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Visit Newbury Presents The Psycho Path Pub Trail

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Newbury Business Improvement District (BID), the organisation behind Visit Newbury, has unveiled the Psycho Path Pub Trail, a unique Halloween experience for adults only! On Friday 27 October, this immersive event will transform five central Newbury pubs into realms of fright and delight.

Newbury’s answer to the famous Fright Night is free to attend and includes some of the town’s most popular watering holes, including Slug & Lettuce, The Newbury, The Catherine Wheel, The Old Waggon & Horses, and The Lock Stock & Barrel.  

Attendees can expect a thrilling and eerie experience as they are captivated by skilled actors portraying beloved characters such as Snow White, Belle, Jack and Sally, Alice in Wonderland, and the Mad Hatter. These performers will immerse you in a world filled with dramatic flair, spine-tingling moments, and much more. 

Each pub will be home to spooktakular scenes from infamous horror movies which will provide a fantastic different selfie opportunity in each participating venue, including the iconic Psycho shower scene by Alfred Hitchcock, a meticulously handcrafted electric chair reminiscent of The Green Mile, and a macabre assortment of lifelike human body parts the butcher Sweeny Todd would be proud of. 

These haunting locations are the perfect backdrop for visitor selfies, so be sure to dress to impress in your finest Halloween attire! 

For those looking for an alternative to Fright Nights, such as those at Thorpe Park, the Psycho Path Pub Trail is your local, cost-effective alternative for a Halloween night out. There will be free shots available for those who sign up early on the Visit Newbury website. (1 x free shot per participant per venue) 

Pub trail participants should make their way to Newbury town centre on 27 October, where the event kicks off at 7pm. Participating venues will be marked, so you can plot your spooky route with ease. 

Visit Newbury’s Halloween events include the Ghost Town Shop Trail, a Halloween themed fright-night Psycho Path Pub Trail, and a Spooktakular Window Competition where town-centre businesses are encouraged to dress up their windows as part of the Halloween festivities. 

Alison Drummond, Operations Manager at Newbury BID, added: “Halloween seems to be getting bigger and better every year, and we want to live up to expectations with our latest Psycho Path Pub Trail which we first launched last year and was a huge success. Alongside the Ghost Town Shop Trail for the little ones, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Newbury this October. Dust off your costumes, gather your friends, and prepare for a night of screams and laughs at the Psycho Path Pub Trail! 

“If you're planning to host your own Halloween gathering, why not bring the festivities to the town centre instead? With a line-up of live performers, the Psycho Path Pub Trail is the perfect place to celebrate with friends and fellow Halloween enthusiasts.” 

To find out more about the free Psycho Path Pub Trail and sign up for your free shots, head to the Visit Newbury website:  


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