This is actually a very interesting pub. It was used by smugglers years ago. There is a tunnel that links the pub to the White Lion in Fobbing and to where the river was. Years ago there was a fire, when they were refurbishing it they found lots of fake walls and secret passageways. The Lanlords of the pub have seen and heard lots of ghostly activity. Anyone got anymore info on this? I'm gonna do a bitof research as I know some people who used to work there.
Firstly, a very warm to Essex Paranormal I hope you enjoy the site !! That's fascinationg stuff, I had no idea about the tunnel there. I know the Bull Pub, Is the White Lion the one on the hill at Fobbing ?
If you find anything else out from your contacts we'd love to hear about it !!
Have you ever had any paranormal experiences yourself anywhere ?
we(Thurrock Paranormal) investigated the White Lion in Fobbing, as well as other locations in Fobbing. I spent a long time working with the local museum on this investigation as well as a local author. As for the Bull, well sadly we could never track the tunnels to the lion to it, I am not saying there are not there, just that we could find no trace of them .
in trurh, no the mediums did pick some stuff up but as for our cams and stuff nothing, the pub has a long history. The owner was happy with the report and the DVD. We also investigated other location in the are on the same night due to not getting into the pub are till late(no point investigating a pub when its full lol) not sure if i can post my link but the reports is on our site,m have a read and see what you think.
Do you think that The White Lion is worth investigating again ? Did you experience any paranormal acivity ?
Its a shame you could`nt trace the tunnel eh , Is there anything wrote anywhere to prove the tunnel exists ? as i know you do a lot of research on locations before you investigate,It would be good if there was an old map somewhere that highlighted it huh.
hi Sean The thing is Fobbing is full of tunnels, I traced one from the old ship in to the church then from the church to the lion pub, but the tunnel splits at the church , one part moves off and heads for a house over the road, it comes up in the shed in the garden. it is said that there is also a tunnel that heads up to Dry Street. I have seen what is left of some of them but most have been filled in due to damp in the location that the tunnels end in. there are no maps of them just hear say.....and that is not a good thing.
yes they were used for Smuggling, wool and ale were take from the boats at fobbing creek into the tunnels, dont forget that Fobbing had i llegal a side line of making ale as well, hops and still be found in Fobbing in the summer.