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The World Famous Tan Hill Inn

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The Causeway Tan Hill Overlooking Teesdale, Reeth, Low Row, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL11 6ED England
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
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#2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Low Row
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Tan hill inn is the UKs Highest Inn , standing 1732ft ASL, in an extremely isolated windy spot, where the fire inside welcomes the guest that visit us. We have a barn for hire for weddings, parties, and rally's The Inn is truly unique standing in complete splendid isolation and completely off grid. We generate our own electricity, pump and clean water from our own well. This makes things a touch more difficult to do what many would regard as the most simple job. The world Famous Tan Hill inn is no ordinary pub! We serve breakfast from 08.30 am and brunch from 10.30 am. Full kitchen service starts at 12.00 noon and runs to 20.30 pm. We seldom close before 23.30 mid week, and well past midnight on a weekend and bank holiday.
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The Causeway Tan Hill Overlooking Teesdale, Reeth, Low Row, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL11 6ED England
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Durham Tees Valley Airport30 miSee all flights
Carlisle Lake District Airport42 miSee all flights
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Pete wrote a review 16 Jan
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
I don’t write reviews. But after today’s service at “The World Famous Tan Hill” I have to share our experience in the hope that management take stock. I was so looking forward to coming to Tan Hill. It was obvious the day we went, there were issues in the kitchen and problems with service. Had we have been adequately informed when we ordered, or more importantly whilst we waited 90 minutes for our overpriced “roast”, or been given an apology - I probably wouldn’t have left this review. I had heard a lot about Tan Hill over the years, and all great reviews. Even though £16.95 for a roast is ridiculously expensive for a Sunday lunch in Yorkshire, we gathered it must be worth it. We arrived with a big appetite after our walk on the stunning dales, on a Sunday afternoon, all eager for a roast dinner. After finding a table (it was busy, always a good sign!) we got some drinks and pondered the menu. Roast options were Topside Beef, Loin of Pork or Chicken Breast. My pick was hands down, the beef. When we ordered, we were politely told the beef had sold out. Sad face. I was surprised as it was only 2pm, but gathered that must be a popular choice, so went for my no.2, the chicken. We ordered two kids chicken and the adults were split between chicken and pork. 40 minutes later, a staff member came to our table to advise the chicken had now sold out, and our options were Pork or Sausage? I questioned why we are only now being told this after all this time, and was advised “we’ve ran out of chicken”. We replied that it would have to be the Pork then, and sausage for the kids. By this point we were ready to eat the beer mats. I overheard the same staff member at a nearby table, advising a couple who had received their meals, but had not yet started, that there was problems in the kitchen, and their veg to accompany the meal was being “steamed” so she would take their roast dinners back to the kitchen to keep warm. I could see they were not happy. We patiently waited another 20 minutes, and were debating leaving and asking for a refund… we’d already committed so much time and actually wanted this roast. We gave it another 5 minutes before we asked the bar staff where our food was. At this point, the pub was quiet which only made us question the delay more. We were advised out food would “be next”. Finally 10 minutes later, the first tray arrived, 1 Pork and 2 kids sausage and mash. To be fair the pork looked okay! Another 5 minutes, 2 pork and the “veg” came out. Here’s where it got weird. My sisters loin looked more like a Pork Chop (was it?) and my brother in laws, almost looked like Gammon. All of us looked like we all had different types of Pork. The veg was 2 bowls of carrots, frozen peas, mange touts and kale? The kale was a very odd choice for “traditional vegetables”. We begrudgingly tucked in, extremely hungry by this point, but we didn’t finish. The oil that dropped out of the tepid Yorkshire Pudding was so off putting. A complete waste of £16.95 x 3. The kids sausages were actually the best thing about the lunch. Another family sat near to us had been waiting 45 minutes for their dessert, only to receive 2 x Jam Sponges still frozen in the middle. They had the sense to send theirs back. We decided a McDonalds McFlurry on the way home would probably be a safer (faster and cheaper) option. Before we left I ran to the bathroom on the other side of the pub, which was instantly uncomfortable. You could cut the atmosphere with a knife. Tables of people waiting for their food. I gave a few knowing empathetic looks as I passed through. So that was our experience. I’m so disappointed. I’m visiting the family from Australia, and was so looking forward to a roast at Tan Hill, but it ended our day on a sour note. There was no apology. No updates as we waited, or warning when we ordered. It felt more like, “thank you for spending £100 in our pub, now we got your money, you can sit and wait, and serve whatever we end up giving you”. Had we been told directly of “issues” we would have been way more forgiving and I wouldn’t have left this review. Extremely disappointing. Will I be back? I don’t think so, I’d like to give the benefit of the doubt, and hope today was a one off. I know my embarrassed Yorkshire family won’t be back. It’s a pity, the pub is iconic, and in such a stunning location. But let down my uncaring service, greed and poor quality, expensive food.