The information we have gathered over the years on haunted pubs in Wales is very substantial due to our location. After a week of laying it all out in front of us we have decided to split it up and publish it in parts over the next few weeks.
We basically have reports of hundreds of incidents of paranormal activity throughout the hospitality sector of Wales – seems like the ghosts in this country like a drink or two!
Here is our first installment of haunted pubs in Wales…
The Monk of The Pwll Gwyn Hotel
The Pwll Gwyn Hotel is a special location that has a long and interesting history. Centuries ago pilgrims used to stop at the hotel when they were making the long journey to St. Winifred’s Well.
At one point in history there were a lot of religious figures gathered around this hotel so it’s little surprise that one or two of them still remain there today.
The monk is always found in the dining room of the hotel and has often been overlooked by visitors due to how realistic he appears. He is always sitting on a particular side of the long table lost in thought.
The monk is sometimes thought to frequent the taproom of the hotel as other reports of paranormal activity have been recorded there.
The landlord of the hotel was surprised to be confronted with this figure of a man early one morning after he unlocked the taproom door. They stood gazing at each other for about ten seconds before the man simply vanished before his eyes!
The landlord was obviously a little worried and checked the whole premises for this man but he was nowhere to be found.
A little later in the day the landlord took a break at one of the bar tables only to be confronted with the same man again. This time he was standing at the bar waiting for service but when the landlord rose to approach him he disappeared again!
The landlord again did a thorough search of the property but came up with nothing – where did this man keep disappearing to and who was he?
The history of this particular venue seems to attract many a spirit and one wonders how the landlord puts up with it. His most recent claims are that of a lady spirit that frequents the upstairs rooms in the hotel.
He started to get reports on this ghostly lady from some of his guests but put it down to vivid imaginations due to the well known monk spirit at the hotel.
Then one day as he stood by a side table in one of the rooms he felt a subtle hand slip into his trouser pocket. He jumped and looked around to find nobody in the room with him.
This female specter is known to bring a great deal of mischievous activity along with her but is not thought to be threatening in any way.
The Pwll Gwyn Hotel is located in Afon wen near North Wales and is a very popular country pub. It is still a working pub/bar and is still a popular destination for travelers looking for a hotel room.