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The Halfway House

Horsmonden Road, Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent

This pub dates back to the 17th century and is believed to be a former coaching inn. If stories are to be believed, it was also a morgue at one time. The previous landlord and members of staff all experienced a number of paranormal incidents believed to be poltergeist activity. The landlord told a tale about how the restaurant had been cleaned and the tables set out for the following day, but when he returned, he found the room in a shambles with the tables and chairs all over the place. He had no explanation for the incident. Staff have also reported seeing glasses and jugs move on their own across the bar and tables. When they investigate thinking they were sliding around on a wet surface, they found the tables dry. Staff have also heard the ghostly ringing of the bar bell to signify closing time, but this bell had been removed some time ago. They also report the sounds of dragging boxes; they believe this to be the sounds of coffins from when the building was a morgue.