Britain’s ‘most haunted’ pub goes up for sale

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Devil’s drinking hole: a pub widely known as the most haunted in the UK has been put up for sale
Devil’s drinking hole: a pub widely known as the most haunted in the UK has been put up for sale
A pub dubbed the UK’s most haunted – which was even named after the devil – has been put on the market for a scary price.

The Devil’s Stone Inn located in the small village of Shebbear, Devon, is said to be home to several ghouls that haunt the popular watering hole late at night.

Ironically, the pub itself is named after the village’s rather unique annual tradition of turning a one-tonne stone.

It is said that the stone in question fell from the devil’s pocket as he fell from heaven to hell and turning allegedly keeps evil spirits at bay.

The 400-year-old pub has now been put up for sale at an asking price of £450,000 with a brochure entailing its eerie history.

Those willing to cough up the sum can expect a bar, beer garden, games room, function room and eight letting bedrooms.

The sales pamphlet reads: “The pub is the heart of the village and is famous for the turning of the stone – dubbed the devil stone – which is turned on the 5th of November every year.

“Legend has it that when the stone is turned, the village will be safe from harm in the forthcoming year.”

The former farmhouse, which was converted into a pub four centuries ago, boasts a rating of four out of five stars on TripAdvisor.

On the topic of paranormal activity, one review, titled We saw no ghosts​, reads: “An old coaching inn reputed to be haunted that we used as a base for an extended golf weekend.”

But according to myth a girl – aged about seven – is rumoured to haunt the inn.

She was said to have been seen by a student staying at the pub in 1982 – who saw her in his bedroom, accompanied by a grey-bearded man.

Another visitor came across the ghostly infant in the pub’s upstairs toilet.

By all accounts, however, she is considered to be a friendly ghost.

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