Tan Hill Inn

4
567 reviews
£25 and under
British
In order to make our customers visit as enjoyable as possible we can now allow customers to book a table in a requested area in the inn. Unfortunately due to not being able to customize and call them by the areas we would like we have had to introduce a key.
Please Note All High Top Tables Are Adults Only
Please see below the key to booking
To book a table in our Barn area please select a High Top or Regular table.
To book a table in our main Bar area please select a Bar table.
To book a table in our Cosy lounge or Dining room please select the Counter table.

The Tan Hill Inn is the Uk's Highest Pub at 1732ft above sea level & has stood on the top of the Pennine Moors for over 500 yrs.

We offer Camping, Glamping & comfy traditional accommodation in a traditional old fashioned pub with good food & a huge friendly welcome.

We are delighted to welcome you to the World Famous Inn and we hope you enjoy your visit to us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 567 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
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3.9
service
4.0
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3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlieb
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and staff were great, stayed over so had a lovely time

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Sooty
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Having just found that the Tan Hill was going to have to close again due to Covid 19 the staff remained positive upbeat and attentive. They went the extra mile by looking for wine in the cellar that wasn’t on the wine list. Thankyou great evening

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CraigF
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Booked in for dinner on sunday 27th December. After being seated took nearly 30 minutes to even order drinks, food eventually come over 45 minutes after this and was warm at most. Some food was overcooked and solid. Emailed straight after I left and havent heard anything back. Very poor. Wont be going back.

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DanX1X
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on, very nice place, food was the best we have had in a long time. Thankyou for a lovely afternoon.

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Dave
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great, covid protocols where all in place so felt safe.

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JuliaT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We chose not to eat. The dining room was cold and smelled strongly of smoke. After 5 minutes this was causing us to cough. Apparently there was a problem with the wood burner which had caused the pub to be evacuated earlier. We weren’t told any of this on arrival. Very disappointing.

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Janeyo
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love the Tan Hill Inn, live music, lovely staff and a magical feel you won't get anywhere else.

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SarahG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Would recommend the pub but not the food it was extremely disappointing and extremely poor value for money

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Chenders
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu and food to match. Pub is lovely and relaxing with nice open fire welcoming you through the door. Love this place, well worth the drive and beautiful scenery. Staff welcoming every time thank you

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DeborahD
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere, great food, great service, fantastic setting.

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Bankstar
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was delicious and the a few of the staff were friendly but they appeared disorganised and the lady in charge was not helping matters and come across quite rude at times. Great location and lovely food.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic festive meal...lovely friendly atmosphere...our little girl enjoyed seeing santa and the reindeer

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BeverleyN
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The setting was good and quiet. The food could be improved as we felt we paid too much for the food and drink we had on our night out.

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CarolT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really nice food was lovely lovely place definitely be back

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VickiH
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely afternoon, Santa was great with the children , glad we booked!

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LaurenW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Awful service. Poor food when it eventually came after 2 hours waiting. Would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

X mas treet

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Jules
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Did what it said on the tin, lovely to see Santa and the reindeers. Staff seemed frantic (probably very busy) confusion from the beginning to end regarding booking, given wrong meal and no dessert. Given a refund to reflect this which was good customer service. Definitely hasn’t put us off, love the place. Thank you

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Pangolin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole santa and reindeer experience was fantastic. Food great and barn was warm and cosy. Excellent service from staff very friendly.

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Alanae
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited again sunday 20th for lunch love this place.

Staff where fantastic. Santa was brilliant. Value for money.

Will be back very soon.

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chaantallaimyn
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for lunch with the children to see Santa and his reindeer. The setting was magical, the staff were fabulous, the food was delicious and Santa was great.
We all had a fantastic time and will definitely go back.

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Notgreat
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The christmas decorations, reindeer and santa were fantastic.
The food and service however really spoiled our day out.

We ordered 2 starters and 2 kids meals to come out together waited 15 minutes for our first round of drinks. Startes came out in under 2 minutes which is always worrying. No sign of the kids meals. Starters cleared, drinks arrived and kids meals showed up. Kids meals were dried and very unappealing, had clearly been under the lamp a while.
We then waited another hour minutes for our mains. Chased them 4 times to be told every time, "just a couple of minutes". Wed ordered beef dinner and sausage and mash.... nothing extravagant. After 60 minutes 2 very disappointing, room temperature, sad looking dinners came out and we were told we had waited so long due an oven being down and orders being backed up. Had we been told this earlier we would have cancelled the mains as we then missed out on the rest of our planned activities for the day.
Very disappointed with the food it was flavourless, dry and cold.
Such a shame as the restaurant wasn't that busy and we were there early so not as though they were playing catch up.
Wont be rushing back in the new year which is a real shame as we have enjoyed coming to the tan hill over the years.
The reindeer, santa and christmas decorations were lovely though.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fabulous ambiance, staff were amazing, views were out of this world.

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GemW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was poor from the offset. Pressed the button on the table several times but still 30 minutes for anyone to take our order. My food was average, it was lukewarm at best although the other 2 meals were much hotter and better so not sure whether mine was plated first.

