Not only are historic pubs in the UK the ideal place to enjoy beers from their own microbreweries, but they often have ghostly tales and spooky happenings in their cellars! Some of the most haunted pubs can be found in the UK, and here we dare to check them out.
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
This renowned Nottingham pub is said to be the oldest inn in England and is full of quirky little rooms to explore. It is said to be the final stop of King Richard the Lionheart before he travelled to Jerusalem. In the Rock Lounge, can be found the cursed galleon, which is covered in decades of dust, as no one dare clean it. The cellars under the pub once formed part of Nottingham Castle’s jail system and have housed many prisoners over the years. In one of the tiny rooms of the pub hangs a portrait of an unknown woman, who is said to keep watch over the drinkers. A wide range of ales is always available, including guest beers from microbreweries.
The Old Bell Hotel
Located in Malmesbury, this is known as England’s oldest hotel, dating back to the 12th century. Ancient architectural details can be found in every room, and look out for the ghost of an Irish monk! Hand-picked beers can be found in the welcoming bar, ideal for those who enjoy the offerings from microbreweries.
Old Queen’s Head
Centrally situated in Sheffield, this haunted pub is a 15th-century building, and still retains its timber framework. It is named after Mary, Queen of Scots who was imprisoned in the city. Being owned by Thwaites Brewery, you are guaranteed a good pint, while waiting for the ghost to appear.
The Old Bank of England
This pub can be found on Fleet Street in London and was formerly the Law Courts of the Bank of England. The interior still contains many historic architectural details and is said to have once been the hiding place of the Crown Jewels. Currently managed by McMullen and Sons of Hertfordshire, a delicious pint is always available, to accompany your homemade pie. Often featured on London Ghost Walks, the pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of Sarah Whitehead, forever searching for her brother who was hung for forgery.
So, if you want a side order of spookiness with your microbrewed beer, you know where to go!