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White Hart. Chalfont St Peter

In the high street of Chalfont St Peter, stands the White Heart pub. It is haunted by a phantom fiddler.

In the high street of Chalfont St Peter, stands the White Heart pub. It is haunted by a phantom fiddler.

The former Landlord Donald Ross (1920’s) used to give performances on his violin to customers. Ross had given one of these performances on the night he died, and it is said that the only people to hear the fiddlers music from beyond the grave are landlords who fail to run the pub to the ghost’s high expectations.

The Bear Inn. Chelmsford

Is haunted by the ghost of Charlie ‘Spider’ Marshall who was ostler there in the last century.

Charlie used to shin up the chimney in the bar, pass through the recess between the chimneys where the bacon would be placed for smoking, then emerge down the chimney in the other bar. One evening Charlie performed this trick for the last time, climbing the chimney but never emerging on the other side. His ghost has been seen , by various landlords and poltergeist behaviour has also been experienced at the pub.

The Hobgoblin Public House. Berkshire

Strange Happenings, things moving of their own accord.

Strange Happenings, things moving of their own accord.

This pub has a resident poltergeist called Bob, who mischievously moves coats, makes money disappear and reappear, and turns beer taps on and off.

Chequers Inn. Kent

The ghost of Dick Turpin is reputed to haunt this old public house in Smarden, Kent.

This small but pleasantly well-preserved inn in Smarden, Kent, which has a history dating back to the 14th century, features its very own haunted room inhabited by the ghost of a soldier from the Napoleonic wars. It is said that he woke up mid-robbery and, in the ensuing struggle, he suffered a fatal knife-wound.

More recent accounts include a barmaid  seeing a ‘gentleman in green velvet’ , this apparition has also seen by several customers, they describe a ‘man in green velvet wearing a hat with a plume, sitting at a table writing with a quill pen’. It is believed the man in green is the ghost of Dick Turpin himself.

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Mermaid Inn. Sussex

An American guest witnessed two ghostly swashbuckling sailors who made no sound

An American guest witnessed two ghostly swashbuckling sailors who made no sound – the ghosts appeared to be in the middle of a fight.

One ghost killed the other and then proceeded to rifle through his pockets.