Once the mains were finished we pressed the button to order dessert, again several times but no answer, so eventually had to stop a member of staff. Another table had the same issue. Next minute our bills appeared. No one asked if we wanted dessert and the other table were given a bill despite not even having their food!

3 power cuts may not have helped but the room where they were having meals with Santa seemed very well organised in comparison to the dining room.

There was no one obviously in charge so maybe to avoid this there could be a person in charge of each room to make sure everyone is having a the same level of service, and not just those that paid extra.

It clearly wasn't at full capacity due to social distancing and there were a lot if staff about so there didn't seem to be any reason for the poor service.

The staff we did speak to were all very polite and helped as soon as we raised issue though.

Unfortunately left feeling disappointed.

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Yasmin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I was really expecting bigger things from here tbh. We arrived a little early, it was around 20 mins early, we were sat down but didn’t get any service until maybe 25 mins of pressing the button to get our orders. Food came, was over all nice. Yorkshire puddings were a bit soggy and the gravy could have been a bit more thicker. Service wasn’t the best, I asked for salt and pepper to be brought the salt but then a piece of paper?🤣 couldn’t help but laugh. Wouldn’t say my Scottish was that strong after being here for 4 years. The hot fudge cake was cold and so over powering of chocolate it just wasn’t enjoyable and I’m 7 months pregnant so chocolate is my life just now which is was very disappointed at. Over all the place is lovely, was very warm. We asked to be moved seats as I was placed on a hard bench and being pregnant wasn’t the comfiest but they said we couldn’t be moved so I just wasn’t comfy all round.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a fantastic lunch. We booked for the Saturday lunchtime in the barn. Excellent friendly service from start to finish. Well organised an efficient despite it being busy. Food was delicious and didn’t take too long to arrive after ordering. Thank you Tan Hill, we will be back.

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Jojomomo3
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Was disappointed in the value of food served.. price really was inflated for what we had. £16.99 for Fish & 8chips with mushy peas!
Adherence to Covid safe practices was quite poor. Didn't witness any staff wipe tables between clients, shared salt& peppermills between tables and didn't ensure 1 way in the 1 way out regulations.
I had to ask for NHS Track and Trace..wasn't offered nor requested by staff.
The folk seeing Santa with their children were wandering around diners..really not Good. Overall felt unsafe tbh.
No doubt beautiful surroundings and views..disappointing food.

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Lovely place and the staff were very friendly my little girl really enjoyed herself and was over the moon when Santa come over and talked to her.

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MarieN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and fantastic Santa really paid attention to everyone .

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Hippitoes
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding trip out up ere and definitely worth the effort whatever the weather throw's at you.

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LindaA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch. Visit from santa and fed tha reindeers. The grandchildren loved it and it made us feel festive. Staff are marvellous hopefully we will be back again soon

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KellyG
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We would visit again due to its amazing food, range of beers and ambiance.

The team were very accommodating and thoughtful though the Table service needs a little improvement but this was mentioned to a member of staff.

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JohnA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all round great service clean tidy food excellent

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Em678
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waited nearly 2 hours for our main courses with 2 young children. When the food did come it certainly wasn't worth the wait. We pressed the bell for table service on several occasions with nobody coming to the table. The room was set up lovely and it would have been a lovely experience if we had not had to ask if Santa was still around and the food had arrived in a timely manner

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myrak
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It feels like home here at the Tan Hill the staff are amazing and so friendly the food like the ambience is homely and filling we will be coming back for years to come thank you Tan Hill.

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SAELHA
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal & friendly staff. Can’t wait to return!

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JennyH
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Tan Hill is a lovely friendly place to visit ive been visiting my whole life and even now it fills me with excitement. The staff were friendly and helpful although they seemed to be struggling with knowing table numbers and so asked 3 tables if my dessert was theirs before getting to me. It wasn't a hot dessert so no harm done. The only real problem I had was the pub dog wandering around while we ate it jumped up at me to smell my food and my 3 year old is uneasy with dogs so scared him trying to sniff him.

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AnnmarieM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What an amazing night we had, the kids loved seeing santa and the reindeer, the food was beautiful 😍 everything was really good. You saved our Christmas as we had no where to go and see santa, the kids haven't stopped talking about it. The staff was lovely and was working really hard to please everyone. Thank you for a lovely night see you in the future x

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LeeannM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited the tan hill with my partner and two young children (8 & 6) for some food and to see santa and his reindeers.
Upon arrival the staff were very friendly explained how we order etc and took us to our table in the barn.
The barn was decorated beautifully!
We had three courses which came out in very good time (no long waiting) and it was all gorgeous!
Santa was great the kids loved him and the reindeers are just fab! Made my 8 year old really believe! Would definitely recommend was a fabulous treat for us all.

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ALP76
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my Son and Daugher (6 and 7 years for lunch) it was quiet, staff adorable and food lovely. I thought it was quite expensive but that said it was worth the money (£6.99 kids meal) but a really tasty and large dish. To our surprise Santa came in during lunch which was lovely. We paid an extra £1 to them go and see and feed the reindeers. It was so much fun and a really nice Xmas memory during such a dull COViD season. X

FAQs

Tan Hill Inn is rated 4 stars by 567 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.