The British enjoy drinking in the afterlife as much as on earth, if the number of supposedly haunted UK pubs is anything to go by. If any boozer was ever going to lay claim to spectral regulars it would be The Red Lion, situated within Avebury's mysterious stone circle, long associated with paganism, witchcraft and superstition.
Apparitions served at the Red Lion include a woman named Florrie who pays particular attention to bearded customers. Ghostly children have also been seen and visitors have often reported orbs of light, weird shadows and cold spots within the 400 year-old inn, which is never short of visitors looking to test their nerves with an overnight stay.
This is a reported experience Below:
A woman known as Florie is said to haunt this family pub. Dating back to the English Civil War she was thrown down a well, by her husband who was a soldier at the time, He caught her in bed with another man. Several reports have been received of Florie being dressed in black walking around the pub looking for a man with a beard.
One report was that of a bearded man sitting under a spinning chandelier.
Customers have also seen Florie in the ladies toilets and one of the past owners reported seeing, Florie throw salt and pepper across the tables and chairs in the restaurant area. Another report is that of spooky looking horse drawn carriages pulling up outside the pub in the dead of night, this can both be seen and heard but never both.
The Red Lion, Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1RF. Tel: 01672 539266.
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