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XVII in Richmond, United Kingdom

Tan Hill Inn

Story - told by Vladan Dobrenov

At 1732 feet above sea level Tan Hill Inn is the highest pub in England. It sits modestly among the endless blankets of heather that cover the Yorkshire dales. Built in 17th Century, this quaint little building has stood the test of time being battered by callosal snow storms and freezing temperatures every single year of its existence. 

The journey to Tann Hill is a spectacular one, no matter which direction you arrive from.

Used by local coal miners in the 18th Century, the Inn went under the name “The King’s Pit”, but shortly after the last mine was closed in 1929 the surrounding houses were abandoned. Over the next ten years a lot of the buildings had been destroyed and the land returned, back to mother nature. The inn however, achieved a new destiny. With the support of local farmers, landowners and parishioners, it was salvaged, dusted off and given its current name, Tan Hill Inn. There is the story about a ghost at the Tan Hill. Apparently, Mrs Peacock, who was licensee for 40 years appears when alterations are being made to ensure they are being suitably conducted.

At 1732 feet above sea level Tan Hill Inn is the highest pub in England



The journey to Tann Hill is a spectacular one, no matter which direction you arrive from. The local area offers complete tranquillity with mile upon mile of ice age rock formations, rolling hills, cascading waterfalls and medieval castles. Once you arrive at the inn itself, you have the opportunity to taste locally brewed beers by a roaring fire and enjoy homecooked food at a very reasonable price! I would highly recommend anybody visiting Yorkshire to make the Tan Hill Inn a must on your “to do list”.  

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