Jessop's Tavern

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Reports say this tavern offers more than traditional English fare like shepherd’s pie, pot roast, stew and fish and chips, it also is haunted. Tavern employees are said to be willing to share their stories about their resident ghost.

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114 Delaware St
New Castle, DE 19720
United States

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39.658852, -75.56332300000003
New Castle County, Delaware
Nearest Towns:
New Castle, DE (0.3 mi.)
Wilmington Manor, DE (2.2 mi.)
Pennsville, NJ (2.5 mi.)
Newport, DE (4.5 mi.)
Bear, DE (5.4 mi.)
Delaware City, DE (5.8 mi.)
Elsmere, DE (5.9 mi.)
Wilmington, DE (6.1 mi.)
Carneys Point, NJ (6.1 mi.)
Penns Grove, NJ (7.0 mi.)

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  1. As me and my family were sitting in their back dining hall inquiring about any haunted events, one lightbulb flickered and went out before the server could answer… he stated that sometimes they would see shadows and once a figure dressed in white that was mistaken as a chef. I’m not a believer in paranormal activity but that place gives me the creeps. The food is to die for though so no worries!

  2. I’ve been there alot I’ve seen a few odd things lights flickering on and off a cup fly off the shelf behind the bar but the every one knows what is causing it and just keeps going on with business and just says its the ghost

  3. I was there on April 23rd with my girlfriends. As we were waiting for our food, i noticed a gentleman behind the bar. He was wearing a white dress shirt; rolled up at the sleeves and suspenders. Nobody else had noticed him, and he seemed like he used to work there, or own it. He stood there and observed the whole floor, watching as if he was making sure everything was in order or okay.

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