Haunted: The Brocket Arms, Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire
Stewart | On 15, May 2017
The Haunted Brocket Arms
Ayot St Lawrence AL6 9BT
The 14th century Brocket Arms is situated in the little village of Ayot St Lawrence.
The village is famous for Shaw’s Corner which was the home of the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.
The Brocket Arms hasn’t always been a pub…
Until the Reformation, it was actually a monastic quarters for the Norman church!
And it’s from this era that the ghost of the Brocket Arms is said to originate.
You see, the pub is said to be haunted by either a priest or a monk.
Phantom footsteps and eerie banging noises have been heard coming from the first floor.
Terrified members of staff have seen a ghostly apparition of a small monk dressed in a brown habit and cowl in the dining room.
The ghostly apparition is said to be the spirit of a monk who was either hung or hanged himself in one of the pub’s rooms.
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Many guests have heard the sound of a phantom child crying in one of the inn’s bedrooms.
Apparently, if you ask whether the child is OK it stops crying!
Members of staff and punters alike have reported seeing a ghostly figure of a man sitting in the bar area of the pub just watching people.
And a senior member of staff was certain they saw a ghostly apparition of a woman in the bar area when they were working late one night.