PHANTOMZ

AUSTRALIA

COACH AND HORSES INN CLARKEFIELD HOTEL

 

HISTORY

Built in 1857 the hotel once served as the first Cobb and Co coaching stop outside Melbourne on the way to the gold fields.

The two storey bluestone structure has a chamfered corner form with quoin-work around the corners. There is a two storey rear wing with two tier verandah, a single storey rear wing and an extensive isolated bluestone stained block.

It is a fine example of provincial hotel architecture and survives from early times. The stone construction and intact nature of the whole complex is important. The buildings stand as virtually the sole survivor of what must have once been a sizeable community

Legends and folklore tell tales of murder, robbery and shootings. Reports of occurrences include apparitions, strange sounds, movement and assaults! - Some driving owners and licensees away. The hotel has been referred to as Australia's most haunted hotel.
It is said that three ghosts haunt the premises.
The hotel's association with coaching is notable and manifested by the extensive stable block.

These days the stable block is used as an entertainment area for private functions, weddings, corporate events, and has it's own fully functioning bar.
The Coach & Horses Inn is situated just 40 minutes from Melbourne via the Tullamarine on the Sunbury-Lancefield road. It is a must to visit.

 

 

 

The Stables

 "It's been cited as the most haunted hotel in Victoria"

 

 

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GHOSTS OF THE INN.

*Ghost of a Chinese miner is said to still be in the stables where he was hanged.

*Ghost of Irish seaman Patrick Reagan has often been seen around the hotel, running down the stairs as though fleeing from his attackers who robbed and killed him.

*Ghost of a girl who, it is said, was thrown down the hotel well by her father because she was autistic, is the most common in the hotel, she has been seen crying in the bathroom and also appears at the top of the stairs.

*Hot and cold spots around the hotel.

*Footsteps in the dead of night, glasses smashing, paintings flying about.

*The same two gas jets found turned on in the kitchen some mornings.