Ye Olde Man & Scythe is one of the best known pubs in Bolton town centre, one of the oldest public houses in the United Kingdom and is reputedly haunted by James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby amongst others. Ye Olde Man & Scythe has stood in Churchgate since the 12th century.
Ye Olde Man and Scythe is the oldest pub in Bolton, dating back to 1251. The building has seen many historical events, including the “Massacre of Bolton” in 1644, which saw the death of 500 soldiers. It was also the scene of A poltergeist priest and a murdered Earl are among the spirits reported to be haunting Greater Manchester’s pub,