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Mon Nov 29, 2021, 10:52 AM

Snow plough clears escape path for guests trapped at UK's highest pub


(Guardian UK) About a dozen of the 61 people snowed in at Britainís highest pub have managed to escape a fourth night of being trapped.

The guests had been staying in the 17th-century Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales since Friday night as Storm Arwen hit the UK, after travelling to watch an Oasis tribute band.

Alongside others, the members of Noasis managed to dig out their vehicles on Monday morning and follow a path cleared by a snow plough, after three days of pub quizzes, board games and karaoke.

Blizzards causing 9ft-high snow drifts meant a tunnel had to be cut from the front door, but the roads remained impassable over the weekend owing to fallen power cables that had blown over in the high winds. ............(more)

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/nov/29/customers-face-fourth-night-snowed-in-at-britains-highest-pub-storm-arwen





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marmar Nov 2021 OP
Alexander Of Assyria Nov 2021 #1
highplainsdem Nov 2021 #2
haele Nov 2021 #3
dutch777 Nov 2021 #4
Botany Nov 2021 #5
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2021 #6

Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 11:03 AM

1. Trapped? Or in heaven?

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 11:06 AM

2. LOL! My first thought, too. If you have to be trapped anywhere...

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 11:18 AM

3. Only issue -Kareoke and a cover band to keep you company.

And they must stock up on beer for the winter just in case - this is the second time this has happened recently.

Haele

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 11:29 AM

4. Did they run out of beer and pubgrub? Power out?

Not sure what they are escaping.

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Mon Nov 29, 2021, 11:48 AM

5. Why would I want rescued? As long as I had my X-country skis and the pub had food & drink I ...

... would be good.







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Mon Nov 29, 2021, 12:23 PM

6. I've stayed there - when the roads had just re-opened after snow, not before

They do prepare in case of getting cut off. Also known, under earlier management, for fighting off a silly IP claim by KFC:

No, it was not an unusual situation which had been blown out of all proportion, as the spokesman for the fast-food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken claimed. It was an unusual situation which KFC had blown out of all proportion. Their legal drones trawled the internet, alighting upon a pub using a slogan for a Christmas Day meal, Family Feast, that KFC had trademarked. The fact that there were 21,000 other family feasts on the net did not interest them. But use of the phrase by Tracy Daly, landlady of Tan Hill Inn, the highest pub in Britain, did. So started a four-day battle between a bullying multinational and a little lady on a hill. KFC said it was protecting a trademark in which it had invested significant resources. But all their threat of legal action achieved was to stir up up a worldwide blizzard of publicity for Ms Daly and her pub. In one week the website of the Tan Hill Inn got 26,000 hits - twice as many as KFC's. Ms Daly has appeared in the media of 27 different countries, making her pub a worldwide brand. No wonder KFC said it was dropping the action and would allow Ms Daly to continue using the offending words. How many people will now turn up for her next Christmas dinner is anyone's guess. "I could never have paid for this publicity," Ms Daly said yesterday, revealing that she had offered the fast-food giant one of her own secret recipes. The moral of the story? Think before you trawl the internet for transgressors, otherwise you risk getting your much-licked fingers burned.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2007/may/12/comment.comment

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