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Discover Who Haunts the Crown and Anchor Pub in Shoreham-by-Sea

| On 29, Sep 2016

The Crown and Anchor pub is said to be HAUNTED BY MANY GHOSTS!

You’ll find the Crown and Anchor pub along the High Street of the West Sussex seaside town of Shoreham-by-Sea.


The pub is said to have been built on a site which was once used for public hangings!

So it won’t probably surprise you to find out that the Crown and Anchor also has a reputation for being haunted…


The Ghosts of the Crown and Anchor

The young son of a former landlord got the shock of his life one night when he awoke to find a pair of ghostly legs hanging from his ceiling.

It’s said that a séance was performed the night before and a ghost of a hanging man was evoked.

The pub is also said to be haunted by the ghosts of two young children, a boy and a girl.

Apparently they hide a lot because they’re afraid of the hanging man!

A ghostly Spaniard and a ghost of a French girl are also said to haunt the pub.

Local legend says that French girl was brought ashore by a sailor or soldier during the Napoleonic Wars.

He abandoned her when she became pregnant.

She worked at the pub as a serving wench but tragically committed suicide by throwing herself out of the pub’s upstairs rear window.

Terrified witnesses who’ve seen her ghostly apparition describe her as being pale looking, dressed in grey and muttering a French phrase!


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