Tan Hill Inn

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Tan Hill Inn

Post by briwy » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:37 pm

Get your vans out and get up here.
Epic end of year meet at Britains highest pub.
Why you shouldn't come. It's cold, it could snow, you could get stranded (in a pub), it's in the middle of nowhere, you may get lost :(
Why you should come. It's cool, it's 1732feet above sea level, it's got BEER, it's got FOOD (if the chef turns up :D ), it's got music, it's got open fires,it's got sheep (sometimes in the pub), it's got brilliant views, it's got great atmosphere, good company, it's in't North (Yorkshire, Gods own country, allegedly), =D> =D>
Seriously, it's a great place. Those who have been before will keep coming back and those who haven't, well you're missing out big time if you don't.
Weekend of 26/27 November, Saturday night only or longer if you want, up to you. You might not want to leave, or might not be able to.
Parking is free in the car park but expect to be in the pub for food and drink, no hook ups.
Suggest you get there as soon as possible on the Saturday afternoon as the car park will fill up. There is additional parking literally across the lane and more a bit further up the road.
Please post on here if you are coming so that we can let the pub know how much beer to get :D Come on, you know want to.
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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by mikeonb4c » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:53 pm

Everyone should visit Tan Hill at some point. We had the great honour of doing a gig in the barn at (i think) the first ever Bongo gathering at Tan Hill, some years back (jeebers how the years fly by). They had to wash the duck sh*t off the stage before we could set up. Its that kind of place - mad Yorkshire, just the best :-)
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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by roosmith » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:13 pm

Agreed, great place. When we visited we inadvertently left the back door of the car open while talking and ended up with a sheep in the back of the car!

November up there, you must be mad!
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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by briwy » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:24 pm

Small correction. Just to clarify.
Whilst the car park is actually free the pub do ask for (or did last time) a £5/night donation to charity.
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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by mikeonb4c » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:28 pm

roosmith wrote:Agreed, great place. When we visited we inadvertently left the back door of the car open while talking and ended up with a sheep in the back of the car!

November up there, you must be mad!
They are mad. The Bongo meet we gigged at was July ;-)
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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by Muzorewa » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:47 pm

Yes we're up for this. It's a super venue, and don't forget their epic breakfasts they do too - but you have to book them the previous night.

The journey there can be pretty spectacular too, don't be a wuss and use the A66 - instead go via Hawes (where you can get a convenient pick-me-up of deep-fried Wensleydale & chips from Ye Olde Chippie), then hold tight and go over the Butter Tubs pass and through Thwaite and Keld before approaching Tan Hill from the south over Stonesdale Moor & West Stones Dale. The road out of Keld is tough, but you're not likely to crash into anything :lol:

A couple of photos below in case you're wondering what the place looks like during a Bongo invasion. Go on, you can be part of the next one - you know you want to! :D

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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by Muzorewa » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:50 pm

As an aside, although it's wild-camping there, the pub is open to around 2am and even after that there are latrines available 24/7. Bring warm sleeping gear though, it can get a tad chilly up there :wink:
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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by Bob » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:52 pm

Great pics, Muzz. =D>

It is indeed a great place. :D
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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by briwy » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:07 pm

As Muz says, use the lanes and visit here as well either going or coming.

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and get some some of this.

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More cheese Grommit.

Oh yes, forgot to mention, there are toilets. :roll:

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As an aside, Muzzes brekky, think he had at least two :)

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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by Jillygumbo » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:41 pm

I think I'm going to have to organise a month long meet to take into account Silverdale, Allithwaite and Tan Hill! Would then cover the time and expense of getting up there at this time of year!
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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by Diane » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:22 pm

Yaaaay I'm in! Lurve this place :D
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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by stuc » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:58 pm

I'll be there, great time last time -5 it was, but not in the pub. In the morning though I was wishing I'd spent a bit less time in there. Gas wouldn't burn properly too for our bacon sarnies due to the cold.
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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by ziggystar » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:30 am

Stranded in Swaledale - sounds perfect! I'm in! :) :)
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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by Ian » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:30 pm

OK, we will be there, arriving Friday tea-time, departing Sunday after breakfast. \:D/
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Re: Tan Hill Inn

Post by PixieAndTheMoon » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:19 pm

Me and Chris would be up for this weather permitting we can get there, not bothered when we leave :lol:

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