Haunted: The Adam and Eve, Norwich, Norfolk
Stewart | On 30, Jun 2017
The Hauntings at the Adam and Eve
You’ll find the Adam and Eve pub located along Bishopgate in Norwich.
It’s said to be one of the oldest pubs in the city dating back to 1249.
In those early years it was believed to have been a brew house owned by the Benedictine monks at the nearby Great Hospital.
And it was said to have been a favourite watering hole of the stonemasons who were working on Norwich Cathedral.
The pub you can have a drink in today dates back to the 17th century.
One of the interesting features about this pub is that it has a Saxon well located under the floor in the lower bar…
And of course, it’s said to be haunted!
Keeping to the theme of things being buried under the floorboards…
It’s said that medieval monks are buried beneath the pub’s floorboards in the downstairs bar.
And terrified witnesses have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a monk within the pub!
The other ghost often seen at the Adam and Eve is nicknamed ‘Sam’…
It’s thought the real identity of this phantom is Lord Sheffield.
You see, in 1549 Wymondham landowner Robert Ketts rebels stormed the city.
And Lord Sheffield was an army officer during the rebellion.
It’s said that he fell from his horse near Cathedral Close and was stabbed by a butcher.
Fatally wounded, his men dragged him back to the Adam and Eve pub where he later died from his wounds.
It’s now said that his friendly ghost haunts the pub playing little tricks on the regulars every now and again!
David Chisnell (2005) Haunted Norwich. The History Press