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The Ragged Cot Inn
The Ragged Cot Inn in Gloucestershire, England – If you’re after a quiet, countryside getaway, the charming Ragged Cot is the cute little place to be. Locals know it as a well-respected pub with an impressive beer selection, situated just outside the historic market town of Minchinhampton. Though the inn is now a scene of peaceful hospitality, it has a terrific ghost story buried in its 300-year history. One winter night in 1760, the inn’s landlord, Bill Clavers, decided to rob a stagecoach. His wife begged him not to go, but, having imbibed a bit of liquid courage, he drunkenly pushed her aside, and she fell down the stairs with their baby in her arms. When he came back from the robbery, he found his wife and child dead at the foot of the stairs. Panicking, he stashed their bodies in a trunk before the police arrived. As the officers came to arrest him, Clavers screamed at the sight of his family’s ghosts, which terrified everyone who witnessed it. Clavers was sentenced to hang soon after.