Located near Diss, Norfolk, Scole Inn dates back to 1655 and was built as a coaching inn by John Peck.
The History of Scole Inn
John Peck was a wealthy Norwich merchant who wanted the inn to be the finest in all England. At first the Inn saw good business (probably de to curiosity), but it`s reputation soon declined, as at the time it was built, there was insufficient traffic on the roads to support such a grand establishment. Today the inn retains many of its original features, including the hand carved staircase and the original hand painted sundial, the Scole Inn provides all the comforts demanded by the modern traveller wrapped up in Jacobean charm.
The Haunted History of Scole Inn
Scole Inn is haunted by ghost of a woman named Emma, who was murdered by her jealous husband while they were staying in a room at the inn in the 1750s. Poor Emma was innocent of any infidelity, despite the amorous advances of a notorious highwayman also staying at the inn. Her pale form, wearing a long robe, is seen most frequently descending the staircase, though she has also been spotted in one of the rooms on the first floor and at the hotel bars.