3 Haunted Pubs in Bishop’s Stortford
Stewart | On 10, Sep 2017
AMBERLY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
Today, the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
It's said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Emily who committed suicide at the castle.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses in and around the Herstmonceux Room!
The Cock Inn
Situated on the Hockerill crossroads in Bishop’s Stortford you’ll find the 16th century Cock Inn.
In the 1980s, the landlady reported that the historic inn was haunted by two ghosts…
One was a man in clothing from the English Civil War era and the other was a serving wench!
The pub underwent some renovation work which seemed to upset the residential ghosts as all hell broke loose…
Sudden temperature drops, tables being moved on their own accord and lamps being mysteriously smashed were just some of the paranormal activity to take place in the pub during the building work.
The landlady reassured the spirits that the work would improve the building and she deck out the pub with beautiful flowers.
This tactic seemed to work as the paranormal activity suddenly stopped just as quickly as it had started!
The Boars Head
The ancient Boars Head pub which dates back to 1420 is located on Windhill in the town.
It’s said to be one of the pubs in which the Grey Lady stops before heading towards St Michael’s Church.
It’s also said to have a couple of residential ghosts too…
Witnesses have seen the ghostly apparition of an anxious looking woman sitting in the corner of the bar.
And a ghostly figure of a man has been witness in the pub’s cellar.
He’s actually believed to be a former employee!
Are these ghosts responsible for the paranormal activity seen by terrified witnesses in the bar one day?
Apparently, the credit card machine went haywire spewing out streams of paper then unexplained eerie knocks occurred on the front door followed by the optics above the bar shaking violently.
The George Inn
The oldest recorded pub in Bishop’s Stortford is the George Inn which is located on the corner of the High Street and North Street.
The historic inn has a Victorian façade but it actually dates back to the 1417.
In the 1600’s both Charles I and Charles II visited the hotel.
The George Inn is one of the town’s buildings which is said to be haunted by the Grey Lady.
Terrified members of staff have seen a white shape hovering in the hotel’s cellar…
But the cellar isn’t the most paranormally active area within the hotel, that’s left to Room 27!
It’s said that a woman was once stabbed to death by a burglar in that room.
Guest staying in the room had complained that they feel their being watched by something unknown.
And have also reported seeing the wardrobe’s doors open on their own accord and the bedroom’s lights turn on and off by themselves.
On one occasion a young couple witnessed a grey mist above the bed…
And one poor guest was scared witless when he saw a ghostly apparition of a lady in a grey dress next to the bed looking as though she was in a lot of pain!
Damien O’Dell (2009) Paranormal Hertfordshire. Amberley