman

Location: Wolverhampton (West Midlands) - St John's Vaults public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to be the ghost of a woman who jumped to her death from the upper part of the building, this figure wearing a blue dress was seen drifting around the property. Ghostly footsteps in the building have also been attributed to her.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Wolverhampton (West Midlands) - Stag's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: Seen walking around the cellar, this phantom also enjoyed turning the beer pump taps off, sometimes up to twenty times a month. The entity disappeared after structural alterations were made to the building.


 
 


Tapping

Location: Wolverhampton (West Midlands) - Talisman public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010s
Further Comments: Tapping has been reported in the bar, while in 2013 CCTV footage showed a 'strange' light darting around after the building was closed (although the light source could be from outside the pub).


 
 


Woman in White

Location: Wombwell (Yorkshire) - Low Valley Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: April 2006
Further Comments: Roger Froggatt, the landlord of this pub, was left terrified after encountering a phantom lady dressed in white in the ladies toilet after investigating what he believed was a break in during the early hours of the morning. He described the figure as an elderly woman with her cheek and jaw structure missing.


 
 


Jolly Monk

Location: Wonersh (Surrey) - Grantley Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 25 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This figure once appeared every Christmastime, though has kept his head down over recent years (maybe as a result of being exorcised by a Roman Catholic barmaid).


 
 


The Thing by the Fireplace

Location: Woodbridge (Suffolk) - King's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: A photograph taken in the pub showed a strange circle of light by the fireplace. A medium in the building at the time claimed to feel the presence of a young child in that area just before the image was taken.


 
 


Swinging Doors

Location: Woolfardisworthy (aka Woolsery), Torridge (Devon) - Farmer's Arms public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2007 onwards
Further Comments: Doors have been reported to open unaided, bells ring, and items fly from the walls and shelves since the extension of the bar area.


 
 


Grey Cat

Location: Worchester (Hereford & Worcester) - Old Talbot public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Perceived by both man and animal, this ghostly cat has been known to brush up against people, only to vanish once their attention has been attracted.


 
 


George

Location: Workington (Cumbria) - Travellers' Rest public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2010 - 2013
Further Comments: Licence holder Linda Pettit claimed in the local press that the pub had experienced glasses flying off shelving, a vanishing key, and doors which closed or opened themselves. A former occupant of the pub had also reported being pinned down by an unseen force.


 
 


Old Thrutch

Location: Worsthorne (Lancashire) - Bay Horse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former landlady of the inn, her shade is said to still frequent the area. Another story says she was the miller's wife who drowned in the stream under the pub). The same area is haunted by a man who traded his soul with a shuck like entity.


 
 


Bouncing Beads

Location: Wrea Green (Lancashire) - Cottage between village and Warton, near the Birley Arms public house
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown - early twentieth century
Further Comments: This building was plagued by strange sounds, from small beads bouncing along the floors, to the smashing of crockery, though every time the noises were investigated, nothing was out of place. The couple living in the building finally moved out, on the verge of a nervous breakdown.


 
 


Shattering Glasses

Location: Wrexham (Clwyd) - Thirsty Scholar public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: A vicar was summoned to bless the pub after staff reported glasses shattering in their hands and items being thrown around the building. Some say the public house was once used as a mortuary.


 
 


Shadows at the Bar

Location: Wroughton (Wiltshire) - Black Horse public house (now Check Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: Staff reported seeing shadowy people at the bar, but as they moved towards the area, the figures would vanish. A visiting clairvoyant said that she could see a man in a powered wig writing poetry using a quill.


 
 


Fred the Flusher

Location: Wyke (Yorkshire) - The Hypnotist public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: 'Fred' is thought to be the ghost of am engineer, based at a nearby dam, who drowned in an accident - when seen, he is described as middle aged and dripping wet. Fred is blamed for flushing the toilets when no one is around.


 
 


No Touching the Tankard

Location: Yateley (Hampshire) - White Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This phantom, thought to be James Rogers (the first licensee) has a particular liking for his tankard. When last moved, the alarm system kicked in during the early hours of the morning until a peace offering was made.


 
 


Woman with Sword

Location: Yeovil (Somerset) - Elephant and Castle public house, Middle Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This lady is said to walk about the building holding both a lamp and sword. She was seen passing through a closed wardrobe.


 
 


Tizzy

Location: Yeovil (Somerset) - Ilchester Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: This spirit, thought to be a teenager who died of fever, was heard typing late at night. The teen is also blamed for creating the sounds of barrels being rolled over cobbled stones - the stones had been removed many years previously.


 
 


Human Shape

Location: York (Yorkshire) - Dun Cow public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 August 1977
Further Comments: While on honeymoon, a woman awoke to see the shape of a tall person by the window. The shape appeared to be made up of small pulsating balls of light. The figure suddenly disappeared.


 
 


Caped Man

Location: York (Yorkshire) - First Hussar public house, North Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A small team of men working through the night to complete a painting and decorating job all reported seeing a ghostly man dressed in a cape, who vanished through a wall.


 
 


Green Jenny

Location: York (Yorkshire) - Five Lions public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: This figure has not been seen for many years, and her history is all but forgotten.


 
 


Highwayman

Location: York (Yorkshire) - Four All's public house, A64
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 06 November 2006, 23:45h
Further Comments: A driver returning home from work reported passing a figure on horseback, dressed in highwayman's clothing, stood by the wall of the pub. When the witness looked into his rear view mirror, the figure had vanished.


 
 


Burnt Landlord

Location: York (Yorkshire) - Punchbowl public house, Micklegate Bar
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A landlord who burnt to death in a fire haunts one of the bedrooms and the cellar, while the shade of a woman who died of a broken heart has also been observed on site.


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