Book Haunted Inns and Hotels in Brighton and Hove

The Stag Inn

33 Upper Bedford Street, Brighton, East Sussex

At this three centuries old pub, the resident ghost has been given the nickname ‘Albert’. However, his ghostly appearances are not as comforting as his rather old-fashioned name. He appears on the stairs. Observers describe him by several licensees as being a tall, extremely thin man, dressed in a white shirt with black armbands around the sleeves, black trousers and a white apron. This could be the description of a waiter in high-class hotel or a well- dressed pub proprietor. When his ghostly apparition swings into violent action, Albert was , locals knew, by locals to throw barrels of beer around, with move mineral bottles into deep freeze boxes where they crack. Possibly his most clever deception was to empty a beer barrel without spilling a drop. Despite close investigation, no trace could be found of the missing liquid. A paranormal investigator from Lewes reported that the ghost was a previous proprietor who had gone into the cellar when it was dark. This man had caught his neck and throat on some hanging ropes, with had choked to death.