The Leopard Inn

 

Overview

Be taken from a seemingly cozy town centre pub, into what will look like hell on earth. An area that would look just right in the creepiest of horror movies!

The Leopard Inn Ghost Hunt – Three derelict floors of a haunted hotel!

Your ghost hunt at the Leopard Inn will take you from a seemingly cozy town centre pub, into what will look like hell on earth, an area that would look just right in the creepiest of horror movies.

Your ghost hunt at the Leopard Inn will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.

Reported Ghosts

Watch out for flying glasses! As these have been reported by many. A tall sinister man is said to roam the now decrepit corridors, perhaps searching for his next victim. For this man with his goatee beard and sideburns was in life a known murderer of woman, and was known to of carried out his crimes within this very building.

The spirits of the Leopards former owners are said to be seen moving between rooms, both Mary and James Norris are said to remain at their once proud establishment. James is particularly known to be uppity and likes to show you his position of power.

Local legend tells of a local Witch named Molly Leigh, who kept a pet black bird on her shoulder for company. Poor Molly was blamed for many of the villager’s troubles and was often taunted for her ugly appearance. Molly frequented this establishment until her death in 1746, and was buried in Burslem churchyard, but there were claims that her ghost haunted the town, including the Leopard Inn. Rev Spencer—exhumed her body, opened the coffin, and threw in the still-living blackbird that had been her companion and said to of been continuing the town’s curse at her call, even after her death. They then reburied Molly in a north to south direction, at a right angle to all the other graves in the churchyard. Is Molly the spirit of the ugly woman named “Margaret” said to still haunted the cellars of the Leopard Inn, seen to be minus her legs?

People have reported violent encounters in the abandoned rooms of the Leopard, where it is said they to of been held tightly against walls by unseen hands at their throats, a threatening action that will be sure to see you leaving in a hurry.

Legend also tells of two underground rivers that cross below the Leopard, a spot where many have come and made a pact with the devil! Children have also been seen in the cellars, perhaps from one of the local workhouses coming to wash their clothes in these streams.

Venue History

Once known as the “Ritz of the North” The Leopard Hotel as it was known lost its reputation of grandeur and become more of a den of iniquity, teeming with un-savoury characters and scoundrels, calling upon the services of ladies of the night.

Murder, torment, this location bared witness to it all. The Leopard Inn started life in around 1640, when a couple of cottages where knocked together to make one larger structure. In 1765, Helen Wedgwood turned the Leopard into a public house – one of many in the town.

Since then It has had many different owners and began its decline in the 1800’s until a new owner Mary took over. It was then sold on again in 1872 to the very rich James Norris. In 1878 he extended the pub to include a hotel, consisting of 57 bedrooms. Under James the hotel had a wonderful reputation not only as a hotel but also a place to do business by many of the towns local entrepreneurs of the day, including James Brindley and Josiah Wedgwood. It continued to pass on to different owners and the hotel declined rapidly, becoming a hotel of disrepute, were you would only visit if you were in desperate need of a bed.

The hotel part ceased operation in 1956 and was sealed off and forgotten. In 2007 a landlord discovered the blocked off hotel rooms with plans to restore them, but these plans never came to pass and so these room lie in ruin an ill-loved.

The Leopard Inn Ghost Hunt – Three derelict floors of a haunted hotel!

Your ghost hunt at the Leopard Inn will take you from a seemingly cozy town centre pub, into what will look like hell on earth, an area that would look just right in the creepiest of horror movies.

Your ghost hunt at the Leopard Inn will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.

Once known as the “Ritz of the North” The Leopard Hotel as it was known lost its reputation of grandeur and become more of a den of iniquity, teeming with un-savoury characters and scoundrels, calling upon the services of ladies of the night.

Murder, torment, this location bared witness to it all. The Leopard Inn started life in around 1640, when a couple of cottages where knocked together to make one larger structure. In 1765, Helen Wedgwood turned the Leopard into a public house – one of many in the town.

Since then It has had many different owners and began its decline in the 1800’s until a new owner Mary took over. It was then sold on again in 1872 to the very rich James Norris. In 1878 he extended the pub to include a hotel, consisting of 57 bedrooms. Under James the hotel had a wonderful reputation not only as a hotel but also a place to do business by many of the towns local entrepreneurs of the day, including James Brindley and Josiah Wedgwood. It continued to pass on to different owners and the hotel declined rapidly, becoming a hotel of disrepute, were you would only visit if you were in desperate need of a bed.

