Haunted: The Mill Hotel, Sudbury, Suffolk
Stewart | On 13, May 2017
The Haunted Mill Hotel
Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury CO10 1BD
Along Walnut Tree Lane in Sudbury there’s an old water mill which has now been converted into a rather nice hotel.
It’s believed that a mill has stood on this site on the river for at least a thousand years.
The older parts of the present day Mill Hotel are believed to date back to the early 19th century.
And it’s probably from this century in which the mill ghost comes from…
A ghostly apparition of a lady has been witnessed in the older parts of the Mill Hotel.
It’s believed that the ghost is that of a lady who once tragically drowned beneath the water wheel of the mill.
It’s said that the ghost has spooked the hotel’s members of staff once too often that they now don’t like to be alone in the older parts of the mill!
You’ll find that the mill ghost isn’t the only eerie thing about the hotel…
You see, displayed beneath the floor of the Mill Hotel is the rather disturbing mummified remains of a cat!
In days gone by, cats were often bricked up in building to bring good luck.
And the water mill in Sudbury wasn’t spared from this tradition when it was built.
In 1971, when the water mill was converted into the Mill Hotel the remains of a mummified cat were discovered bricked up in the building.
The remains of the cat was removed from the building and strangely sold to a nearby shop…
That shop burnt down and the hotel had a run of bad luck shortly after the cat was removed from the building!
Today, you’ll be happy to know, the mummified moggy has been returned to the mill and all is peaceful again at the hotel.
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: The Queen Hotel, Chester
The Queen Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl.
She’s said to haunt the area of a former nursery which was once situated on the second floor of the hotel.
Women guests have reported the little girl ghost has sneaked up behind them and pulled their hair before making her escape!