The Rose and Crown
185 Clay Hill, Enfield, London, Greater London
The Rose & Crown in Clay Hill is said to be haunted by the ghost of the eighteenth century highwayman Dick Turpin (hanged in 1739), one on the busiest ghosts in the country judging by the number of places he is supposed to haunt. However, there may be a sliver of truth behind the claim as the pub is believed to have been owned by Turpin's grandfather. Luckily, the Rose & Crown does not need to rely on the otherworldly activities of Dick Turpin to earn its Ghost Pub epithet for two other ghosts have been seen within its timber-framed walls. A man described as looking like a Cavalier officer has been seen in the upstairs rooms while downstairs a 'Victorian lady' has been seen wandering through the bar area. A former landlady told the Enfield Gazette in 2004 that she felt the lady was a friendly spirit The Rose and Crown may have had a haunted reputation for a very long time. It stands in an area of Clay Hill known as Beggar’s Hollow. In Turpin's day it was known as Bull Beggar’s Hole, which is thought to have been a corruption of Bull Boggart’s Hole... A boggart or bull boggart is an old English term for a ghost.