Book Haunted Inns and Hotels in Bath and North East Somerset

The Salamander

2 John Street, Bath, Avon

The proprietor could have named the pub after the winner of the Grand National in 1866. On the other hand, it might be after a strange lizard-like creature from ancient times that was capable of living in fire. From the outside, it appears like a Victorian sweet shop. Inside it is quite minimalist with bare boards. The Salamander pub is an early Victorian style building haunted by poltergeists. They are in the habit of throwing beer glasses about in the bar. They create the sound of heavy footsteps throughout the building during the night, and generate cold spots. In addition, when lights are out, there are curious black shapes with a light coloured aura around them. Customers have witnessed these in the pub. Gay Street is nearby; haunted for many years by a man with dark hair tied back with a ribbon.