The Skirrid Inn, Abergavenny 8th December 2018

The Skirrid Inn, Abergavenny 8th December 2018
08 december 2018
8pm to 3am
£49 inc 2 course meal
The Skirrid Inn


The feeling of a noose around your neck, flying glasses and the spirit of a hangman are just a small part of the activity that exists in the "most haunted pub in Wales"

Mentioned in the Doomsday book and known as the oldest Inn in Wales,

The Skirrid Inn has a history dating back over 900 years

It is said that the inn was used as a rallying point for local supporters of the Welsh revolt against the rule of Henry IV, the uprising being led by Owain Glyndwr whose troops rallied in the cobbled courtyard before raiding nearby settlements.

The first floor of the inn was once used as a Court of Law and over the period of a great many years, as many as 180 prisoners were hung from a hanging beam over the staircase as a result of  "hanging" judge Jeffrey's who is said to have presided over the court. This beam is still in situ and has the indentations still in it from the rope. At the foot of the stairs is the stone slab on which the bodies were placed following the hanging. Halfway up the stairs is the cell where the prisoners spent their last night, listening in to the joviality of their prosecutor and executioner in the bar below.

Steeped in history, the inn claims to have some of the finest oak beams in the country made from ships timbers and containing original peg holes. The stone structure as well as some of the windows are original and the mounting stone in the forecourt has been used by many of England's past kings. Oak panelling in the restaurant is also said to come from ships.

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With such a chequered past, the inn, has several ghosts residing within it. One being a former barmaid called Fanny Price. Glasses often fly across the bar by themselves and faces have been seen in windows. Guests feel a tightening around their necks not unlike a noose, at times leaving a mark. Judge Jeffries is said to still linger in the upper floors of the Inn, along with the hanged John Crowther who is reported to be very active throughout the building

A malevolent spirit thought to be the hangman is said to be present on the stairs, and a more benevolent soul in the form of Father Henry Vaughn, thought to have been from a local church, is also said to be grounded here and has no intention of leaving the Inn.

Other reports include soldiers which have been heard in the courtyard Unexplained knocking sounds, doors slamming shut on their own, doors shaking before opening by themselves, alarms going off with no cause found, footsteps heard and cold spots have also been witnessed.


Your night will begin at 8pm with a 2 course meal 

(Meal Choices to be sent to you prior to the event.  Please let us know if you suffer from any allergies or have any dietary requirements).

Although, the night DOES start with a meal and you are in a pub, we do ask guests if they could possibly refrain from consuming alcohol due to the saying "spirit doesn't mix with spirit" it would be appreciated. We do not tolerate any person who presents themselves as possibly being intoxicated by their behaviour or manner and have in the past and will continue to ask such guests to leave. If you feel you MUST have a drink, please stick to the one. Although we don't wish to spoil anyone's night and be a "spoilsport", we also have other guests to consider and their enjoyment which can at times be compromised by such behaviour.  

Weather dependant, you may also have some time in the graveyard just up the road from the Inn where it is said that Fanny Price is buried. Will you be able to find her grave?


Never been on a ghost hunt / paranormal investigation?

Don't know what to expect?

A typical investigation with beyond the Grave will generally include the following,

Experienced Investigators on hand to guide you through the night.

A equipment talk and chance to use our equipment within your vigil group.

At least 3 team lead séance / investigations.

2 chances for a lone vigil

Free time to explore and carry out your own experiments

Hot drinks / snacks during breaks

The only thing Beyond the Grave cannot guarantee on the evening is Spirit activity, but we do guarantee whatever happens will be 100% real.

On a typical investigation it is common to have a mixture of unexplained events as well as personal experiences from our guests, sometimes evidence does not come to light until everything has been reviewed after the investigation.

We can guarantee you will have a great night, with some great people, in a great locations. So why not come and join us…..

We always check the evidence and compile reports, EVP clips, video clips and photos which you will be able to check in our gallery on the website and  Facebook page.