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'Wine snub ghost' haunts UK pub

By T.K. Randall
November 1, 2011 · Comment icon 10 comments



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A ghost nicknamed Corky has been allegedly smashing wine bottles to show displeasure with the selection.
The pub is built on a 17th century hanging ground and the ghost is said to become active and smash bottles every Halloween like clockwork. "It isnít so much things that go bump in the night as things going smash in the night at the Court Oak," said Nuala Gallagher.
The ghost, named Corky by regulars at the Court Oak pub in Harborne, Birmingham, apparently has strong opinions about the wine list. Part of the Sizzling chain, the pub is built on the site of a 17th century hanging ground, sparking speculation that Corky may be the ghost of someone who died there years ago.


Source: The Drinks Business | Comments (10)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Capt Snowflake 11 years ago
When I worked in a pub, wine bottles had a habit of falling and smashing on the floor behind me as I walked around the corner of the bar. Just turned out to poor flooring and the vibrations of movement caused stacked bottles to topple. Special events like new years or halloween would always get a lot more activity behind the bar from the staff, especially if there's an after party.
Comment icon #2 Posted by encouraged 11 years ago
I was curious as to what a wine "snub" was, until I realized it was a misspelling for "snob". LOL A ghost with taste! Interesting. The story doesn't quite hold up since the wine has to be replaced and the customer probably arrive after the supplier has closed on Halloween day. If they said Halloween week the story would work out better.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Blackwhite 11 years ago
I was curious as to what a wine "snub" was, until I realized it was a misspelling for "snob". LOL A ghost with taste! Interesting. The story doesn't quite hold up since the wine has to be replaced and the customer probably arrive after the supplier has closed on Halloween day. If they said Halloween week the story would work out better. I don't think the ghost is bothered about the wine having to be replaced. If it wants to smash some bottles then it will do.
Comment icon #4 Posted by LPWilletts 11 years ago
My local pub is full of spirits. And if I drink enough of them I also see ghosts.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Robbie333 11 years ago
I am with him. How hard is it to pick the right wine? You go Corky! LOL
Comment icon #6 Posted by NuclearImplosion 11 years ago
My local pub is full of spirits. And if I drink enough of them I also see ghosts. LOVE that answer!
Comment icon #7 Posted by encouraged 11 years ago
Do you realize all the responses to this topic are by men. Yet, I thought the greatest amount of house wine was consumed by women. Go figure! I guess that is what I get for thinking.
Comment icon #8 Posted by SCHMITTHEAD 11 years ago
well here you go,Im a women and cant stand house wine, this ghost just has good taste and wants it to stay that way. and as for thinkin.. well its not your fault.
Comment icon #9 Posted by encouraged 11 years ago
well here you go,Im a women and cant stand house wine, this ghost just has good taste and wants it to stay that way. and as for thinkin.. well its not your fault. LOL! Thanks!
Comment icon #10 Posted by coldethyl 11 years ago
Beer gal myself too.


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