3 Haunted Pubs in Hampshire
Stewart | On 11, Sep 2017
The Brewhouse and Kitchen, Portsmouth
Local legend says that during the early days of the pub, the jealous husband of the barmaid stabbed her to death on the premises.
It’s now said that her ghost haunts the area around the pub’s fireplace!
Her Victorian ghost was last witnessed in 1991 by the nephew of the then landlord.
The Brushmakers Arms, Upham
The pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of a brushmaker called Mr Chickett.
He was brutally killed during a robbery on the premises.
And his ghost is now said to haunt the pub looking for his stolen money and the person who killed him!
During renovation work, the landlord reported a mirror was repeatedly being broken, a wardrobe heavy doors opened on their own accord and objects being moved by something unseen.
The landlord’s two pet cats would often play up for no apparent reason.
A fire door was seen to open and closed on its own accord, barrels have been heard moving around in the empty cellar and a stereo unit in the kitchen came to life one day even though it had been left switched off and unplugged!
The Anchor, Redbridge
The pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of Boysy Russell who was the seventeen year old son of the owners of the pub in the early part of the 20th century.
He tragically died during the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
Former owners of the pub reported hearing the sound of phantom footsteps walking around the place.
They believed that it was Boysy’s ghost creating those phantom footsteps!
In recent years a local paranormal group investigated the pub.
They took a photograph which captured a ghostly figure in a black coat or cape reflected in the bar room’s mirror.
Later in the investigation they used an Ouija board and contacted the spirits of French fishermen!
They also ventured down into the cellar of the pub where they had their torch switched on and off on command by something unseen.
David Scanlan (2013) Paranormal Hampshire. Amberley