Revellers snowed in at Britain’s highest pub – BBC News

Posted: November 27, 2021 by oldbrew in MET office, Natural Variation, News, predictions, weather, wind

Tan Hill Inn [image credit: North Yorkshire Weather]

The BBC says ‘Customers and an Oasis cover band are trapped at the Tan Hill Inn, near Keld, after heavy snowfall.’ It’s still only November, and the Met Office has forecast a mild winter. In fact parts of Scotland and the English North East also had wintry conditions with all kinds of damage going on.
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A number of people had to sleep on the floor of Britain’s highest pub after Storm Arwen battered Yorkshire.

Twenty people, including an Oasis tribute band, were unable to leave the Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales after being snowed in on Friday.

Elsewhere in the region, strong winds and snow have caused power cuts, fallen tress and travel disruption.

Stranded lorries led to the complete closure of the M1 northbound at Barnsley with severe traffic delays.

Staff at the Tan Hill Inn, which is 1,732ft (528m) above sea level, said they woke up to some 3ft (0.9m) of snow.

Anya Harnett, who works there, said about 60 people, including 40 pre-booked guests, are currently unable to leave due to the weather conditions.

Continued here.
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On the same topic, Paul Homewood writes: David Viner’s Thing Of The Past Comes Back To Haunt Him (Again!)

Note: the post has been corrected to say the Met Office forecast a mild winter (not the BBC weather service).

  1. Douglas Dragonfly says:

    Snowed in at a pub.
    How fantastic.

  2. jb says:

    How five-three-itous for the Inn’s ledger!

  3. Jamie Spry says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    ❄️ “END of Snow?” @NYTimes (2014)
    ❄️ “RESORTS could lose up to 40% of snow by 2020” @CSIRO (2003)
    ❄️ SNOW “will become a very rare & exciting event. Children just aren’t going to know what snow is” Dr.Viner (2000)
    ❄️ “DECREASE heavy snowstorms” @IPCC_CH (2001)

  4. Phoenix44 says:

    It’s amazing how, despite all this climate change all around us, weather just seems the same as its always been pretty much every day.

  5. Adam Gallon says:

    Those Everest triple glazed windows keeping them snug & warm.

  6. Gamecock says:

    Being stuck will become more frequent with electric vehicles.

    The difference being, the pub won’t have power, either.

  7. Phil Salmon says:

    The snow’s not just high altitude.
    Burnley vs. Tottenham has just been called off due to snow.

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  9. oldbrew says:

    Burnley game — ‘This match has been postponed to play at a later date.’

    Assuming this snowy weather is a one-off 🤔

  10. oldbrew says:

    Storm Arwen: Repairs begin after worst storm damage in 20 years
    Published 1 hour ago

    Repairs are under way after Storm Arwen wrought the “worst” damage to the North East’s power network in 20 years.

    Northern Powergrid said it had restored power to 208,000 homes across the North East, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, but 32,000 were still affected by cuts.

    Sections of overhead lines will need rebuilding after winds of up 98mph caused damage, a spokeswoman said.
    . . .
    Meanwhile, customers who had gone to watch an Oasis tribute band at the Tan Hill pub in North Yorkshire on Friday have been snowed in for three nights.

    Manager Nicola Townsend said everyone was in good spirits and that some people did not want leave.

    Storm Arwen: Customers set to spend third night at Britain’s highest pub
    Published 15 hours ago

    They are unable to leave because nearby roads are not useable partly due to fallen power cables.

    The manager was interviewed on the radio this morning. A reunion of the guests is already being planned for next year.

  11. chickenhawk says:

    snowed in with a rock band, in a pub…

    they’re all groupies by now

    can’t wait for the movie.

  12. oldbrew says:

    ‘Worst storm for power supplies in 15 years’ plunges thousands into darkness

    Nearly 193,000 homes remained without power as of Sunday afternoon
    Monday 29 November 2021

    The damage caused by the storm is estimated to be three times greater than that the network experienced during the ‘Beast from the East’ in 2018 and the worst to affect power supplies in 15 years.

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