The Leopard Inn - History And Hauntings From The Ghost Book
Come and discover the history and hauntings of The Leopard Inn in Staffordshire. Read chilling tales of spooky encounters and book yourself on a ghost hunt, if you dare......
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The Leopard Inn

The Leopard Inn Ghosts
LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION: Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, UK

DATE BUILT: Unknown, although it is known to have been serving as a pub since 1765. 

GRADE LISTED: Grade II

RUINED: No

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: A coaching inn. 

OTHER USES: By 1878 the inn had become a hotel with over sixty rooms. Life as a hotel came to an end in 1956 and the rooms were sealed off. The inn now offers function rooms for weddings and events. It is also a venue for music and live entertainment, as well as paranormal investigations.

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON SITE: Two cottages are believed to have been knocked together to form a larger building in 1640. 

HISTORY

INTERESTING FACTS: The landlord of the time discovered the blocked off hotel rooms in 2007. More recently, hidden tunnels under the inn were discovered. 

CLAIM TO FAME: Josiah Wedgewood of Wedgewood Pottery wrote about dining at The Leopard in March 1765. 

GRIZZLY HISTORY: The spirit of a murderer is believed to haunt the pub. Stories claim he committed his crimes on the premises! 

DEATHS: See above.

HAUNTINGS

RESIDENT GHOSTS: 

• A tall, slim man in a long coat and top hat. 

• A witch – Molly Leigh who has a pet blackbird on her shoulder.

• A murderer.

• Mary and James Norris – previous owners. 

• Children.  

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS: Unknown.

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible: Footsteps heard. Disembodied voices heard.

Visual: Full bodied apparitions. Strange lights and mists seen. Dark shadows seen. 

Intelligent:

Sensory: People report being scratched, attacked and feeling unseen hands around their throats. 

Poltergeist: Doors opening and closing on their own. Bricks reportedly thrown at people. Glasses are said to fly on their own. 

Technological:

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LEOPARD INN GHOST HUNTS

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EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

Have you experienced paranormal activity at The Leopard Inn?

Would you like your encounter published on The Ghost Book? Then get in touch! 

INVESTIGATION FOOTAGE
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GHOST HUNTS AVAILABLE: Yes

CURB APPEAL: 

FOOD & DRINK SERVED: Yes 

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE: No 

THE LEOPARD HOTEL

21 Market Place,

Burslem,

Stoke-on-Trent

ST6 3AA

UK

www.theleopardhotel.com