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“Girly walking weekend”
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Tan Hill Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Swaledale B&B and Inns
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Girly walking weekend”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Stunning location, however the pub is dowdy and dirty, needs a complete makeover. Staff were very unhelpful and had no charm, espically the manager!!! All very disgraceful and disjusting. The bedding was dirty and unkempt and very smelly the room was not cleaned while we stayed there. We was also given our own mop bucket to clean our disjusting room due to the dirty floor. We had to ask three times to clean out the shower room which was falling apart, again disjusting and dirty espically the flooring ,bath, well just everything!!! The shower was falling apart and everything was shabby. What a dump, no air in the bunk room and we were awake all night due to the sound of the extrator fan from the kitchen. The sign for refurbishment is still there a joke!! My advice do not bother just enjoy the views.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Been to Tan Hill many times over the years. Always enjoyed it immensely.
Called again July 11 while on the Pennine Way.
Pub and Grub were both well up to scratch.
However, the Campsite was another matter
The Campsite is, in fact, a patch of waste ground at one side of the pub.
There is very little flat ground and finding a good pitch is difficult.
At one time it cost £1 per person to camp which was fair considering how little was on offer
It now costs £6 per person and there is a paperwork to complete before pitching.
This is obviously a ploy to try to justify the hike in price.
Facilities are primitive. On lavatory and that's your lot
When I was there it was dirty, no toilet paper, no soap, no hand drying facilities and no evidence of any routine maintenance.
The waste bin was overflowing and overall ambience was more third world than UK 2014.
Pennine campers are not a fussy crowd but bare minimum standards are expected.
Tan Hill meets none of these and is in my experience the worst campsite on the entire Pennine Way
Bruce Ware.

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Preston, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Stunning location, but the pub itself isn't anything special. It's dowdy & in need of a makeover.
Staff have never been to charm school either, they seem to think they are doing you a favour just for serving you. I wasn't joking about being the highest price pub either! I paid £3.40 for a pint of real ale - which didn't taste anything special. I would expect to pay £2.50 max for a pub of this ilk.
Food, such as it is, is obscenely expensive.
Go there for the view. Go there to have a photo taken at Britains highest pub, but don't bother dining or drinking. You'll do much better on the main road below.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We came out of our way to visit after an amazing first experience three years before. I wish we stuck with the memories as the manager was rude and offensive. KL. what a shame. All other staff were friendly, courteous and professional.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stayed at The Tan Hill Inn on the second night of our W2W coast to coast cycle ride - the inn is on and at the top of the route. The staff were friendly and found us secure storage for our bikes. Two of us shared a twin room which was cramped and a bit shabby. We had arrived wet and there was insufficient space to air our damp clothes. The en-suite bathroom was also very small although the shower worked well. There was a sign in the hallway saying that refurbishment was in progress so this may have explained the shabbiness but not the size of the room. Both our evening meal and the next day's breakfast were very good.

So overall a bit of a mixed bag. Compared to the other accommodation we stayed in on our cycle, this offered the poorest value for money.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Been here a good few times, Great staff amazing service on a quaint and quirky Country hill side the views are very majestic, remote and stunning landscape the C2C AND PENNINE WAY pass close by!!!! we've camped and stayed in the hotel the rooms of the hotel are clean and tidy with almost everything you need. we've even had food here a few times which was excellent as ever.

WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank GOOFY27
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Milton Keynes, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We have stayed here before and not as hikers or bikers but because it is in the middle of nowhere and has a quiet peacefulness about it, so much so that with your eyes closed, sat on a bench outside you can hear nothing but wildlife. Booked in advance direct with the hotel. Paid a 50% deposit of £40 for a double room with breakfast.
We arrived at about 4pm and had a warm welcome from the batman who checked us in and we sat down and had our first bottle of Rioja. Very good at.£14.99.
Our room was room number 1. It has a duel aspect window overlooking the front and side, so nothing for miles and nothing for miles. Fabulous. The double glazing featured in the advert does exactly what it's supposed to so you can either have complete quiet or the noise of sheep, grouse and annoyingly but not spoilingly.. Four Cockerals at 4am. The room was scrupulously clean, crisp bed lined and soft towels. Complimentary large size toiletries. TV, hair dryer and tea and coffee.
Dinner menu is written on a blackboard and is displayed at 7 pm in the bar so on our second bottle of Rioja we ordered two of the new burgers on the menu. I normally go for the giant Yorkshire pudding and did have a wobble when one went past and looked fantastic. The burger was quite simply the best burger I have ever had. It was gorgeous, topped with Bacon and cheese and three crispy onion rings and chips that were large and fat and crispy with a soft fluffy middle. My husband wanted gravy and peas with his and nothing was to much trouble. I could not eat all mine and I have a healthy appetite. £10.95 and I think that was a bargain.
Breakfast was a full English for me and came with two think slices of bacon, beans, sausage, egg, mushrooms and tomato. Toasted sliced rolls and filtered coffee on demand. There was also the usual cereals and jams etc but no proxy portions of cheese and sliced continental sausage because this is The Yorshire Dales and breakfast is proper and just what you need if you are off hiking or cycling!
My husband asked for double sized portion of scrambled egg and that is what he got.
What else can I say? Log fire, old English inn with stone work and good beer. (black sheep) friendly helpful staff, clean rooms, great food at a great price and peace and quiet.
If you don't like dogs you may find the fact that they are welcome (rightly so) a little intrusive but they were all impeccably behaved and made the inn have a proper ' English inn of by gone days' feel.
Free wifi
Love it. Go there. Highest Inn in England .

Room Tip: We like room 1 because of its dual aspect.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tan Hill Inn
Address: The Causeway Tan Hill | Overlooking Teesdale, Reeth, Richmond, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL11 6ED, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Swaledale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Swaledale
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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, Staff at Tan Hill Inn are ready to serve you perfect Ale and Homemade food. Please take the time to fill in one of our in house questionnaires as in 2015 we are actively researching customer feed back in house, or speak to Viv or Steve personally before you leave :-) We have a barn for hire for weddings, parties, and rally's ... more   less 
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Tan Hill Hotel Low Row

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