The Castle Inn
Edgehill, Banbury, Warwickshire
A most eccentric pub, it was originally built as a folly some 200 years ago to commemorate the Battle of Edge Hill, over a century previously. Occasionally, the ghost of a Cavalier officer, possibly from that battle, is observed as he canters through the bar on his horse. There have been sightings of a phantom army fighting on the fields of Edgehill. Along with visions of these ghosts, there , reporters have heard, drums and the cries of the wounded and dying. There have been images in the sky of regiments of ghostly soldiers engaged in battle. The king’s standard-bearer, Sir Edmund Verney, slain on the field of battle, , witnesses saw, long after the conflict as an apparition by two captains and a colonel who had , locals knew, him well. The Castle Inn exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include the ghosts of at least two men from that battle, with a girl dressed in the uniform of a cleaner from the mid- Victorian period.