3 Haunted Pubs in Cheshire
Stewart | On 02, Sep 2017
Bate Hall, Macclesfield
You’ll find the Bate Hall pub situated along Chestergate in Macclesfield.
The Grade II* listed building dates back to 1525 when it started life off as a private dwelling for the Stopford family.
The Bate Hall is one of Macclesfield’s oldest pubs and probably the most haunted too!
A former landlord claimed the pub was haunted by up to fourteen ghosts.
His three year old daughter would play hide and seek with a ghost boy.
And the landlord once heard the eerie voice of a spirit called Richard threatening to kill him.
He has also heard the phantom screams of a woman in the pub.
Legend says a local witch known as the Grey Lady was once hung in the stairway of the building.
And her spirit is now also said to haunt the pub!
Ye Olde No. 3, Little Bollington
You’ll find the Ye Olde No. 3 along the Lymm Road in the village of Little Bollington.
In the 1970s the ghostly apparition of a woman was seen in the pub.
Local legend says she’s the ghost of a woman who was on the run from the police but tragically drowned in a flooded steam near to the pub.
Her body was taken to the pub for a police investigation and an inquest.
Her ghost is now said to haunt Ye Olde No. 3!
A former landlady of the pub once reported seeing the apparition of a little girl walk straight through a closed bedroom door.
She described the little girl as being dressed in a blue frock and wearing a poke bonnet!
The Lord Eldon Inn, Knutsford
You’ll find the Lord Eldon Inn situated along Tatton Street in market town of Knutsford.
The Grade II listed building dates back to the mid-18th century when it probably started life off as a private dwelling.
The pub’s lower rooms are said to be haunted by the ghost of Knutsford’s first Queen of May, Annie-Sarah Pollitt.
Members of staff who’ve witnessed her ghostly apparition wandering around the pub describe her as wearing a white dress!
THE RED LION HOTEL: One of the Most Haunted Places in Essex!
The Red Lion Hotel is said to be haunted by three ghosts.
The ghost of a small boy, a monk and a lady called Alice Catherine Millar.
Alice was believed to have been a chambermaid who worked at the Red Lion who was brutally murdered by her lover in the hotel.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen in the hotel’s kitchen and in Rooms 5, 6 and 10.
Another ghostly apparition seen at the Red Lion is that of a hooded monk
He’s often witnessed in the early hours of the morning walking along the hotel’s corridors
The final ghost believed to haunt this historic hotel is that of a small boy
He's seen by children in the Parliament Restaurant which was once the old Banqueting Hall.