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’. The Castle Inn had a reputation for being haunted after two apparitions were reported. One witness claimed to see a man pass through a locked a door. The other apparition has been seen several times and is that of an 18th century woman wearing a black dress. At one time an exorcism was performed in the pub which apparently did not work.
There is also a story attached to the pub concerning a ghostly carriage that was supposed to drive through the building once a year on a certain anniversary.