The Ghosts of White Horse Inn
The White Horse Inn, in the centre of the town, welcomes all visitors. Be warned, however, as the inn is reputed to have not just one ghost, but a whole family of ghosts, living within its walls - including a top-hatted man who is such a regular sighting that no one remarks on him.
The inn has seen many changes over the years, and what was once a coach yard is now covered in, but you can still hear the cries of the maids run over by a coach in the past. Can anyone explain why an empty cupboard suddenly becomes icy cold and a dog lead left there was impossible to hold? Beware too the swing doors that sometimes have a life of their own and open by themselves. Then there is always George (we have to call him something), who turns the beer taps on and off in the cellar even though the heavy trap doors are tightly shut. Another unseen presence in one bedroom caused a former landlord many very sleepless nights indeed.
A German visitor was so struck by the White Horse and the strange goings on that he wrote a play all about it. He then brought the cast of the first production over to visit the scene, none of whom slept too well that night either!
The square showing the White Horse Inn earlier this century.
For information about the inn go to http://www.whitehorse-moretonhampstead.co.uk