The 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. Thinking to have some sport with the old vagrant they plied him with strong drink until ordered out of the pub by the landlord at closing time. The drunken rabble locked poor old Billy in the stocks and strangled his dog nearby to silence his howling. The following morning the bodies of both Billy and Jim were found to be frozen solid in the snow.
Since then, the ghosts of both Billy and his dog are said to haunt the village around The Cat Inn searching for their cruel tormenters. At certain times the chilling howl of a dog is heard to split the night air. Of course this is very much a ghost story in the traditional style. Nevertheless, a spectral figure has been seen in the area crossing the main Bridgnorth Road, seemingly oblivious to the presence of modern day traffic.