Tan Hill Inn

3.7
776 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 v

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 776 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
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3.6
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3.9
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3.5
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LindaW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Having booked a table a month ago, for my husbands birthday and viewed the menu online it was disappointing to say the least that we were presented with a sandwich menu. As they had our contact details it would have been courteous to at least email us so that we could change our booking to another venue. Or post on their website that the menu is only sandwiches, rather than reduced which still lead us to think hot food.. As we had travelled a considerable way (200mile round trip) we were both unhappy and left immediately. And won't go back.. 😠

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Betsyboo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I have sent a complaint already as we could not order food as there was a very limited menu left and had ran out of lots of things and were told we would have to wait well over an hour for a sandwich. We had already waited for half hour for drinks to arrive and were very hungry and disappointed. We had pre booked and walk-ins were being served first. It was a very upsetting day as we had travelled as a special occasion with elderly parents. The staff were very apologetic and it was not there fault. I received an email the day before to make sure we were still coming and nothing was on there about the change of menu or waiting times.We were left feeling very cheated on what should have been a lovely day.

IM
IrisM
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had 2 courses off the Sunday menu. Prawn cocktail and soup for starters , very nice and 2 roast dinners, absolutely delicious, meat was cooked perfect.

JW
JonathanW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great, the staff were really helpful and did extra vegetables on request and basically made us feel very welcome.

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LisaT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We booked counter seating and the waitress abruptly told us we were in the lounge even though I had the email reservation, Also £12.50 for 2 and a half pints of lager a bit over priced

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Brent
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday lunch booked a table for four in the barn. Excellent food. Great place, views are superb. Very friendly staff.

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Kevo
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

No evening menu, told it was bbq only with some options sold out, no sweet/pudding menu at all and £20 for cheapest bottle of wine. Total rip off.

MB
MelanieB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Only option for evening meal was BBQ of which the meat arrived cold. Booked a bar table but was put in barn with football. Drinks order was wrong 2 times. Don't think we will be back.

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Harry
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Firstly, I love this place. It’s beautiful, great atmosphere and the beers are great. Just what you need on a summer weekend. Everyone should have the chance to enjoy this place. This year though, it seems like Tan Hill has bitten off more than it can chew with regards to number of customer bookings for food and drink. Facebook may have gotten Tan Hill noticed further and wider, but that’s not always a good thing. Staff really struggled to keep up last night and with 150 to cater for breakfast this morning, it was a bit busy. Last night was BBQ night - great for a summer weekend, but it wasn’t value for money. To be clear, I don’t expect an a la carte restaurant. £12.95 for a dry burger in a dry bun and some side coleslaw it a bit much. Realistically, you’re looking at £6.95 tops! £12.95 for breakfast was also a bit much for 2 slices of bacon, 2 sausages, a hash brown and an egg.
I know you have a bit of a “monopoly” being out in the sticks and being a famous pub, but please, don’t spoil it for yourselves by either biting off more than you can chew in terms of customer numbers and don’t get too greedy on the pricing, otherwise your Facebook page will be full of negative reviews.
I will be back for the atmosphere and the beer :-)

GL
GinLizzi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Whilst fully appreciating that running at isolated pub in COVID times is difficult we were not impressed and in fact left before we ordered any food. When I booked, a full menu was offered when we arrived the only food available was a BBQ with 1 vegetarian option that came with 1 salad. I know that the old chef had left and a new one had arrived but had I been informed of this before we had driven all that way we would have cancelled. No attempt was made to inform us of the changes prior to our arrival. Not impressed at all.

