Manchester’s most haunted: Would you visit these top ghostly pubs in and around the city
Greater Manchester is home to almost 2,000 public houses with some having a reputation for having things going bump in the night (and day). From the sightings of a little girl to an evil minister, here are six pubs that will give you chills long after you down your drink.
Based in Manchester’s city centre, you may recognise this pub for appearing on an episode of Most Haunted.
Before becoming a local watering hole, the building was previously a chapel where the poltergeist of the Reverend Samuel Collier is said to occupy.
Staff at the Bavarian-style beer house have reported feeling something try to push them down the stairs on numerous occasions.
The Bate Hall
This establishment often tops Higgypop’s 100 most haunted locations in the UK and based on other customers and employees, there’s a reason it ranks high.
The current landlord of the Macclesfield pub revealed that their daughter plays hide and seek with a boy ghost named Billy.
As well as a well-stocked bar and hearty food, there’s a lot more on the menu besides, previously described as being overrun with ghosts.
An evil man named Richard is believed to have been carrying out frights and scares for some time though most of the spooky goings on take place down in the cellar.
Keep hold your glass as drinks are known to unexpectedly fly across the room and staff being touched by something unknown.
Ye Olde Man and Scythe
One of the oldest pubs in Britain, this boozer in Bolton is located on Churchgate Street that is said to be home to the spirit of a nobleman.
James Stanley, the Seventh Earl of Derby, James Stanley, whose family are said to have once owned the pub, was executed just outside of this historic building.
The Earl is believed to have spent his final hours here before being beheaded for his part in the Bolton Massacre.
The chair he is said to have sat on is said to still be in the pub to this day.
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