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!
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.
Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.
And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.
It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!
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!
RUTHIN CASTLE: One of the Most Haunted Places in Wales!
The town of Ruthin and the castle are said to be some of the most haunted places in Wales.
The Grey Lady is the most infamous of the ghost which are said to haunt the castle.
She’s said to be the spirit of a woman who was married to a steward at the castle in the 15th century.
She discovered that her husband was having an affair with a young peasant girl.
It’s said that she murdered the young girl in revenge but was tried and sentenced to death at the castle for the crime.
Today, terrified witnesses have reported seeing her ghostly apparition on the castle battlements and in the banqueting hall.
The apparition of a soldier wearing just one glove has also been spotted wandering around the castle grounds.
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
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: Amberley Castle
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.
But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.
After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.
During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.
The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.
Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
The castle is 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!