Ghosts at Ye Olde Black Cross
The CCTV at the pub regularly picks up strange activity in the lounge area especially near the well in front of the serving bar. The bin in the kitchen is moved regularly and the bin lid is often seen on the other side of the room. A Cavalier Soldier has been seen on a number of occasions walking from the bar area to the lounge. As the pub is an inn it has several rooms available for those brave enough to stay in 2 of its most haunted rooms. Guests who have spent the night in room 2 have sworn never to do it again.
This inn was first built back in 1640. The cellar was used as a holding pen for criminals who were sentenced to death by hanging. They were then taken out to the rear of the pub (which is now the beer garden and lounge) to be hanged. The kitchen is said to be haunted by a young girl who was murdered with no known motive outside the pub. King Charles II drank here whilst resting during the Battle of Worcester. He was dressed as a commoner and had his horse re-shoed at the blacksmiths, which is now the pubs’ garage.