The Mill Inn
The Mill Inn is a family owned public house steeped in local history having previously been a saw and grain mill. On their website they state ‘we have our very own ghost. In November 1923, Robert Forrest the miller, died alone in the top room of the Mill when an accident caused his death.’ Forty five year old, Robert Brown Forrest died on 15 November 1923. His death certificate shows he was a farmer and married to Helen Russell Howat. The cause of death was recorded as accidental crushing by machinery.
Jasmine Gould told me ‘I worked there just after it opened as a bar/restaurant and had several weird experiences (as did many other staff) thought to be the miller who fell into the threshing machine. From footsteps and presences in the upstairs bistro, files flying off shelves in the office, problems with the CD player that could not be explained, wine bottles and crates moving around in the cellar. I personally witnessed a heavy mustard pot move across the bar before the lid flew off as I was folding napkins one afternoon.’