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Haunted Public Houses in the UK?

Below is a small list of the most well known Public Houses in the UK which are said to have paranormal disturbances. MAPIT neither confirm nor deny that such location definately have such phenomena. There are a number of details below that talk of the said experiences at these locations compiled by investigators, researchers and authors of the subject...


The Grenadier public House in London’s Belgravia was once the favourite haunt of soldiers from the Duke of Wellington’s regiment. It is currently decorated with military paraphernalia, mostly from the old Imperial days, and is to be allegedly haunted by the ghost of one unfortunate grenadier. The story runs that he was playing cards with his fellows and was caught cheating. Outraged, they beat him up and threw him down the pub stairwell. The poor chap aparently died and is said to haunt the public house to this day...



If you like being jostled out of your seat by an unseen force or having your pocket picked you might enjoy a visit to the Golden Fleece public house in York. An alleged ghostly pickpocket and a phantom curmudgeon who sometimes gets upset whenever a customer sits in what used to be his favourite seat in the establishment are among the spectral regulars in this said to be haunted building But they’re not aparently alone. There are quite a few others, including a the sighting of a ghostly dog that tugs at punters’ trouser legs...



With its stone circles and ancient monuments of all kinds, Wiltshire has long been a centre of paranormal activity, ranging from ghost sightings to UFO reports. Some believe this relates to the large number of leys found in the county. The Red Lion pub in Avebury is said to lie at the intersection of two leys, and is actually located inside a stone circle. It is also well known for its spooky visitations - including the ghost of a woman called Florrie who was murdered by her soldier husband in the 17th century after he discovered that she had been unfaithful to him while he was away at war...



The Devil’s Stone Inn in Shebbear gets its eerie name from the mysterious giant boulder which sits at the centre of the town. No one knows where it came from and legend has it that it was dropped by the Devil himself as he was flying overhead. The Inn has a spooky reputation too, and is allegedly haunted by quite a number ghosts. Most of these seem to have a fairly pleasant disposition, according to the ghost hunters and who have visited the premises, other than a single curmudgeon who was believed to be a rent collector in life...



The Ship Inn public house in Sandgate, Kent is said to be haunted by a spirit known as The Fish Lady. This fussy appaition, who has occasionally been seen dressed in Victorian-era clothes, has been known to pester customers she doesn’t care for. Customers have reported be prodded, pinched, pulled and pushed. It is believed she is a former owner of the building, but unfortunately there seems to be little historical evidence to support this. Unusual banging sounds and footsteps have also been heard sometimes accompanied by unusual odours. The building looks a little Tudor in its design...


MAPIT Investigations.

The Grenadier Public House : Not visited nor investigated.
The Golden Fleece, York : Visited for 2 hours on September 21st 1997 - Nothing to report.
The Red Lion, Avebury : Visited for 3 hours on March 7th 1997 - Nothing to report.
The Kings Arms, Monkton Farleigh : Not visited nor investigated.
St. Anne’s Castle, Great Leighs : Not visited nor investigated.
The Skirrid Inn, Wales : Visited for 2 hours on May 12th 1999 - Dust Orbs Photographed.
  Visited for 3 hours on August 25th 2000 - Nothing to report.
Devil's Stone Inn, Devon : Not visited nor investigated.
The Ship Inn, Sandgate : Not visited nor investigated.
The Seven Stars, Robertsbridge : Not visited nor investigated.
Marsden Grotto, South Shields : Not visited nor investigated.

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