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Tan Hill Inn

3.9
480 reviews
£25 and under
British
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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 480 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food served in very COVID 19 friendly way, the menu was reduced from what would be offered in “normal times” but very tasty and well presented food.

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StevenH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding service in very difficult times that staff were polite and friendly and the food was delicious

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CatherineB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ordered the 3 course meals,soup,roast dinner and apple crumble with custard,
Soup came out in about 15min,quite nice mushroom soup,my wife ordered lamb,I ordered beef, 1hr 45 minutes later it came, beef was that tough I couldn’t chew it,one scoop of mash a few peas,piece of carrot, piece of parsnip both not been peeled,red cabbage boiled till it resembled stew,,30 minutes after the apple crumble came, it was stone bloody cold,
As you can guess I won’t be going back,to sum up in one word,
RUBBISH.

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sandra
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely place great food only downside was the barn underfloor heating wasn’t on and the room was chilly but will be back with thermals on

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Janeyo
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table in the main pub at 5.30 for a meal. It was fabulous home cooked food that arrived quickly even though the pub was busy. Then we booked a table in the barn at 7.30 for the live band. It was a brilliant night overall. We had a fabulous night and can't wait to return.

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shirleyr
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good social distancing, friendly staff, live music.

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of meals. It was difficult to choose. Our meals were delicious and service was great.

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ChrisHenry
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made the table booking Sunday evening, for Monday lunchtime - lunch to be part of a ‘Penine way’ walk. After completing the morning walk we arrived at the Tan Hill to find it closed for a few days deep clean.
There were several other walkers who had arrived to discover the same.
I understand that COVID-19 means such things are necessary - but online bookings should not be possible 12 hours ahead of the closure.
I would not mark a score as low as 1 for food and ambiance as we did not enter the premises to eat.
Service was disappointing in as much as the pub was closed and the booking should not have been accepted only a few hours ahead.

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ChrisD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I only knocked off a star because service was slow ,but I think this may only be because of covid systems they have had to put on place ? So I wouldn't be too hard on them .
Food and drink was very good , nice place to spend a few hours , bonus of live music as well and the band was really good .
Well definitely be back.

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CarolineT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best weekend ever can’t wait to come back fantastic in every way

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AlisonC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tan Hill is an amazing pub great atmosphere lovely friendly professional staff, well worth a visit.

RB
RichardB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Competitively priced good food and great service from friendly staff

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AeronG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got lost on a walk and they helped me get another time slot with no issue. Food was absolutely amazing my bf said it was the nicest pie he has ever had. Good one way system and Covid practise in place love the bell system to get service.

PJ
PeterJ
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For us it bearing in mind the present situation, it was perfect. The noise issue was our dog barking😂😂😉
I am sure we will return and sample your hospitality again.
Once again thank you.

JB
JanetB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal with friendly efficient staff. We will definitely be back.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is one of my favourite dog friendly pubs. Great food with a wide range of options. The vegan pie is amazing - highly recommend! Proper cosy pub feel with the open fire burning away while enjoying good food and drink 🍻🐕

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and great service - I chose the steak and ale pie which was prepared by a local butchers and the apple crumble was made in house!!

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SarahN
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food / great service would recommend. Dog friendly- Sausage given to dog. Complementary port and cheese and biscuits as stopping in one of the rooms.

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candicen
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, loved the veg !! We will be back soon x

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PJAJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This was our third visit to Tan Hill and it was like a different pub, the 2 previous visits were amazing great food service and atmosphere.
Unfortunately this time something seems to have changed??
The atmosphere was not the same usual buzz, the music was fine until the odd explicit song came on, despite a lot of staff coming and going service was slow this time as was food delivery. The presentation of the starters has changed and my Caesar Salad literally looked like it had been thrown in the bowl and then a load of greenery thrown on top, my wife loves the Prawn Cocktail and even though it has raw red onion in, which she doesn't like, its never been a problem as she previously picked the onion out, however it now comes with finely diced red onion and lots of it which she couldn't pick out. When the staff member asked her if it was ok she pointed this out but they just picked up the plates with no comment.
We then waited ages for our main course, so long in fact that the couple that arrived the same time as us left just after our mains arrived.
My wife had the Steak and Ale pie, one of the main reasons we go, that was all fine, I decided to try the Fish and Chips, as my wife had previously had it and recommended it.
People on the table next to us had Fish as well and they had very large bits of fish, mine was half the size, the chips were luke warm and the batter wasn't cooked underneath. Didn't enjoy it at all but we had waited so long I didn't want to send it back and wait the same time again.
Also the peas hadn't been drained so when I tipped them on my plate everything got soaked with water. I had hoped that this was just a one off and we were just unlucky, but reading some of the previous recent reviews it does seem a bit hit and miss, which is a shame. When I paid the bill the staff member asked if everything was alright and I was going to mention all of the above but they didn't give me chance just cut me off as I started talking and disappeared.

