About

The Watergate Inn is an old and allegedly haunted Coaching Inn, which is now a traditional pub with real ales, and a hotel with en-suite single, double and group/family rooms.

The Tale of Green Jenny

The tale of Green Jenny is somewhat shrouded in mystery. What is known is that there was originally an extra level to the front of the building and this contained a narrow room with an earth floor and a barred gate. Features such as these were associated with rat baiting and cock fighting activities and the room was very much not associated with women. In the early years of the 18th Century an ostler was surprised to see a woman in an almost luminous green dress on the dark stairway to this exclusively male domain. He bid her good night, mistaking her for the Landlord's wife. No response other than a casual wave further surprised him. On later reflection the ostler maintained that she was the ghost of a recently deceased serving girl known as Jenny... with whom he alone, as an employee, had been familiar.