Haunted: Ye Olde King’s Head, Chester, Cheshire
Stewart | On 25, May 2017
The Haunted Ye Olde King’s Head
50 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS
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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To the rear of the Black Boy there was once a convent which probably accounts for the many sightings of a ghostly nun seen walking through the building.
Many guests have heard the sound of a phantom child crying in one of the inn’s bedrooms.
Apparently, if you ask whether the child is OK it stops crying!
Members of staff and punters alike have reported seeing a ghostly figure of a man sitting in the bar area of the pub just watching people.
And a senior member of staff was certain they saw a ghostly apparition of a woman in the bar area when they were working late one night.