1. The Skirrid Mountain Inn, Abergavenny

Legend has it that this ancient inn was once a courtroom where 180 felons were hanged. Patrons often report seeing ghostly figures and feeling sudden cold drafts. If you’re brave enough, order a pint and wait for the spirits to join you!

2. The Golden Fleece, York

With a history dating back to 1503, this pub boasts of being York’s most haunted. Guests have reported seeing the ghost of Lady Alice Peckett wandering the halls. Beware, she might just join you for a drink!

3. The Mermaid Inn, Rye

Step back in time and into a world of smugglers, pirates, and ghosts. This 12th-century inn is home to several spirits, including the notorious “Rocking Chair Ghost.” Feel a mysterious rocking? It’s probably him!

4. The Grenadier, London

Once a favorite spot for soldiers, it’s said that the ghost of a young officer who was beaten to death over a gambling debt still roams here. Listen closely, and you might hear the clinking of his phantom coins.

5. The Jamaica Inn, Cornwall

Made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s novel, this inn is notorious for its ghostly coach and horses that can be heard on stormy nights. A chilling reminder of its smuggling past!

6. Ye Olde Man & Scythe, Bolton

Dating back to 1251, it’s one of England’s oldest pubs. It’s said to be haunted by the ghost of the 7th Earl of Derby. Fancy a game of cards? He might just be your opponent!

7. The Old Ferry Boat Inn, St Ives

This picturesque pub is believed to be haunted by a young girl named Juliet. She’s often seen wandering the banks of the river, searching for her lost love. Order a drink and toast to their eternal romance.

8. The Spaniards Inn, London

Frequented by the likes of Dickens and Byron, this 16th-century pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of highwayman Dick Turpin. Keep an eye on your drink; he’s known to be a bit of a prankster!

9. The Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton-under-Edge

With a history of pagan rituals and devil worship, it’s no surprise this inn is teeming with spirits. From ghostly children to a spectral witch, there’s no shortage of eerie encounters here.

10. The Viaduct Tavern, London

Built on the site of a former prison, patrons often report seeing ghostly figures in Victorian attire. Some even claim to have been locked in the cellar by unseen hands. Drink up, but always keep one eye on the exit!

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