9 Haunted Pubs in Buckinghamshire
Stewart | On 22, Mar 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 Chequers Inn, Amersham
Along the London Road in the market town of Amersham you’ll find the grade II listed Chequers Inn.
The inn dates back to the 15th century and is stacked in history.
It’s said to be very haunted, so much so that it’s been exorcise on numerous occasions…
It seems the exorcisms didn’t work as it’s still said to be haunted by up to nine ghosts!
You see, in the early 1500s the Lollard Martyrs were burnt to death for their religious belief in the Bury End part of Amersham.
Seven Lollard Martyrs were held in the Chequers Inn before their execution.
And it’s now believed that their spirits are responsible for the majority of the hauntings which take place at the inn.
Terrified witnesses have seen a ghostly apparition of a hooded woman in white in one of the inn’s upstairs bedroom.
Some say that the figure is Joan the daughter of William Tylsworth who was one of the martyrs to be burnt at the stake.
Another spooky cloaked figure is often witnessed by members of staff and punters alike in the bar area of the inn.
He’s said to be a man called Osman who was the gaoler of the Lollard Martyrs.
There are a couple more ghosts which are rumoured to haunt the Chequers…
One is a young chimney sweep who’s said to roam the inn and the other is of a woman dressed in grey that’s often seen wandering around the outside of the pub!
The Greyhound Inn, Chalfont St Peter
You’ll find the Grade II listed Greyhound Inn along the High Street in the village of Chalfont St Peter.
The timber framed former coaching inn dates back to the 16th century.
And boasts notable guests such as Oliver Cromwell, Winston Churchill and the notorious Judge Jeffreys!
Local legend says that a phantom stagecoach has been known to suddenly appear outside the inn.
Witnesses have reported seeing the ghostly apparitions of a coachman together with passengers sitting on the stagecoach.
The Boot and Slipper, Amersham
You’ll find the Boot and Slipper along Rickmansworth Road in Amersham.
The pub dates back to the 15th century.
A few years ago a bad fire broke out at the Boot and Slipper resulting in a lot of the pub being destroyed.
The pub was rebuilt around the original 15th century timber frame but after the building work was completed paranormal activity started up!
Spooked members of staff and guests alike reported hearing eerie whispering and seeing curtains and doors moved on their own accord.
Witnesses also reported seeing shadowy figures and objects fall by themselves.
Members of the bar staff didn’t like to venture down into the cellar by themselves as they had felt something brush past them and often felt like they were being watch by someone unseen.
On one occasion a staff member actually felt somebody touch them on their shoulder!
Elephant and Castle, Amersham
You’ll find the Elephant and Castle pub situated along Amersham’s High Street.
The Grade II listed pub dates back to the 17th century.
The Elephant and Castle is reputed to be haunted by a ghostly woman.
In 2001, the landlady’s son witnessed the apparition of a woman dressed from head to toe in black in the flat above the pub.
The neighbour also reported seeing the same apparition walk through a wall into the pub’s kitchen on two separate occasions.
Previous barmaids have reported having their bottoms pinched by somebody unseen whilst they’ve been alone down in the cellar!
Partridge Arms, Aston Clinton
You’ll find the Partridge Arms situated along Green End Street in the village of Aston Clinton.
The Partridge Arms is said to be haunted by the ghosts of a crying child and a woman who plays an organ.
The Royal Standard of England, Forty Green
You’ll find the historic Royal Standard of England pub located along Brindle Lane in the hamlet of Forty Green near the market town of Beaconsfield.
The pub is well over nine hundred years old… it’s most probably the oldest Free House in England!
It’s also said to be haunted by a few ghosts…
The first is of a ghostly woman who haunts the lady’s toilets.
Terrified visitors to the pub have also witnessed a ghostly apparition of a man walk across the pub and disappear through the wall next to Edmund Burkes fireplace in the Candle Room.
The pub’s landlords think he’s either the ghost of a traveller who was ran over and killed by a speeding coach and horses.
Or, it’s a Cavalier from the English Civil War who was executed outside the pub in 1642.
The last ghost to haunt the Royal Standard of England is also from the time when the Cavaliers where executed by Parliamentarians during the England Civil War.
It’s a young twelve year old Royalist drummer boy who’s said to be the one behind the eerie sound of a phantom drum being beaten.
Many of the locals have heard the ghostly drumming in the area of the pub’s car park.
The White Hart, Chalfont St Peter
You’ll find the White Hart pub located along the High Street in the village of Chalfont St Peter.
The Grade II listed pub dates back to the 17th century.
The White Hart is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former landlord from the 1920s called Donald Ross.
Donald used to play his violin to his customers.
And apparently he was playing his violin on the night that he died.
It’s said his ghost plays his phantom violin when he’s not happy with the way the pub is being run!
Donald’s ghost has also been blamed for moving glasses and optics, brushing pass customers and spooking pet dogs.
The Watts Arms, Hanslope
You’ll find the Watts Arms along the Castlethorpe Road in the village of Hanslope.
The Grade II listed building dates back to the early 19th century.
The pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of the Highland Hercules aka Alex McKay.
Alex McKay was a well-known bare-knuckle fighter who died after being knocked unconscious during a fight with Emerald Gem Burns.
The fight took place near to the pub and Alex’s body was carried by spectators back to the Watts Arms.
King George V, High Wycombe
You’ll find King George V pub situated along the London Road in High Wycombe.
The traditional pub is said to be haunted…
In 2000 spooked witnesses reported seeing ghostly shadows appear on the walls of the bar area.
And after closing time members of staff reported hearing soft phantom voices talking!