WARNING: Contains strong language – Inside inside Sheffield’s “most haunted” pub which has been left in ruins – The Star

Ye Old Harrow opened as a pub in 1822, before closing its doors for good in 2008. Since then, the pub has been left to go to rack and ruin.

The derelict building of Ye Old Harrow on Broad Street, in the shadow of Park Hill flats, dates back to the Georgian era.

It has gained a reputation for being Sheffield’s most haunted pub and former pub tenants reporting encountering a dark figure, doors closing by themselves and items vanishing before reappearing up to a month later.

It opened as a pub in 1822, before closing its doors for good in 2008. Since then, the pub has been left to go to rack and ruin.

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YouTuber, BeardedReality, claims to have visited the abandoned boozer in a six-minute film posted to the video sharing site in December 2020.

In the video, BeardedReality can be seen dredging through rotting wood and debris, as a number of others exploring the site with him discuss what they can see.

Standing tall among a sea of discarded rubbish that includes “for sale” signs, paint-splattered sofas and old televisions, the pub’s bar appears to be mainly in tact as does the dart board which is still hanging on the wall.

BeardedReality ventures down a set of rotten-looking stairs into the cellar area, where there is a room containing a mountain of abandoned tyres.

During his exploration, he also discovered the packaging from a digital recorder at which point he says: “Someone’s been doing ghost stuff here, look.”

He also makes a trip to both sets of “stinky” toilets, where the radiators have been ripped off the walls.

BeardedReality eventually braves the set of stairs to the pub’s top floor to find a gigantic hole, surrounded by rotting wood, in the floor and a brass-framed bed with its mattress still in place.

Outside the pub, the group uncover an abandoned smoking area where the decomposing sofas are still arranged for socialising.

He then moves to a storage area and walks past a crate of empty Newcastle Brown Ale bottles that have stood the test of time and an upturned yellow teapot on the floor.


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