Britain's Highest Inn

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Tan Hill Inn
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Great Britain's Highest Inn

Mike & Louise invite you to experience a truly 'Top of the World' experience at 1732' amsl

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Excellent Yorkshire Dales Accommodation

Stay at the world-famous Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Restaurant and a Mouth-Watering Range of Good Food

Refreshments, sandwiches, bar meals and bar snacks are served all day

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Accommodation Facilities For Camping

Camping in this remote wilderness setting is a real get away from it all experience

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Weddings & Civil Ceremonies Venue

The first public house to obtain a licence to hold wedding ceremonies

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Functions, Parties and Events

Functions, corporate & group events, birthday, anniversary and engagement parties

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Live Music Events

We host regular music events both in the bar and in our special 'barn' function room

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Reeth and Swaledale

The Tan Hill Inn is ideally located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Excellent Yorkshire Dales Accommodation

For Yorkshire Dales accommodation, Mike and Louise welcome you to the world famous Tan Hill Inn, 'On top of the World' in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Scroll below for our Tariffs and Offers.


We have a fantastic and truly unique opportunity for an individual / couple with an instinctive flair in hosting and entertaining our most valued customers at one of the UK’s most famous and iconic Pub, hotel and event management venues… Tan Hill Inn! 

The job requires a very special person at one of the most isolated but beautiful locations in the UK. It is the highest pub in the UK at 1732ft amsl.

Don't worry! The place has been there many years and through experience we have managed to acquire our own weather station, snow plough, generator ( 24/7 ), our own water bore hole for water, and gas in huge tanks. The position would suit a self starter that has also a practical bent as you will be expected to gain a good understanding of how things work. However we have as you might expect, a good team of people around the place that can be called on in a crisis! 

We are a very busy venue ( a Pub doesn't quite describe what we are ! ) and hold Weddings / Car Rallys / Festivals / Come Dine With Me evenings, and other wonderful events that you would be expected to manage, nurture, hold and develop. It is obvious you must be a very sociable character and have a high self discipline  towards all aspects of management skills. If you don't, the place and the altitude will eat you up! These include, but are not restricted to, chef / kitchen management skills,  staff management and recruitment where necessary. You must be able to  work within agreed accounting budgets. A safe hand at cash management, a keen eye for customer satisfaction. Good housekeeping is essential. 

On quiet days.... you should also be able to apply yourself to digital marketing via the web site, Facebook and Instagram, working steadily towards agreed new business targets by creating interest and designing events of which you will share financially in their success. 

You never ever know what's going to happen at Tan Hill, it's such a unique experience. However in quiet times, and you do get them, you will be able to plan the year via these mediums. We have had many events over the last ten years or so. Some have fallen away uncared for. Your task will be to get them on track again. 

It is also quite probable that at some point 100 people may turn up for a few beers via the coach load. Managing what could be a chaotic time should be second nature to you. Doing all of this with a sense of humour is essential to your sanity and those all around you.  

Only when these things are done can you breath a sigh of relief and enjoy the most stunning views and enjoy the Tan Hill Inn that is characteristically called a monster, "the beast" 

However we love it. We think you might too! 


For more information on Tan Hill or to visit its webcam, please visit our sister site for Latest News and also Louise's Tan Hill Dales Diary.

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Mike and Louise took over the inn in 2005 and have been very successful, attracting many more customers and bringing their own personality to the business.They have undertaken an extensive programme of refurbishment and improvements to further enhance the excellent reputation and facilities of this unique and historic inn. However, its historic character remains - the bar is full of character with its open beams and stone-flagged floor, whilst a welcoming fire blazes in the grate every day of the year.

It is in the heart of real Walking Country and is on the Pennine Way, Britain's first long distance footpath, plus the popular Coast to Coast Walk. Both pass close by our door - and there are many excellent rambles throughout the area for all abilities. Many casual ramblers and ardent walkers gratefully pass over the threshold to enjoy our renowned hospitality. But the Tan Hill Inn has its own legendary spirit walker.....a ghost, that of a certain Mrs Peacock who ran the inn for 40 years! She is said to appear whenever alterations are being made, when she oversees the work!

