Book Haunted Inns and Hotels in Richmond upon Thames

The Jolly Gardener

36 Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake (SW14), Greater London, Richmond upon Thames

On route for hundreds of spectators to the Oxford-Cambridge boat race, the Jolly Gardeners is on Ship Lane. The first mention of it was in 1720 when referred to as the Three Tuns, becoming the Jolly Gardeners later when there was a rapid growth of commercial gardens in the area. These huge gardens fed central London by barge and boat. During the 18th century, it was a billet for soldiers. In 1802, the proprietor, Stephen Stilwell, , authorities hanged, for murdering his wife and sReports claim that to be the resident ghost. Over the years, there have been sightings of the ghost of this woman dressed in Georgian style dress of dark grey.