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jo M wrote a review 8 Jan
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We found the Tan Hill in 2020 on social media, after hearing about how they helped and supported mountain rescue teams looking for lost walker Harry. (Happy ending Harry is safe!) Following that in 2020 I booked a dome for my partners birthday meal and also booked tea with santa and reindeer the following week for my 3 children. We stayed over in room 8. It was such an amazing experience that we booked again for December 2021 as soon as we could. My children are 4,6 and 13. My very fussy 13 year old eater said it was the best Turkey he had had, I've never seen him eat so much meat, he then ate 3 meaty sausages with his breakfast the following morning, which is just unheard of. We had been very fortunate to have quite a few other santa visits elsewhere and again when my 13 year old recieved his present from Tan Hills santa he said it was the best gift he had received. They loved feeding the reindeer and we love the views from room 8 and the cosy set up. Its an adventure in itself getting to the pub when there is just nothing but hills and sheep. We will be waiting eagerly for the release dates for christmas 2022. It is a 3 hour drive for us each way (when we don't get lost in the hills) and worth it.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lisa H wrote a review 7 Jan
Yeovil, England, United Kingdom36 contributions14 helpful votes
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I came here as a young lady 20 hrs ago. It was a sheep show and everyone was soaked to the skin! We had a fab day back then sat in the pub singing old folk songs… 20 years on the pub was as I almost remembered, but I must say our room was beautiful, lovely bath and super standard! (Room 1) We came for two nights, the staff were great and very accommodating. We found the drinks great and the food was fresh! # probably the best soup I’ve had in my life!!! As farmers/butcher we very rarely order steak when out, but I did and loved it! And proper chips!! The breakfast was great, relaxed and filling. If your offended easily, or wanted to be waited on like kings and queens, this place is not for you! They work their butts off and spend a lot of time rescuing people in the snow; lots of dogs! I would return, I loved it!!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Natasha wrote a review 3 Jan
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stopped at the Tan Hill Inn for one night on a long drive between North Scotland and South England - it’s such a fabulous place! Great views, fab walking trails nearby, and best of all absolutely brilliant rooms. Staying in the Pennine View room has the bonus of the most amazing steel roll top bath (big enough for two!), which was great after a long drive and would be even better after a long walk. Lovely people behind the bar, good grub and ales - all in all a great stay!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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wethreenortheast wrote a review Dec 2021
north east6 contributions2 helpful votes
We had dinner with santa on 21st december tbe food was great staff fab and santa amazi g he stopped at every table yo talk to each child thank you to all at the tan hill we stsyed there last october snd were very impressed with the safety and standard of food and service well done all and good lu k for the future
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$148 - US$253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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tan hill hotel low row
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireNorth YorkshireYorkshire Dales National ParkLow Row
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The World Famous Tan Hill Inn
What are some of the property amenities at The World Famous Tan Hill Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The World Famous Tan Hill Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The World Famous Tan Hill Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
Are pets allowed at The World Famous Tan Hill Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The World Famous Tan Hill Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pendragon Castle (7.6 miles), Eden Viaducts (7.7 miles), and Saint Giles Church (7.5 miles).
Does The World Famous Tan Hill Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The World Famous Tan Hill Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.