The Tan Hill Inn is a very special place, occupying a lonely site, high in the Yorkshire Dales. It is in fact, the highest pub in Great Britain at 1,732ft above sea level. Here you will receive one of the warmest and most friendly welcomes that you could ever wish to find.

Countless generations have enjoyed its fine hospitality as an oasis of refreshment and accommodation amidst the beautiful heather-clad purple Pennine moorland capping the numerous green unspoilt Yorkshire dales. It possesses a long and rich history.

We are pleased to be able to offer you comfortable, classically decorated bedrooms with comfortable beds and modern en-suite facilities. Each room also has a television and tea/coffee making facilities. There are seven bedrooms - two double bedrooms, one triple bedroom and four twin bedrooms, plus a self-catering cottage and bunk barn facilities. Our newly refurbished lounge is non-smoking and has daily morning newspapers available for our residents to read. Breakfast is usually served in the Dining Room between 8am and 9am.

We are a free house serving cask conditioned ales from Theakstons and Black Sheep as well as a wide range of premium beers, cider and spirits. We offer bed and breakfast accommodation plus a range of special breaks, such as at Christmas, New Year and during December. Details can be found on our sister website at

Located at the famous Tan Hill near the head of Arkengarthdale and on the edge of beautiful Swaledale, this lovely country inn is an excellent base for exploring the Northern Dales and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, plus nearby Teesdale and the North Pennines, as well as the Lake District.

Dogs are welcome at the Tan Hill Inn, but please talk to us first about caring for your dog whilst staying with us. Without a doubt, the best thing about a stay at the Tan Hill Inn are the awesome views to be enjoyed from every room, as well as our legendary full English breakfast and friendliness.


We have seven well appointed guest rooms. Two Doubles, A Triple and five Twins. Each room is en-suite with Television and Tea/Coffee making facilities.

We also have a self contained family sized holiday flat. Ask for details.

Refurbishment programme completed to all rooms - including bathrooms. Family rooms. Full Board available. Freeview TVs. Tea & Coffee. All non-smoking. Dogs welcome*. Hairdryers available. Fax & e-mail service.

Our newly refurbished lounge is non-smoking and has daily morning newspapers available for our residents to read. Breakfast is usually served in the Dining room between 8am and 9am.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently able to take payments for bookings by cheque or by credit/debit card over the telephone. Please make cheques payable to Tan Hill Inn and post to Tan Hill Inn, Tan Hill, Richmond, N.Yorkshire Dl11 6ED. A minimum (non-refundable) £10 deposit per room will be required at the time of booking. The booking will only be considered confirmed/secure when the deposit has been received. *Dogs are allowed in rooms under strict conditions.

Please Telephone 01833 628 246 or fax 01833 628 002 to check current accommodation availability and prices which were correct at time of publishing.

We have a continuous furbishment programme that has benefitted all rooms, including bathrooms.


Rodger's 'Roaring Mad Deal'

The first 5 people to call us before New Year's Eve and book and pay for a stay before 20th February 2015… Stay for only £20 per night!!! 

Normal Room Rates 

The prices are; 

Double: £80

Twin: £70

Triple: £90

Bunk beds: £25 single person 

All with Full English breakfast 


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Please contact us to confirm availability and current prices...

4 nights from Monday to Friday Morning - £150 for up to 4 persons.

3 nights from Friday to Monday Morning - £150 for up to 4 persons.

Full Week - 7 Nights - £250.

Details on booking form; Name, Address, Postcode, Phone


Please contact us to confirm availability and current prices...

£3 per person per night.

Plated Breakfast with Tea/Coffee plus Toast £6... or Full English Breakfast £8.

Must be paid at the Bar before Camping

No Camp Fires at Tan Hill (Estate rules... not ours!).

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