The South West is bursting with ghost stories, and here are several haunted pubs for you to check out if you dare.
Garrick’s Head, Bath: The “Grey Lady” haunts this pub near the Royal Theatre in Bath. The shadowy figure is said to have hung herself (or jumped from a high window) after falling in love with an actor whom her husband proceeded to kill in a duel out of jealousy and rage.
Francis Hotel, Bath: Located in the historic Queen Square, this Grade I listed hotel is said to be haunted by a housekeeper who committed suicide in 1858 due to depression.
George and Pilgrims Inn, Glastonbury: A picture taken recently spotted a shadowy female figure in the background that wasn’t in any picture before or after. This site is considered to be one of the most haunted pubs in the occult capital of England.
Holman Clavel Inn, Blagdon: Occupying this 600-year-old pub is “Chimbley Charlie”, a mischievous hearth spirit known for spoiling dinners and playing skittles in the back of the street.
The Ram Inn, Wotton under Edge: Built in 1145, the Ram Inn has earned itself the title of the most haunted building in the country. It is said to be haunted by a witch burnt at the stake in the 1500’s.
Other haunted watering holes worth checking out include:
The Red Lion, Avebury
Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor
The King and Queen, Highworth
The Bowl Inn, Almondsbury
The Old Church House Inn, Torbryan