United Kingdom The Punchbowl pub

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Steve Wright

About this spot
The pub has stood for over four hundred years and was first licensed in 1761. It was known as a meeting place for the Wig Party (Liberals today) who favoured punch, hence the name, where as the Tories had a preference to red wines and port. In them days I guess it was an easy was to find out who to vote for simply on your preference as to what you favoured drink wise.

As with many of the old pubs in York, the Punch bowl is host to a couple of ghostly figures. In the past, the pub was renown as a brothel. One story is that one women rejected the advances of a client, who then chased her around the pub to one of the rooms where he strangled her to death.

Her ghostly steps and voice have often been heard by the staff and customers. The second being that of a previous landlord who died during a fire in the pub.

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Steve Wright

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