The hotel part ceased operation in 1956 and was sealed off and forgotten. In 2007 a landlord discovered the blocked off hotel rooms with plans to restore them, but these plans never came to pass and so these room lie in ruin an ill-loved.

Watch out for flying glasses! As these have been reported by many. A tall sinister man is said to roam the now decrepit corridors, perhaps searching for his next victim. For this man with his goatee beard and sideburns was in life a known murderer of woman, and was known to of carried out his crimes within this very building.

The spirits of the Leopards former owners are said to be seen moving between rooms, both Mary and James Norris are said to remain at their once proud establishment. James is particularly known to be uppity and likes to show you his position of power.

Local legend tells of a local Witch named Molly Leigh, who kept a pet black bird on her shoulder for company. Poor Molly was blamed for many of the villager’s troubles and was often taunted for her ugly appearance. Molly frequented this establishment until her death in 1746, and was buried in Burslem churchyard, but there were claims that her ghost haunted the town, including the Leopard Inn. Rev Spencer—exhumed her body, opened the coffin, and threw in the still-living blackbird that had been her companion and said to of been continuing the town’s curse at her call, even after her death. They then reburied Molly in a north to south direction, at a right angle to all the other graves in the churchyard. Is Molly the spirit of the ugly woman named “Margaret” said to still haunted the cellars of the Leopard Inn, seen to be minus her legs?

People have reported violent encounters in the abandoned rooms of the Leopard, where it is said they to of been held tightly against walls by unseen hands at their throats, a threatening action that will be sure to see you leaving in a hurry.

Legend also tells of two underground rivers that cross below the Leopard, a spot where many have come and made a pact with the devil! Children have also been seen in the cellars, perhaps from one of the local workhouses coming to wash their clothes in these streams.

  • Feel safe! Hosted by a friendly, genuine, safety conscience, and knowledgeable team of experienced people
  • Experience the atmosphere! Enter one of the UK’s most haunted buildings, communicating with its resident spirits and ghosts in the dark
  • Honesty is our only policy! This is a real ghost hunt experience. There is no faking or trickery of paranormal activity. If it happens, then it is for real!
  • Keep refreshed! Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits available all night and included in the ticket price unless specified. Dietary requirements also catered for
  • Teamwork! Your ghost hunt will be run in a small and personal group giving you maximum involvement
  • Be hands on! You will have access to everything you need to conduct your experiments throughout the night – no sharing equipment with other groups or waiting around
  • Don’t be disturbed! Exclusive night-time access to the location for your overnight ghost hunt
  • Learn about various ghost hunting techniques and try them out for yourself on your investigation or share any knowledge you already possess to aid the investigation
  • Discover more about the high-tech ghost hunting gadgets. Many as seen on T.V, hold them in your hands and freely use them
  • Take part! Help to lead a scientific vigil, or perhaps a more traditional ghost hunting experiment- or simply just be an observer. The choice is yours
  • Working respectfully. Start your evening by learning how to apply spiritual protection, and work using the upmost respect for the sprits we encounter and fellow guests
  • Lone vigils (ghost hunting in an area all alone) can be made available for the brave
  • Free time to explore or investigate is offered at this location
  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • Not suitable for those in pregnancy
  • This is a very dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
  • All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
  • This location has no onsite carpark, parking is either street parking or public car park (fee may apply)
  • Refreshments are provided by Haunted Houses Events and are included in the price
  • Guests may also bring own personal breaktime snacks
  • This is not a sleepover event
  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users

The Leopard Inn

£45.00 Per Person

Be taken from a seemingly cozy town centre pub, into what will look like hell on earth. An area that would look just right in the creepiest of horror movies!

£45.00 Per Person

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Spike D Wassell

We had a fabulous night at The Leopard Inn. Great hosting by a professional and entertaining team. We’re already looking forward to our next event.

William Billington

Quite honestly the most surreal experience I’ve had. From expecting little to having family reach me. These people and investigations are phenomenal and are memories that will stick with you!

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