The Publick House

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Originally the 1810 Brick Hotel, the Publick House is said to be haunted by apparitions, growling noises, cold spots, phantom perfumes, and more eerie phenomena.

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111 Main St
Chester, NJ 07930
United States

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40.78614679805052, -74.69486164418026
Morris County, New Jersey
Nearest Towns:
Chester, NJ (0.2 mi.)
Long Valley, NJ (4.5 mi.)
Gladstone, NJ (4.7 mi.)
Mendham, NJ (5.0 mi.)
Peapack, NJ (5.2 mi.)
Budd Lake, NJ (6.2 mi.)
Succasunna, NJ (6.4 mi.)
Randolph, NJ (7.3 mi.)
Kenvil, NJ (7.6 mi.)
Borough of Far Hills, NJ (7.6 mi.)

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  1. a few years ago I was there having a drink and had no idea of any hauntings at that time but, I just felt like I had to go up stairs. I ask the owner who said no none of his workers would go up there. after begging the owner of the place took my self and my sister up stairs. This of course was before anything was remodeled. while up stairs I was first drawn to a room on the right that had a fire place in it and straight ahead was a bedroom. I became very cold and my sister said I was pal..I got the sense of a very angry man then heard a small boy crying from what was the kitchen. There was a closet in the kitchen where the cries were coming from. Neither my sister or the owner hurd anything.

  2. I never knew that this place was considered ghostly …but,one day my daughter and I were there for lunch and I kept feeling as if someone kept touching my arm ! When I finally took my left hand to rub the area if my right arm I heard a child giggle !!!

  3. My son had an experience in this restaurant roughly 15 years ago during dinner in the dinning room with the fire place towards the back of the building. Wait staff questioned him about it when they noticed he was nervously staring at an empty table in front of a broom closet and then relayed it to Manager who brought it up while paying for our meal. He claimed to see a little girl sitting at the empty table and when asked what she looked like he made a scowling face and curled his hands into claws. Pretty funny, there is more to the story but that is the highlight.

  4. Quite a few years ago, I took my mother to the Publik House for a Sunday brunch. When we first walked in there was a piano to the right of us. My purse was on my left shoulder & we were several inches away from the piano. As we were walking past, it sounded as if someone banged on the piano keys.

  5. we had dinner there about 5 years ago and the food sucked but while we were eating we heard a older man’s voice come out of thin air saying HELLO.

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