Book Haunted Inns and Hotels in Maidstone

The Red Lion

The Square, Lenham, Maidstone, Kent

Opposite Lenham Square, which is frequently used to film period pieces, the Red Lion is originally a 14th century inn surrounded by Georgian and Victorian houses. A ghost, seen here on many occasions, is dressed in the 17th century style of clothing, with reported to have been an elderly pilgrim. A second ghost is that of an earlier proprietor of the Red Lion. In the bar hangs a 1920s style photograph, showing an elegant man. A caption reads, ‘Uncle Bert: in the past and in the present’. Someone wrote the word ‘present’ in spiky, Black Hand writing to indicate that Uncle Bert is still in ghostly residence.