Cork Street Tavern

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The restaurant building here dates back to 1827, and Cork Street Tavern by name to 1985. Two ghosts are said to reside here, John and Emily. John Mann’s spirit wears a long black frock coat, and Emily’s voice is often heard calling John’s name. The ghosts play tricks by moving objects within the restaurant and occasionally lock a patron in the women’s restroom; one more of the many interestings thing to note about this restaurant is that a female patron is said to stumble, but not fall, every day upon entering a certain part of the old section of the tavern.

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8 W Cork St
Winchester, VA 22601
United States

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39.182249, -78.16666800000002
Nearest Towns:
Winchester, VA (0.3 mi.)
Stephens City, VA (7.4 mi.)
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Berryville, VA (10.1 mi.)
Middletown, VA (12.3 mi.)
Middleway, WV (12.9 mi.)
Inwood, WV (13.9 mi.)
Shenandoah Farms, VA (14.7 mi.)
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