The Crown and Horseshoes, Enfield
The Crown and Horseshoes public house is an 18th century Grade II listed building and can be found on Horse Shoe Lane, by the canal. The Crown and Horseshoes has in the past had a reputation for being haunted. “Other than the footsteps and the mysterious banging of doors, nothing much happens these days”, Joan Forman told the author and investigator Andrew Green in 1976.
An apparition has only been seen once, possibly that of a former Landlady named Mrs Clark (according to the Post Office Directory F H G Clark was the licensee from 1914 to at least 1937), by one of the pubs customers. According to ‘The Haunted Pub Guide’ (Guy Lyon Playfair 1985) ‘Brian Bullock was waiting for his usual local to open. Looking through a window, he clearly saw an old lady and wondered who it was. He wondered even more when he learned that there had been nobody on the premises at the time.’
Other experiences reported in the 1980’s included the ringing of bells and apparently the throwing of plates of sandwiches.