Here is a macabre tale of a carpenter who lived in the village and who made his coffin 30 years before he died. Ebenezer Castleton lived and worked at Biddenden. When he heard an old oak tree had fallen and bought sufficient for his own funeral coffin. He was then aged 70. Ebenezer went on to be 100 before he died and now the inn sign shows him sitting on one end of the coffin. The pub exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include the ghost of the aged carpenter and the frequent sounds of a hammer tapping on wood.
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