Plenty of spirits in this boozer!

Pub landlords Chris Tolley, left, and Jean Cubas, right, join scary creatures, ghosts and ghouls as they await visitors to the Halloween events at The Wellfield Hotel
Pub landlords Chris Tolley, left, and Jean Cubas, right, join scary creatures, ghosts and ghouls as they await visitors to the Halloween events at The Wellfield Hotel

A pub landlord has thrown down the gauntlet to other Wigan watering holes by turning his venue into a spectacular Halloween den of horror.

Chris Tolley, who took over The Wellfield Hotel in Beech Hill earlier this year, has created a spectacular spooky display based on comedy-horror movie Hocus Pocus.

The pub now has some new regulars in the shape of three witches sat around a cauldron, a giant spider and various other ghouls and ghosts.

Chris has also used technology to ensure some of the displays move and emit a range of spine-chilling noises.

The displays have already impressed and slightly terrified several people who have visited the pub, including local councillor Phyll Cullen.

Chris said: “We’ve gone all out. This is, 100 per cent, the best-dressed pub in Wigan.”

The Wellfield Hotel is staging Halloween parties for adults tonight and children on Sunday afternoon.