9 Haunted Pubs in Suffolk
Stewart | On 17, Apr 2017
The Four Horseshoes Inn, Thornham Magna
The thatched 12th century Four Horseshoes Inn situated along Wickham Road in Thornham Magna is said to be haunted…
The ghosts of an old lady and her young daughter are said to scare the living daylights out of the guests in the middle of the night.
You see, they wake them up by making spooky banging noises and switching their televisions on!
The Red Lion, Martlesham
The Red Lion pub located on Main Road near Martlesham is said to be haunted by a ghost of a pilot who was believed to be en route back to the airfield when he crashed his aircraft and was tragically killed…
Sometimes, his ghostly apparition is actually seen in the pub!
The Castle Inn, Framlingham
The Castle Inn situated just a stone’s throw away from the castle is said to be the oldest pub in Framlingham.
Like the Crown and Anchor, the Castle Inn is said to be haunted by a young child…
In this case, the young child is said to be a spirit of a young boy who was once a resident of the poorhouse within Framlingham Castle!
The Three Tuns, Bungay
The Three Tuns pub in Earsham Street has a reputation for being haunted.
In 1969, an investigating medium claimed it was haunted by no less than twenty four ghosts!
One of the spirits was said to be a notorious 18th century highwayman called Tom Hardy who was said to have used the inn to plan his unlawful endeavours.
Another ghost believed to have haunted the inn was an 18 year old called Rex Bacon who was said to have hung himself in the Three Tuns in 1682 after killing his wife’s lover.
In recent years, the Three Tuns hasn’t reported any paranormal activity taking place in its four walls.
But, paranormal investigators have been drawn to the nearby 17th century King’s Head opposite the Three Tuns where unexplained ghostly noises have been reported!
Maybe the Three Tuns entities have migrated to the King’s Head?
Old Blue Anchor, Lowestoft
In 1976, a ghostly apparition of a monk was seen by terrified witnesses in the Old Blue Anchor pub at the other end of the High Street.
The phantom monk was seen in one of the pub’s bedrooms.
The witness described the temperature of the bedroom suddenly dropping with a blast of cold air before the ghostly monk appeared!
The Nutshell, Bury St Edmunds
The Nutshell on the corner of the Traverse is one of the smallest pubs in England.
The building dates back to the 1800s and it has a few ghostly tales to tell…
The upstairs is said to be haunted by a little boy who’s been witnessed sitting on his tod in the room.
Local legend says the little boy died in the premises in mysterious circumstances.
A lot of the poltergeist activity which happens within the building is blamed on this poor little boy!
A phantom monk is also said to haunt the building and members of staff have often smelt the smell of an old fashion perfume within the pub after it has been closed to the public.
The Halberd Inn, Ipswich
In Northgate Street there’s an Irish theme pub which at one time was known as the Halberd Inn.
It’s said that if you place your ear to the pub’s walls you can hear the sound of a human heart beating!
Phantom footsteps, eerie shadows, unexplained smashed glasses and heavy beer barrels being mysteriously moved are just some of the paranormal activity to be reported from the pub.
Locals say that the spirit of a monk who was murdered in the pub now haunts it today.
The Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich
Many years ago in the 1920s, there apparently was a bad fire at the famous Great White Horse Hotel in which a lady called Flossie Fluyd was tragically killed.
Her ghostly apparition is often seen by scared witnesses in Room 305 where she disappears through the room’s wall.
Guests staying in Room 209 often complained about the people in the upstairs room to them dragging heavy furniture across the floor in the middle of the night…
The eerie thing is, a fire destroyed the room above 209 and all that’s there today is the roof of the building!
The Woolpack Inn, Ipswich
There’s an old 16th century smuggler’s pub called the Woolpack Inn situated in Tuddenham Road…
A spirit called Old Grog who’s believed to be the ghost of Admiral Vernon is said to haunt the pub.
The Admiral is not the only ghost to haunt the old inn.
The pub’s chief got the fright of his life one night when he witnessed a grey shadow walk through his bedroom!
Alan Murdie (2013) Haunted Bury St Edmunds. The History Press
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press
Pete Jennings (2011) Haunted Ipswich. The History Press
THE RED LION HOTEL: One of the Most Haunted Places in Essex!
The Red Lion Hotel is said to be haunted by three ghosts.
The ghost of a small boy, a monk and a lady called Alice Catherine Millar.
Alice was believed to have been a chambermaid who worked at the Red Lion who was brutally murdered by her lover in the hotel.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen in the hotel’s kitchen and in Rooms 5, 6 and 10.
Another ghostly apparition seen at the Red Lion is that of a hooded monk
He’s often witnessed in the early hours of the morning walking along the hotel’s corridors
The final ghost believed to haunt this historic hotel is that of a small boy
He's seen by children in the Parliament Restaurant which was once the old Banqueting Hall.