Haunted English Pubs
by Donald Stuart
Firstly I have got to say that I greatly admire the time and effort given to researching and writing this book by the author. He actually cycled the length and breadth of England and visited all the pubs mentioned. The result is a marvellous reference book, all neatly grouped into counties and then alphabetically listed into areas. We are then given the 'highlights' for each of the haunted pubs in a couple of paragraphs.
I was delighted to spot quite a few establishments that I have visited, including the wonderful Nutshell in Bury St Edmunds, reputed to be the smallest pub in the UK. It is said to be haunted by a small child who was murdered in a bedroom and a monk (who may like a dab or two of perfume!!). The Castle Inn in Castleton Derbyshire - a gorgeous old English village, boasts a ghostly jilted bride and the spectre of a woman buried under the foundations of the inn.
Great to see a selection of London watering holes, including the George inn at Borough, the old coaching inn where the Ghost club have enjoyed a few Christmas lunches - it's reported that in 1855,George Rymer, a local eccentric hanged himself and his ghostly figure can still be seen haunting the bar and courtyard. Also the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich, the landlord reported seeing an elderly man dressed 'Victorian style' and the landlady got so used to him, she would greet him with a cheery 'Hello'.
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