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.