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Reviews of The Tan Hill Inn

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The Tan Hill Inn
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
DL11 6ED
Tel: 01833 533007
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Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
           01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 13 Reviews
                8/10 from 13 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   No Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <10 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Bob Cantrell 4 reviews from this member

 Worst campsite on the Pennine Way. This costs nearly twice as much as other sites on the route. What do you get for your £10 per tent, per night? The opportunity to choose your own bit of rough, unkempt and uneven moorland.

There is only one toilet which is also the shower. When you are there with two dozen DofE participants along with other campers in Campervans it is totally inadequate. In the morning it was in a disgusting condition and the toilet was blocked.

The toilets in the pub were not much better. At 9:30 p. M. There was zero toilet paper available and by 08:30 a. M. This still hadn't been sorted.

Finally there is no real governance over the camping area despite all sorts of "conditions" in the booking process such as No Personal Alcohol. This is evidenced by the smell of Cannabis wafting over the site for most of the afternoon and evening. 

Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Eycaravanner 29 reviews from this member

 Visited for one night, charge for a night is £5 per person, we were expecting it to be wild and windy but we were lucky that it was not, quiet night and slept well

Looked after very well by Danni in the bar and ate there in the evening, it’s not cheap and drinks expensive too but good meal. We booked for a full English breakfast for the following morning the charge for breakfast is £9. 95, juice and tea or coffee, nice to see a cafetière of decent coffee, a good breakfast and plenty of bread available for toast. Understandable prices since it is in the middle of nowhere.

The toilet and shower are in one room which is situated at the side of the building, decent shower and it’s free. Stunning scenery for miles around, well worth a visit.

Would definitely go again 

Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 594 reviews from this member

 First visit since the new owners took over and they’re doing a great job.

Warm welcome, good food and drink and good buskers night.

Wild and windy as always. Great place. 
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Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Bikerhiker 14 reviews from this member

 Stayed for one night, a memorable but unenjoyable visit. I liked the pubs ambience but the good weather meant the place was packed with bikers, camper vans and touring cyclists.

The queues to be served were awful. Some of the bar-staff weren't capable of using a simple push button till properly, or giving you a full pint. Also tourist weary attitude, did not feel at all welcome!

Campsite is extremely basic with no clear pitches, a single toilet/shower. No pan-wash or outside tap? This to serve approx 20 camping in tents and about 40 in camper vans.

Was also woken by drunken biker wanting to fight the world, and constant chirping of birds right through the night. At 4am two of my fellow residents sat on the nearby tor happily enjoying sunrise and putting the world to rights. Paid for 2 nights but left after one, would not stay here again. 

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: S64miller 40 reviews from this member

 Been here a few times over the years in the car so it was on our 'to visit' list in the motorhome.

An interesting drive from Reeth with no problems saw us arrive early evening to rain and a cold strong wind but once inside we had our famous Tan Hill warm welcome.

The food was good, the ale was good and the company was good. Don't know what it is with this pub but everybody always seems so happy.

I would recommend anybody to visit at least once for a night, you never know what's going to happen or turn up. I'll be back 


Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 594 reviews from this member

 Brilliant camping at the highest pub in Britain!

Very basic facilities - but the pub is there with all the comforts she refreshments.

Regular events and live music.

Always an excellent welcome. 

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 594 reviews from this member


Site is part of Britain's highest pub - at 1700ft in bleak Pennine moorland. A brilliant place to get away from it all.


A brilliant pub with an excellent atmosphere.

Camping facilities are very basic but all part of the experience! 

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Revitup 6 reviews from this member

 Took a trip up here for one night stay. Really thick fog and wind and rain, it was brilliant (honest it was). Pub nice and cosy, with a good menu available, and staff were friendly and obliging. Don't forget there is NO hook ups here ! I don't need one so no probs for me. Really enjoyed the stay on the moors in the middle of nowhere. Great, will be calling back before long. Ps, £9 per night for van and 2 adults which I think is not bad. 

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 594 reviews from this member

 Have been to Tan Hill twice recently, once in July and again in August. Both times, we had a great stay. The first stay, there was two stag parties happening, so the atmosphere was lively and great fun. The 2nd time, there was a wedding, so it was similarly busy. As always, a warm welcome, great food and drink and usually some good entertainment too.

They now have a shower in a porta-cabin, so you can get refreshed a bit better than in the past.

Charges remain low, making it a cheap place to get away. 

Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Birdie 4 reviews from this member

 We have just spent one night at the Tan Hill Inn staying in our motorhome. Very basic but the views were priceless. The pub was nice and warm and very friendly with an open fire. Food was provided in the evenings and looked very nice. The landlady was classic and its worth the visit just to meet Tracey. There were 2 motorhomes staying and all the B&B rooms were booked. Would prefer paying a little more if there was access to electricity. We were able to fill up with water from the toilet sinks. Plenty of sheep roaming around so be careful if you have dogs. The drive from Hawes via Keld was a little scary and but views breathtaking! Glad I wasn't driving.

There was 2 porta toilets but we didn't use them as we used the pub's facilities. Would definitely recommend a visit just to say you have visited the highest pub in Great Britain. 

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