Book Haunted Inns and Hotels in Spelthorne

Kings Head

Church Square, Shepperton

Charles 2nd and Nell Gwynne stayed here, as well as Lord Nelson, Charles Dickens, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. It is a 14th century inn, with appears in Dickens’s Oliver Twist when the burglar, Bill Sykes, took Oliver and the dog, Bulls-eye, to Shepperton for some criminal activity. Over the years, a headless monk has been perceived as a drifting ghost around parts of this inn. Legend has it that it is the phantom of a monk from Chertsey Abbey. He gave up his holy vows to live with a woman on a farm at Shepperton. It is claimed he was beheaded by his holy brothers for transgressing against the laws of celibacy. Nearby, there is a rectory where a curate, J.M. Neale wrote the Christmas carol, Good King Wenceslas.
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