Going back to the beginning, researching the building was almost impossible due to the displacement of many archive records. However, it is up to you to decide whether the folklore stories told about the hotel over the years are true or not…..
The story tells of a hotel manager who enticed a servant girl into the cellar. Spurning his advances and threatening to tell his wife, the girl was murdered by the hotel manager. He strangled and stabbed her then hid her body in a barrel.
When ‘Most Haunted’s’ resident psychic Derek Accorah came to the hotel, he reported the name of a male spirit George Williams/Williamson who was having an affair with a female by the name of Elizabeth Hitchen. George Williams allegedly murdered Elizabeth by strangling and stabbing her. Accorah then revealed that Williams disposed of Elizabeth’s body by means of a chute within the hotel, which would have been used, at the time, for the delivery of bottles and barrels. Williams was then reported to have buried the body near the front of the hotel. According to Derek Accorah, Elizabeth Hitchen’s body remains there.
The second spirit that Accorah picked up on was that of George Lawley, whom he described as a writer who knew of Elizabeth’s murder and wrote about it in a ledger that he is reported to have hidden. To this day, the ledger has not been found. It appears that a character of this name was a local historian who, at the time worked as a writer for the brewery!
Derek Accorah also picked up on the spirits of two children. Catherine aged 6/7 who died under the wheels of a carriage and Richard aged 3/4 who passed away after a blood-related illness.
The other, as yet unnamed spirit who Accorah picked up on is rumoured to be sitting, waiting for someone in the infamous ROOM 214.
No one has yet to prove the existence of these spirits, as was mentioned earlier, there are many records missing.
Judge for yourself, go and spend the night at the Station Hotel…
The Station Hotel offers a warm and friendly atmosphere. Set in the heart of the Midlands, the hotel is easily accessible from Junction 2 of the M5 which is only five minutes drive away. Originally built in 1910, The Station was demolished in 1936 in order to build a larger hotel. This became particularly popular with theatrical artists playing the Hippodrome Theatre, once situated opposite.
Laurel & Hardy, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and George Formby are amongst the famous names who have stayed at the Hotel. All 38 bedrooms have private bathrooms, colour television, radio, direct dialling telephone and tea & coffee making facilities.
- En-suite bathroom
- Colour TV
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Wedding Facilities
Things to do
The Station Hotel is the ideal venue for a weekend in the Historic Black Country. The Black Country Museum is a couple of minutes drive away, and Dudley Zoo is situated directly opposite. The lively Merry Hill Centre is also located close by, offering some of the best shopping facilities in Europe. Stourbridge, the centre of glassmaking in the UK is only 6 miles away, and of course, the sights and sounds of Birmingham are within easy reach.
Prices from £39.95 to £64.95 per room