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THE HAUNTED COMPANY CHRISTMAS MEAL & INVESTIGATION / Christmas, Food, Live Entertainment, Story Telling, Story Telling

Sat 12Dec
7:30 PM

Note: This event has finished


At The Grand Pavilion and The Fishpond Raft Restaurant

Tickets limited to 30 so book now to avoid disappointment! Adults only, minimum age 18 years.

Join our Haunted Company team for a three course Christmas Meal at the Raft Restaurant, set above the haunted Fishpond Hotel, followed by a full Paranormal Investigation of the Grand Pavilion. This will be the first time the Pavilion has opened it’s doors to a paranormal investigation since Most Haunted filmed there in 2007, and the Haunted Company team are very proud to be associated with the building and excited to announce this exclusive event! Will you join us on what promises to be a night of spooky fun? Whether you are a seasoned ghost hunter or someone who just wants a night out with a difference, you will not be disappointed! Prepare to be scared!

Date: 12th December 2015

Times: 7.30pm for 8.00 meal at the Raft, then 10.00pm to 3.00am at the Grand Pavilion.

Location: The Fishpond and The Grand Pavilion, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire DE4 3NR

Tickets: £55 per head.

Adults only – minimum age 18.

Please Note: You will need to dress casually and in layers as it will be warm in the Raft, but will be very cold in the Pavilion as there is no heating. It is very likely you will get dusty, and sensible shoes are a must – No dressing up or party outfits please (tinsel optional)!

Menu: Once you have booked we will be in touch for your menu choice, please see the attached menu image.


You will start your night at the Raft Restaurant where you will be join the Haunted Company Team for a three course Christmas meal. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm, and the bar will be open. We will be on hand to discuss any aspect of the paranormal with you, along with the history and hauntings of both our evenings venues.

At around 10.00pm/10.30pm we will re-locate across the road to the Grand Pavilion, where you will have full use of our investigative equipment. We will split into teams and head off to investigate the various areas of the pavilion and small workshops will be held through the night where you will be able to try your hand at dowsing, table tipping, séances and more! Drinks and light refreshments will also be provided.


The Fishpond Hotel – History:

Dating back many hundreds of years, the Fishpond Hotel was originally a coaching inn. It has always been a meeting place for dancing and drinking, as it still is today. It’s fantastic ballroom was the main meeting place in the area before the Grand Pavilion was built in 1910. Over the road is the original fishpond, set in the pavilion car park, which used to be the stable block belonging to the hotel. These were demolished to make way for the Grand Pavilion. Horse and Carriage trips would run from the Fishpond Hotel to Dovedale and many other tourist destinations around the Peak District.

The Fishpond Hotel – Haunting:

The hotel is said to be haunted by many ghosts. Andrew Elson, Haunted Company’s in-house psychic medium recently visited the premises to speak to the staff and see what he could find. Andrew picked up on soldiers from the First World War wandering the building, and a boy who haunts the downstairs pool room. The Ballroom holds many spirits, including ladies dancing. The staff have also reported voices shouting, only to discover that there is no one around.

The Grand Pavilion – History:

Built in 1910 on the site of the old stables belonging to the Fishpond Hotel, the Grand Pavilion was originally called the Kursal. It’s purpose was to provide a welcome meeting place and entertainments venue for the many tourists visiting Matlock Bath as a result of it’s thermal springs, caverns and local Peak District attractions. It has hosted many things from dancing to tea parties and theatre shows, and more recently has been used as a concert venue, ice-skating rink and nightclub. Now owned by the Friends of the Pavilion Group, it is a charity with the aim of restoring the building to it’s former glory.

The Grand Pavilion – Haunting:

Matlock Bath is one of the most haunted villages in Derbyshire. Most buildings tell their own story and non more so than the Grand Pavilion. Reported to have several hauntings within the building, from children running around the corridors, a lady waiting for her husbands return from the war, and Mr Buxton with his springer spaniel dog. Another gentleman spirit is rumoured to make undesired advances to the ladies. In the Dome at the very top of the building lurk the spirits of two workmen who were killed when the Pavilion was being built, and are reported to throw things around. Lots of footsteps, breathing noises and unexplained sounds have also been reported.

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