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 ┬áseeing 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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Loves a good ghost story, especially whilst sat in front of an open log fire on a cold and dark winters night.

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