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“Aincient & Interesting.”
Review of Ancient Ram Inn

Ancient Ram Inn
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I have visited The Ram 5 times, each with a paranormal investigation group. This place is often reputed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Britain, and is exceptionally popular among paranormal groups. The first thing potential visitors should realise - this is somebodies home, and as such, isn't run like a tourist attraction. No organisations (such as English Heritage or National Trust) provide any support. John (the owner) brought the building to save it, and has nothing but his pension & whatever he can raise by welcoming visitors in order to try and keep the place from total ruin. The Aincient Ram Inn is small, quite derelict and somewhat over-run in places with the various items which John has hoarded over the years. The sheer variery of theese objects are sure to hold interest for many people, from the motorcycle frame, the stuffed crow in the old bar, old diving equipment and electronic (musical) organs. Given the slightest of encouragement, John will tell stories about any of them. Whilst some would find this bothersome, it really shows his genuine passion for the place & the history it has witnessed. If you are likely to encounter cold weather, or visit overnight, having warm clothes is a must, as is bringing your own refreshments (some groups provide hot & cold drinks / snacks, as did the group who organised my visit). As with any paranormal investigation, activity cannot be guaranteed, and of course, depends on your own beliefs (or lack thereof!). Personally, I've experienced regular activity with Ouija, EMF / K2 meters, motion detectors & audio / video recordings. Many, seperate groups have reported similar experiences, months apart. There have been some quiet periods too. Overall, I'd reccomend at least one visit - there is bound to be at least one aspect that should satisfy most people. Just be realistic - thiss is not a professionally run museum.

19  Thank Gary C
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

My partner and I were house hunting in W-U-E and couldn't miss a visit to the Ram, which we'd heard a lot about. The building does have an evil atmosphere, and that's coming from my partner and I who are two sceptics. The rooms I found most creepy were at the bottom of the stairs, the landing at the top of the stairs, the bishops room, and the attic.
Be warned John Humphries is a major hoarder, and is going a bit senile and is very deaf, but it's difficult not to be endeared by his passion for the house. And at 90 years old he's still happy to let people come into his house and show them around for just a small donation or nothing at all, which is really nice of him. Well worth a visit, if only to satisfy curiosity! The house itself is beautiful as well, if a little evil feeling.

11  Thank Bihf
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Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

had heard some great things about this place travelled some distance to get there and was disappointed to find it derelict and overgrown gardens in a state of disrepair what a waste of a wonderful peice of history hopefully they do something about it !

15  Thank janRITS1956
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

I use to visit the place regularly as I was interested in the history of the place and wotton. A visit to wotton would not be complete without a visit here. I agree, don't set your standards too high....it's an old building and sense no spirits here.

4  Thank Summer S
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

I have visited the Ram Inn about 5 or 6 times and my advice is to visit with caution. There are a number of reasons. One of them being is people tend to set the sights too high, because at the end of the day it is not as haunted as people seem to think it is. After an investigation the paranormal group I am part of got an amazing picture. Which I am happy to share, if you can contact me on Facebook. However the building is not as haunted as people think it is. Also if you visit in winter, remember to wrap up warm as the building is very cold in winter. Also be careful as John, the owner, seems to be a hoarder as there are things everywhere. Also there are lots of areas that are not that safe. John is also unpredictable, so again be careful, as he can go from being your best friend to a very angry and confused man. Make sure you have an agreement secured before you set off. Make sure John knows when you are going to arrive, and if you are paying make sure he knows how much you are paying. This is all from personal experiences. I have investigated the location 2 or 3 times and visited it another 2 or 3 times too.

28  Thank Alex K
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