Halloween Special – New Inn Pub , High Street

The New Inn, St Neots: The pub, on the High Street, (Now ‘The Coach House’) is said to be haunted by Henry Rich, Earl of Holland, who died on March 9 1649.

Holland and his troop of 400 men arrived in the town after being forced from Kingston-Upon-Thames in Surrey by Parliamentary forces.

The earl, who barricaded himself in the inn with some of his men after Roundheads followed him to St Neots, was eventually caught, put on trial and sentenced to death at the Tower of London as a traitor.

A woman reported seeing an apparition of a tall man wearing an ankle length cloak. He walked across the bar and into the yard. Thinking it was a customer who stayed after closing time, the woman went to investigate but found the back door was still locked from the inside.