The Grumpy Serving Girl
At the opulent Best Western Lion Hotel in Worksop you might come across Alice, a 20-year-old serving girl, wearing a cloak, who lived around 1800. Alice is a bit of a grumpy ghost – she doesn’t like change. Legend has it she hung herself when the owner of the hotel spurned her romantic advances, so we can forgive her for a little bit of ill temper.
First spotted by builders working on the hotel, she can be heard walking the floorboards and room 201 is her favourite. Alice has been known to knock things off the bedside cabinet and one male guest even said she folded his clothes! The hotel itself is an old coaching inn with magnificent beamed ceilings and open fires. Look out for Alice in the older parts of the building.