Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

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.


Giles

Location: Warrington (Cheshire) - Black Horse Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One story says that the area around the inn is haunted by a stumbling and/or crawling figure who vanishes when approached. Some name him as Giles Boston, mortally injured during a fight with Royalist troops.


Lying Landlord

Location: Warwick (Warwickshire) - Anchor Inn
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former landlord of the inn was involved in looting the dead bodies from the Battle of Edgehill; during a trial to establish his guilt in which the crook lied through his teeth, the Devil appeared and took the man straight to hell.


Jane

Location: Waterfoot (Lancashire) - Railway Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Jane is a tall grey ghost that is blamed for messing up bedcovers and other misdemeanours around the building.


Knocking

Location: Waterhouses (Staffordshire) - Ye Olde Crown Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2008 - 2011 (and ongoing)
Further Comments: A number of poltergeist activities have been reported by a paranormal team based in the Inn, including knocking which answers questions, voices caught on recording devices, fleeting shadows, and small objects which move across surfaces. A young girl has also been observed dancing by the fireplace and a toothless old man sits in a corner.


Anthony Babington

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - Lincoln's Inn Fields
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once a popular place for the populace to view the public executions, this dark figure seen lurking around the area at night could be one of those hung, drawn and quartered on the spot.


Black Winged Creature

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - Old Chambers, Lincoln's Inn (no longer standing)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Circa 1901
Further Comments: Charles Appleby was found dead in his room, large claw marks on his arms and neck, the door and windows locked from the inside. Witnesses outside the building who could see into his room through a window said they could see the man fighting a shadowy bird like creature, though it was at least the same size as Appleby. Reports of the creature continued for a while afterwards, and one team of investigators who put down chalk dust during their stakeout recording finding large claw marks in the powder the following day.


Robert Perceval

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - Private chambers, Serle Street, Lincoln's Inn
Type: Manifestation of the Living
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While a student here, the young Perceval watched as a doppelganger entered his room, blood covering the head and chest. Perceval fainted, and when he came to, the figure had vanished. Several days (or months, depending on the storyteller) later he was found dead, battered around the areas where his double had been seen to bleed. After his death, Perceval's ghost was said to manifest in his former room, still covered in blood.


Unlucky Place to Drink

Location: WC2 (Greater London) - Fleece Inn Tavern (demolished 1820, thought to have stood on Catherine Street), Covent Garden
Type: Other
Date / Time: Pre 1820
Further Comments: After a string of murders on the property, the site gained a reputation of being unlucky until it was demolished.


Grey Lady

Location: Wedmore (Somerset) - George Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This Edwardian lass dressed in grey silently walks the corridors here. Guests at the hotel are said to have more than their fair share of sleep paralysis incidents.


Walking Man

Location: Wells (Somerset) - Sherston Inn, Priory Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This figure only appeared for a few seconds, walking through the bar area before vanishing.


Hand of Glory

Location: West Bromwich (West Midlands) - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1870 to 1970
Further Comments: A hand of glory discovered within the attic was removed from the property. For one hundred years after, the building was haunted by ghostly footsteps.


Grey Lady

Location: West Kyo (Durham) - Earl Grey Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This public house is thought to be haunted by a former nineteenth century landlady.


Dog in Cellar

Location: West Mersea (Essex) - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Delivery men at the White Hart Inn have complained of a dog darting under their feet as they worked in the cellar, though the landlords have always insisted that the area is devoid of animals.


Murdered Publican

Location: West Thurrock (Essex) - The Ship Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Shot in the 19 Century, the pub owner is finding it hard to rest...


Sea Shanties

Location: Weymouth (Dorset) - Boot Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: One owner of the inn reported hearing old sea shanties being sung at night in deserted rooms and heavy footsteps walking around. A seaman has also been reported, who vanishes without trace.


Old Sword

Location: Whitchurch Canonicorum (Dorset) - Old Five Bells Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown if still present
Further Comments: An old sword was stored in a cupboard in this pub, with an old tale saying that if it was ever removed, the site would become haunted.


Sobbing

Location: Widecombe-in-the-Moor (Devon) - The Old Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The crying has been blamed on an unseen child, who haunts one of the rooms upstairs. An older gentleman reportedly walks the ground floor of the public house, vanishing when he reaches the kitchen.


Smart Man

Location: Wigan (Lancashire) - The Mount and Premier Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2008
Further Comments: One witness awoke to see a man dressed in a 1960s suit in the room. The man vanished when the witness cried out. A manager at the inn said that a number of figures had been seen on the site, as the inn was built on the site of a nunnery.


Gladys Saxton

Location: Wigglesworth (Yorkshire) - Plough Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1945 onwards
Further Comments: Gladys Saxton and her maid Margaret Harrison were killed in a fire at the building in 1945. Since that date, a woman wearing a long black dress has been seen by guests at the building. There is also a report of a phantom highwayman being spotted standing in a doorway.


Monk with No Legs

Location: Winchcombe (Gloucestershire) - Cowl Lane, Pike Bank area, and Old Corner Cupboard Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1993
Further Comments: Reports of a ghostly black monk coming from these areas are not uncommon, some saying that the figure looked as if he sunk slightly into the ground, others saying he floats two foot above the path.


Henry

Location: Winchester (Hampshire) - Jolly Farmer inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Hanged somewhere close to the inn for theft, the shade now torments the bar staff by periodically playing with the pumps.


Fading Trio

Location: Withington (Gloucestershire) - The Mill Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen standing by the fireplace together, this small group of shades featured a woman with a large hat being flanked by two men. She could be a former landlady who drowned in the nearby river.


White Lady

Location: Woburn (Bedfordshire) - The Inn (was the Bedford Arms Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The misty white lady is not alone in her haunting of this building. A ghostly figure is also reported to sit by the fireplace smoking a pipe, a little phantom dog by his side.


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