Book Haunted Inns and Hotels in Windsor and Maidenhead

Watermans Arms

Brocas Street, Eton, Windsor, Berkshire

Named after the men who made their livelihood working on riverboats or barges, this pub is over four centuries old. It has several ghosts in residence, including a young orphan boy sitting warming himself at a fireside. Two ghosts here were two former scholars of Eton College, who became highwaymen. Both came to predictably bad ends. One was Henry who used this inn. The authorities hanged him at Tyburn in 1747. The other was William Parsons, a nobleman expelled from Eton for gambling, drinking, with then turning to robbery with other crimes. He met his hideous fate when authorities caught him on Hounslow Heath. He hanged in 1751.