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Dozens of Snowed In at Tan Hill Inn


Dozens of guests have had to stay in a pub in England for three nights due to a snow storm - including an Oasis cover band. The landlady is relieved that she doesn't have to accommodate the real rock stars.

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Pastime Quizzes: Some Still Don't Want To Go Home

Photo: The Tan Hill Inn / dpa

Some people need a lot of beer to endure Oasis songs like "Wonderwall".

So it's a good thing that among the roughly 60 snow-covered visitors to the Tan Hill Inn, the highest pub in Great Britain, there are mainly fans of the former British rockers.

The pub guests came to hear the cover band Noasis on Friday evening - and still have to hang out together in the pub to this day.

And the landlady of the Tan Hill Inn, Nicola Townsend, has also limited the serving of alcohol in her restaurant - to the time after three in the afternoon, as she told the British broadcaster ITV.

Previously, a pub-visitor on the BBC was happy that there was "still a lot of beer there."

In view of this, Townsend added on ITV that it was only superficially joking that it was good not to have the real band Oasis as guests, whose ex-frontman Liam Gallagher is considered contentious and eager to drink.

But despite this alcohol policy, musicians and guests in the 17th century pub apparently still get along well.

The pictures show them quizzing together.

You pass the time with karaoke and board games.

The motto: Snowasis instead of Oasis.

After the snowstorm "Arwen" swept across Great Britain at the weekend, tens of thousands of British households are still without electricity - and the guests have now spent the third night together in the pub.

Townsend, who was interviewed by several broadcasters, told the BBC that things were improvised at night: Many of the guests were accommodated in the rooms of the hostel, according to the 51-year-old.

Others slept on sofas or on mattresses on the floor.

Everyone was given the opportunity to shower regularly.

Visitors with babies picked up with special vehicles

On Monday, too, as Townsend told the BBC, it was still unclear when the road to their restaurant in the Yorkshire Dales National Park could be cleared again.

The last one and a half meters of snow piled up around the restaurant, which had been snowed in dozens of times in its history.

It's about ten miles to the next street, the way there is blocked by snow or overturned power lines, according to the Telegraph.

After all: the supply seems to be guaranteed.

"We have a lot to eat," Townsend told ITV, and, "It sounds a bit like a cliché, but people came as strangers and will leave as friends." to leave.

"It's like having a large group of friends over for dinner."

The pictures show the snow piling up around the cars and the pub building.

The real problem was the wind, according to Townsend.

The snow blown against obstacles, including the building and the vehicles parked around it.

Therefore, a planned competition for the best dressed snowman had to be canceled because of the great cold and the strong wind.

The photos show that at least the mountain rescue service has now managed to get through to the snowed-in ones.

A few visitors who had a baby with them could have used special vehicles to leave, Townsend said.

Advertisers had already discovered earlier that such a scenario can occur at the Tan Hill Inn: An advertising spot is about how a group of visitors to the pub are snowed in and then involuntarily spend a good time together.

That now seems to have partly become a reality.

apr / dpa

Source: spiegel

All life articles on 2021-11-29

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