A sailor who was murdered nearby returns to the public house to finish his last drink
Many people who have stayed here have reported strange incidents in the night and the Inn staff have been sent many photographs from guests. One of the most famous and recurring events he has been the ghost of a murdered sailor often seen sitting on the wall outside the building. There have also been reports including of a phantom man hanging by his neck from a nearby tree!.
Staff members of the Jamaica Inn have heard conversations uttered in a foreign tongue most likely Cornish. The most active areas of the Inn seem to center around the The Smuggler’s Bar, The Stable Bar, the restaurant and upstairs in bedroom four. Other Areas of strange happening include the sounding of horses hooves and the sound of metal rimmed wheels turning on the rough cobbles of the courtyard, yet upon investigation nothing is to be found.
With such an extensive history, including several centuries of smuggling, its not surprising that the Inn has a varied and colourful past, during the early 1900s the Inn was used as a temperance house.