The Lord Eldon, Knutsford
The 300 year old Lord Eldon public house is thought to be haunted by the ghost of Annie Sarah Pollitt, daughter of James Pollitt the landlord of the Lord Eldon in the late 19th century. She was also, in 1864 crowned the first May Queen of Knutsford’s famous Royal May Day fair.
Experiences include the witnessing of an apparition that is said to wear clothing dating from the 1800’s, flickering lights, moving objects and a unidentified cold breeze. According to an article that appeared in the Warrington Guardian on 13 June 2001. ‘Landlady Laura Scullion was sceptical about the myth when she took over the pub two years ago – until she too glimpsed a white figure. “We had just closed for the night and I was standing at the bar with a barman when the white shadow of a woman moved across the bar and into the tap room,” she said.’