3 Haunted Pubs in Cambridge
Stewart | On 10, Sep 2017
The Red Cow
The Red Cow pub was once situated on Corn Exchange Street in the centre of Cambridge.
The Grade 2 listed pub was said to have been haunted by a ghostly figure of a man.
Terrified witnesses have only seen his apparition from the knees upwards.
It’s believed that over the years the floors of the building have been altered to a higher level which probably explains why his ghostly figure seems to be cut off at the knees!
The Pickerel Inn
The Pickerel Inn situated in Magdalene Street dates back to 1608 making it the oldest licensed premises in Cambridge.
With such a historic building you’ll probably won’t be too surprised to discover that it’s reputed to be haunted…
Many of the former landlords of the inn have sadly committed suicide.
Two hung themselves from a hook in the pub’s cellar and another drowned herself in the nearby River Cam.
It’s her ghost that is said to haunt the building!
Members of the Pickerel staff often remark that they can feel her presence within the pub.
And on a few occasions her ghost has actually been witnessed in the upstairs rooms of the building.
Along Cambridge’s historic Bene’t Street you’ll come across the 17th century Eagle pub.
The pub is well-known for its RAF bar which has graffiti on its walls and ceilings by airmen from the Second World War.
The pub is said to be haunted not by the ghosts of airmen but by the ghosts of two young boys who apparently died in suspicious circumstances.
Spooked witnesses have seen their apparitions staring out of the upstairs window.
The ghost of a young Victorian girl in a black dress is also said to haunt the pub…
She was seen in 1957 carry a silver lighted candlestick and was said to be bathed in a glowing lighter.
Later in 1977 she was witnessed again on the pub’s staircase!
Shocked punters at the Eagle have also reported that their table had mysteriously tilted up on its own accord resulting in their drinks being spilled.
Damien O’Dell (2013) Paranormal Cambridgeshire. Amberley