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16 Haunted Pubs in Cheshire (Updated 2017)

| On 19, Apr 2017

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The Coach House, Chester

You’ll find the Coach House along Northgate Street in Chester.

The Grade II listed building dates back to 1872.

It was formerly called the Coach and Horses and it was during this time that the pub gained a reputation for being haunted.

Regulars reported seeing ashtrays move by themselves across table tops and a strange blue light flash from the walls.

In 1988, a well-dressed old gentleman came into the pub.

He sat at the bar and told the staff that his wife had recently passed away and that he didn’t like to sit at home with all the bad memories.

He book a room for the night, gave his details and told them he was going for a walk but would be back later in the evening.

By two o’clock in the morning he hadn’t returned so the concerned management called the police.

They gave the old man’s name and address to the police and they went to check on him.

The police discovered that the old man had lived at the address he’d given in Birkenhead but he’d died eight years earlier shortly after his wife had passed away!

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The Pied Bull, Chester

The Pied Bull is located along Chester’s Northgate Street.

The Grade II* listed building started life out as a coaching inn back in the 11th century.

It’s one of the oldest pubs in Chester which is one of the oldest cities in the UK and probably one of the most haunted too!

The cellar at the Pied Bull Hotel is said to be haunted by a cellar man called John Davies from 1609.

He fell down the cellar steps and tragically died…

The cellar is said to be so active that some of the members of staff refuse to go down in the cellar alone!

Two bedrooms at the Pied Bull Hotel are also said to be haunted by chambermaids from the past.

If you’re a fan of the TV show Whines and Spirits with Karl Beattie and Stuart Torevell, you may remember that they investigated the Pied Bull Hotel.

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The George and Dragon, Chester

The George and Dragon pub is a Victorian building situated along the High Street not too far from Chester’s historical Northgate arch.

The black and white timber pub is said to be haunted by the spirits of Roman Legionnaires.

You see, the George and Dragon is located on an old Roman road which lead out from the north gate of the ancient Roman fortress at Chester.

Over the years, both the George and Dragon’s landlords and regulars have heard the eerie sounds of marching Roman legions echoing up from beneath the pub’s flooring.

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Ye Olde King’s Head, Chester

You’ll find Ye Olde Kings Head pub along Lower Bridge Street in the centre of Chester.

The three storey timber-framed Grade II* listed building dates back to 1622.

The building first started life out as the town house for Peter the Clerk who was the administrator of Chester Castle.

The pub got its name during the English Civil War when King Charles I stayed at the nearby Gamul House.

It’s said that the pub’s Elizabethan fireplaces and timber was taken from one of Nelson’s sunken ships.

Ye Olde Kings Head is said to be one of the most haunted pubs in the country which is in one of the most haunted cities in the country!

Mentioning Most Haunted…

The team from the hit paranormal TV show investigated the pub recently because of its notoriety for being very haunted.

Ye Olde Kings Head is said to be home to thirteen ghosts.

Paranormal activity has been reported to take place within six of the pub’s eight rooms!

Shocked witnesses have heard phantom children running up and down the pub’s corridors knocking on doors.

For some reason Room 4 seems to be a draw for them.

The spirit children are said to have once been part of a family that lived in the building.

The story goes that the wife was having an affair and the husband found out with horrendous consequences…

He’s said to have drowned the children in the local river and the distraught wife then committed suicide!

Poltergeist activity has been reported throughout the pub…

The poor chef has even had knifes thrown at him by an unknown entity!

Ghostly messages have eerily appeared in the mirror in Room 4 whilst objects have been reported to mysteriously disappear in Room 6.

In fact, Room 6 like Room 4 seems to be very active…

Terrified witnesses have awoken in the night to discover the ghostly apparition of figure watching them from the end of the bed!

I may be wrong, but I think the present landlord is very much open to all things paranormal.

So, if you’re ever on a ghost hunting trip to Chester, why not visit or even stay the night at Ye Olde Kings Head!

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Marlborough Arms, Chester

You’ll find the Marlborough Arms along St John Street in Chester.

The pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former depressed landlord who committed suicide by cutting his own throat.

The pub’s sign reads ‘Marlbororough Arms’.

Local legend says that in 1885 the sign writer was watched by the ghostly landlord as he painted the sign.

And due to this, the sign writer made the mistake of adding an extra ‘or’ into the pub’s name.

The ghostly landlord is still said to haunt the pub…

Witnesses have reported hearing an eerie gurgling noise and seeing a black shadow in the pub’s cellar where it’s said that the landlord killed himself!


Bear and Billet Inn, Chester

You’ll find the Bear and Billet Inn situated along Lower Bridge Street in Chester.

The stunning Grade I listed building dates back to 1664.

The timber-framed town house was first built for the Earls of Shrewsbury and was probably also used to store grain.

The house became a pub in the 18th century.

Paranormal activity has been reported at the Bear and Billet Inn.

It’s said that the staircase of the building is haunted by a ghostly old maid who died of starvation after being locked in a room.

Apparently she only shows herself to men!


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 Cheese Hall, Crewe

You’ll find the Cheese Hall pub along Earle Street in the centre of Crewe.

The Grade II listed building dates back to the Victorian period.

The pub was former called the Three Lamps, named after the three lights positioned nearby.

In 2008, a photo was taken inside the cellar of the pub which captured a shadowy robed figure holding something across his chest!


The Old Red Lion, Holmes Chapel

You’ll find the Old Red Lion situated along the London road in the village of Holmes Chapel.

The Grade II* listed building dates back to the late 17th century.

Local legend says that a woman was once bricked up behind a wall in one of the pub’s rooms.

And her ghost haunted the room!


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 Green Dragon, Lymm

You’ll find the Green Dragon pub along Mill Lane in the village of Lymm.

The pub was originally three separate cottages which were converted in the 19th century to make an alehouse.

The ghost of an old woman whom staff members have nicknamed Beryl is said to haunt the Green Dragon.


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!


The Vaults, Malpas

You’ll find the Vaults inn along Church Street in the village of Malpas.

During the 1970s spooked members of staff reported hearing the pub’s residential ghost walking around the upstairs opening and closing doors!


Lower Chequer Inn, Sandbach

You’ll find the Lower Chequer Inn situated along Crown Bank in the market town of Sandbach.

The Grade II listed timber framed building dates back to 1570.

Local legend says that the former coaching inn is haunted by a ghost known as ‘You’!

The ghost is believed to be the spirit of a stable hand who once died in the pub.

His ghost is felt the strongest in the area below the stairs.

Apparently he’s called ‘You’ from ‘You do this, you do that’!


The Lower Angel, Warrington

You’ll find the Lower Angel along Buttermarket Street in Warrington.

The traditional pub is said to be haunted by a ghost that likes to pinch the barmaid’s bottoms as they bend down.

Apparently, the ghost is that of Dick Peabody who once drank in the Lower Angel during the 19th century!


Black Horse Inn, Warrington

You’ll find the Black Horse Inn situated along Warrington’s Old Liverpool Road.

The pub dates back to 1632 when it started life off as a coaching inn.

The area around the inn is said to be haunted by a ghost known as the crawling man.

Witnesses have described seeing a ghostly apparition of a man either stumbling or crawling along the road holding his hand to his chest.

Some people believe the apparition is the ghost of a former local blacksmith called Giles Boston.

He was killed during a fight with Royalist troops during the English Civil War when they broke into his stables demanding his horses.

He refused and they shot him in the chest.

Mortally wounded, he managed to crawl along the road to raise the alarm!