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HannahW
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub with a lovely atmosphere, staff are very attentive and food was lovely, have been here a few times and will be back!!

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SueS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had 1 week in the Dales and had a meal at Tan Hill Inn every day. The food is really tasty and well cooked. just good pub grub, nothing fancy, which we like. Staff all polite and helpful. Felt safe during these Covid 19 times, would highly recommend.

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TehaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fantastic spot all-around! The ambiance and the staff makes this place so perfect- but not to mention delicious food. We had Sunday lunch and breakfast the next morning and enjoyed both. Very dog friendly. Lots of Covid measures in place and we felt very safe.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks , even better food , at sensible price, we be back soon as can make time

MR
MarieR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal in the barn area at the back of the pub, lovely lighting. Good service and Tasty Sunday dinner

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Matthew
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Poor service, queuing outside for more than half an hour despite having a reservation. Food was quite nice, but very expensive for what it was. Amazing setting, but a mediocre experience.

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AprilC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal. Dining area well planned out, staff very helpful.
Highly recommended

NH
NancyH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere great food and beer. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I knew it would be an isolated pub but without sat. nav. I would have taken a few wrong turns.

The road narrows to less than 2 car widths and there aren’t passing places just a bit of a grassy edging. The views on the way and at the inn are mostly bleak rolling hills so best go when there should be a bit of sun.

The inn was all set for socially distanced dining with pre-bookings only. All tables had a push button to call for service and hand sanitiser.

I went for a Sunday roast.

Three courses and a pint of lemonade was just over £25.
A few people nearby were complaining the food wasn’t hot enough but mine was fine and the hot plate helped a bit.

The beef was tender and tasty, the veg was cooked practically whole, parsnip and carrot, the mash and gravy helped everything slip down and the Yorkshire pudding finished it off nicely.

I had apple pie which seemed to use proper apple segments and I chose cream topping. Others that had sticky toffee pudding decided it was better than the main course.

KH
KevanH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Was not too happy about being in the barn with the live music, would have preferred another area so we could chat

MM
MichaelaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love this place and the live music went for my birthday and had a fab night just wished we could have had our table longer and earlier

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GhandisFlipFlop
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Been a few times before, nice pub. This visit was a bit different. We had to wait over an hour to get served once seated, granted, we apparently booked an outside table, in October, bearing in mind all of the outside benches were soaked and not under cover.

- We eventually ended up flagging a member of down, the starter came - it was nice - we asked to order more drinks, which didn't come.
By the time the main came, the starter plates/dishes had not even been cleared, nor were they for the whole meal. We asked to order some drinks, again nothing for about 30 mins or so.
The food was nice - nothing wrong there.....when we finally managed to flag a staff member down again, we all ordered 2 drinks each not knowing when we would get served next.
When they finally came to collect the plates 40-45 mins later, we had to ask for the desert menu, by which point we were told the kitchen close 20 minute earlier.
All in all, nice pub, good food, well poured pints - just let down by the service, or lack of.

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Jeany
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very lovely evening, the food was fabulous service was friendly ane good though a little slow at times due to how busy it was. We would recommend a visit and will return as we really enjoyed our trip there

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RHartJ
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The fire made it such a cosy atmosphere too. Perfect for a chilly autumn day. Thanks a great experience!

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CM1710
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

It was busy, but the service was extremely slow. Table was booked for 1.30. We didn't receive our food until after 3pm!😬😬😬
However the meal was lovely once it arrived!

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Daves
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Bit pricey for what you get
Long way to go to get overpriced food

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KevanH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service was good considering the Covid-19 restriction placed on the service, disappointed to be sat in the barn with the live music, which spoiled our personal enjoyment, but the music and atmosphere was good

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NatalieW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it up here. Friendly staff that were incredibly attentive, clear instructions on the one way system, lovely ambience and the food was fantastic. They even let us order outside the menu and made us a cheeseboard that wasn’t generally for the restaurant (rather for room service). We shall come back :)

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JohnA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the friendly and informal setting. My meal of vegetable soup followed by the chicken and ham pie was good, sound English pub food, accompanied by an excellent pint. My wife was slightly surprised to be offered both rice and naan bread with her curry, which made the meal a bit heavy. We thought that you were coping very well with the constraints of operating under the current restrictions. It was a good visit.

JB
JasonandBeverley1
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, we highly recommend the tan hill inn

FAQs

Tan Hill Inn is rated 3.9 stars by 480 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.