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The Starting Gate, Walsall

A good deal of activity has been reported at the Starting Gate including many newspaper reports of the alleged paranormal happenings here. The ghost haunting the pub is reputed to be that of a previous landlady, Ethel Freeman, who is said to have committed suicide in the cellar sometime around the 1950s. Read More »

Horse and Jockey, Wednesbury

Horse and Jockey

The haunting at the Horse and Jockey is related to a suicide at the pub. The story goes that a man walked in, ordered a double brandy and then shot himself. Nicknamed 'Cyril', he makes his presence felt in a number of ways. Loud bangs are heard and cold spots felt in the bar area and lights get turned on and off. Read More »

The Hog's Head, Wolverhampton

Hogs Head

The Hog's Head used to be known as The Vine. As far as is known there are two ghosts here. One is a train driver called Marber who was killed in the bombing during World War Two. He is apt to sit quietly at the bar before simply disappearing. Read More »

Giffard Arms, Wolverhampton

Giffard Arms

A good deal of paranormal activity is reported at the Giffard Arms. Apart from poltergeist type activity such as glasses moving and doors opening and closing on their own there are at least three apparitions documented here. Read More »

Fountain Inn, Tipton

Fountain Inn

The Fountain Inn in Tipton is well known locally for being associated with the legendary boxer, William Perry, known as The Tipton Slasher. He is reputed to have used the attic of the pub for training. This may explain the ghostly figure of a man dressed in shorts with a full moustache who has been seen here. Read More »

Exchange Vaults

Exchange Vaults

The Exchange Vaults is also known as the Cuban Exchange. The ghosts that haunt this pub have military connections with both the First and Second World Wars. When Captain Roger Tart of The South Staffordshire Regiment left for the front he told regulars to save his seat in the corner of the bar. Read More »

Four Ashes Lane Green Ghost

In September 1986 an experience on Four Ashes Lane, led to speculation that a large Green Man haunted Cryers Hill. The following article entitled ‘Phantom of the Forest’ was published in the South Bucks Star on 26 September 1986 and concerned Mark Nursey’s experience which took place six days earlier. Read More »

The Cat Inn, Enville

Cat Inn - Enville

The ghost story of The Cat Inn concerns an old tramp, Billy Pitt, who collapsed in the snow one bitter cold night in mid-winter. The howling of Billy's dog, Jim, brought a group of drunks out of the inn to see what was going on. They dragged Billy into the pub and revived him by the fire. Read More »

The Brittania, Gornal

Britannia - Gornal

The Brittania is nicknamed 'Sallies' after Sallie Williams who ran the quaint old pub until her death in 1991. Much activity has been experienced here. Dogs seem particularly afraid of the entrance to the cellar and have been known to follow some unseen presence around the lounge. Things often get moved around and sometimes go missing only to turn up in unusual places. Read More »

The Bell Inn

Bell Tong

The Bell Inn is a 19th century country pub with a large conservatory used as a dining room. It is here that the ghost of a mischievous little girl is seen flitting amongst the tables. She is only ever seen for a split second and often only out the corner of the eye, but the description of a little girl with long curly hair wearing a party dress is always the same. Read More »

Dudley Arms, Himley

Dudley Arms

It is no surprise that The Dudley Arms is haunted given the amount of paranormal activity reported in the surrounding area. The pub is said to be haunted by one of the previous landlords who loved the pub so much he simply refuses to leave. Read More »

Crooked House, Himley

Crooked House

The Crooked House, as the name suggests, has suffered from mining subsidence which creates some weird effects in the old part of the pub. Marbles appear to roll uphill on the window ledges but this is nothing paranormal, more a mix of subsidence and optical illusion but entertaining none the less. Read More »

Bush Inn, Gornal Wood

Bush Inn

The Bush Inn dates back to Georgian times and has a long history of strange phenomena. The sounds of barrels being moved and loud bangs have been experienced here together with the sight of an ornamental plate being flung from the wall only to land intact some feet away. The sounds of heavy footsteps coming from the attic have also been heard on occasions. Read More »

Beacon Hotel, Sedgley

Beacon Hotel

The Beacon Hotel is a Victorian style pub and home to the Sarah Hughes Brewery. Sarah took over the pub in 1921 but by all accounts still keeps a watchful eye over the pub and not just from her realistic portrait. She was seen by one of the previous managers walking through a wall in the smoke room where there was once a door. Read More »

The Strines Inn, Bradfield

The Strines Inn is a Grade II listed building which historically has its roots in the 13th century. The Worrall family built a manor house here in 1275 though this was rebuilt and enlarged around 1560. The Inn is situated on the Mortimer Road, which was a Turnpike Road between Grindleford and Penistone built by Hans Winthrop Mortimer (Born 1734 - Died 1807), Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury. Read More »

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. Read More »

Shrieking Pond or Pit

The Shrieking Pond or Shrieking Pit is a pool near Hungry Hill that is said to be haunted by the ghost of woman who drowned there in 1780.

The New Leathern Bottle, Warfield

Dating from the late 17th century, The New Leathern Bottle is a Grade II listed building with a reputation of being haunted. According to their website a murder took place here. They state that ‘In the mid 1800s the Leathern Bottle, as it was then, was owned and run by the Careys. Hannah Carey was known to be a loose woman and would make herself available to the men of the area. Read More »

The Dun Cow, Olney

Possibly having been located at 2 Yardley Road, the Dun Cow inn is now long gone. In his almanac ‘Olney, Bucks’ (1907), Oliver Ratcliff gives the following story about the pub. ‘The old Dun Cow Inn, which stood on the Yardley Road, was also reported to be haunted. Read More »

Olney Houses & Devil Legends

The following stories associating the Devil with homes in Olney were published in ‘Olney, Bucks’ (1907) by Oliver Ratcliff. ‘According to legendary accounts the Devil seems to have frequently favoured Olney with his presence. Read More »

1 Yardley Road (Formerly The Castle Inn)

Now an Indian restaurant called Amaya, 1 Yardley Road was once The Castle Inn. This 17th century, Grade II listed building was described in Oliver Ratcliff’s almanac ‘Olney, Bucks’ (1907) as ‘one of the oldest inns of Olney and is supposed to stand upon the site of the old castle of Olney which stood in feudal times’. Read More »

The Two Brewers

The Two Brewers public house is a Grade II listed building which according to the 1907 ‘Olney, Bucks’ almanac by Oliver Ratcliff has a Devil legend associated with it. ‘There is an inn, called the Two Brewers, which he used to visit frequently, causing the host to play the fool and dance at his bidding. Read More »

Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Olney

According to ‘A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 4’ (1927) ‘A church existed in the parish from a very early period, probably long before 1273, the date of the first known reference, but the present structure was built during the middle of the 14th century, the chancel being erected first and the other parts of the building some few years later. Read More »

Whirly Pit, Olney

Oliver Ratcliff gives the following legend concerning this pond in his ‘Olney, Bucks’ Almanack (1907). ‘At the north end of the town there is a pond known as the Whirly Pit. This was supposed to be bottomless and to be fed by some mysterious spring. It is a curious fact that it never show’s any signs of becoming dry. Read More »

Tobar-na-glas a Coille (The Well in the Grey Wood)

'This well lies near the old military road, near the top of the hill that divides the glen of Corgarff from Glengairn. In a small knoll near it lived a spiteful Spirit that went by the name of Duine-glase-beg, i.e., the Little Grey Man. He was guardian of the well and watched over its water with great care. Read More »



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