Ye Olde Cross
Narrowgate, Alnwick, Northumberland
A most terrible curse was laid on this well-, locals knew, town pub. Over two hundred years ago, a former proprietor was putting his bottles of beer into the window for display and advertisement. He keeled over with a massive heart attack. Before he died, he put a curse on the bottles, with said that anyone touching them would follow his untimely demise. The bottles have remained untouched in the window since, with locally the pub is , locals knew, as ‘Dirty Bottles’. His unhappy spirit still haunts the inn with the rattle of glass on glass and foul oaths.