Book Haunted Inns and Hotels in Northumberland

Free Trade

75 Castlegate, Berwick-upon-Tweed

The curious name has its source in a political belief in the 1840s that international trade should be free of all restrictions, such as import duties and quotas. The Free Trade pub is an early Victorian style pub with a 1890s style of makeover, with fine faux marble tiles and small leaded windows. It exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include the ghost of an earlier proprietor, who was of a somewhat taciturn nature and unpleasant to his customers. Two seriously injured soldiers also haunt it from the local barracks. Concerned citizens carried their injured bodies into the Free Trade, where they died here. A local wealthy dead man returns from the grave. He walks the streets of Berwick at night as a ghost. Dogs are reported to be in his company.