Starving Rascal, Stourbridge
The Starving Rascal is named after an event in Victorian times which has had lasting repercussions. A beggar turned up at the pub during a particularly harsh winter to ask for some food and drink. He was cruelly turned away by the landlord. Before he died of exposure and malnutrition outside on the steps the beggar placed a curse on the pub.
It is this beggar who is said to still haunt the pub. Wet footprints can appear on the floor even when the weather is dry and staff and customers alike have both felt and seen a figure described as an old man in various parts of the pub.
This is a pub to watch your pint in. Customers have had the experience of seeing a hand reach out to grab their pint only to find there is nobody there!