KB
KeithB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Total shambles! Booked a table on Saturday for 5pm. Kitchen closes between 3pm and 5pm. Web site states food available from 12pm until 8.30pm. On arrival we were told that they had decided to do a BBQ so no other menus were available and the food would not be ready until 6pm at the earliest. Most staff were young and still under going training although pleasant and helpful as much as they could be. Duty manager was helpful and sympathetic / understanding. When you have driven over an hour and to celebrate a birthday not a great result. New owner need to reign in their grand vision. It’s in the middle of nowhere and frequented by walkers. Not a patch on our previous visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The increased throughput of customers has resulted in the loss of special old pub feel that folk love. Food good service good but the atmosphere has gone. The outside seating arrangement spoils the look of the place. The council will take action on the mass parking damaging the verges. Sadly won’t be returning. So many other good pubs in the vicinity.

CL
CLaw
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Very long wait for food. Not great value but I suppose the nearby competition is limited!

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TafWilliams
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great weekend.
Spent 2 days just totally relaxing.

I had an itinerary of doing sod
all apart from having fun...
And i stuck too it.

Booked all the meals and tent
slot through apps.

Brilliant staff.... Great food.
Weather was perfect.

Bands at night were good.
Walks during the day between
meals.

Thoroughly perfect...
Cheers gurls n guys at
Tan Hill.

PW
PaulW
Essex
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, the scenery is beautiful and the staff are friendly.

JO
JohnO
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

No rice with the curry
Nan bread left by two people
No cereal
Only milk was in little tubular packs
Had to chase staff for cutlery
Asked for brown bread in packed lunch and got white
Lady serving breakfast was rushed off her feet, definitely needed help.
A big disappointment overall.

TH
TerryH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very efficient and good food, looking forward to next visit

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WayneL
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was fantastic. Only really let down by the slow service. Waited over 30mins to order. A couple came in long after us and left at the same time

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BillC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Arrived after travelling along deserted roads to find the inn car park very busy, I was glad I had booked. However, the place was not either too busy or noisy but did have a good atmosphere and background music.

The menu is not extensive but there is a good variety of options. I had the garlic mushrooms and steak & ale pie both of which were delicious. My wife had the Whitby scampi which was prawn not monkfish and also the cheesecake, again delicious.

The Tan Hill Ale was also very agreeable too.

A very pleasant and enjoyable lunch experience.

JF
JoannaF
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Full of character think staff were new trying there best but under current circumstances saw little sanitising of hands and tables my waitress accidentally put her hand on my poppadom as she put it on the table which put me off a bit - but I’m sure things will settle and I would give it another go.

TO
TONYV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

A very ' Fawlty Towers' experience due to new front of house, waitresses and chef, who, although very willing, were not sufficiently trained.

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ERachaelB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Some of the worst service we have had in years. They kept forgetting about us and the wait between our courses was way longer than we have waited anywhere else even with covid and being at full covid capacity. It is a shame because the food is okay. We will not be in a hurry to go back for food any time soon.

TH
TerryH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit to the Tan Hill Inn and after reading reviews were a little sceptical however we throughly enjoyed our dining experience. Food was served promptly and was piping hot. Staff were very polite and helpful even though some still being trained. Would definitely re-visit.

JL
JoanneL
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Amazing homemade chips with good artisan steak pie. The garlic mushroom starter was poor and as arrived within a couple of minutes was not made to order but left stewing away so actually rubbery. The rustic bread was just a couple of slices from a French loaf and simple improvements could elevate the whole meal.

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Jenni
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We came to celebrate an anniversary and even though the room is beautiful the food is not to the same standard , some staff were not as friendly and helpful as I expected. Breakfast was ok not amazing at all , and given no choice just had full breakfast , we waited ages for the bill for our evening meal and they forgot about my pudding and just brought my husbands out .Perhaps today will be better .

JG
JoanneG
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Terrible service we waited 30 minutes for our order inc drinks to be taken when our food arrived which I have to say was very nice we had to chase our drinks very disappointed with the service we then had to ask for the pudding menu as no one seemed to know what was on it we asked for the bill only to find we had been overcharged it was rectified but all in all not a good experience but the food was good.

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Hiker
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Although I understand there may be some teething issues around re-opening after lockdown restrictions I cannot help but feel disappointed with our visit. The place appeared to be in disarray, with numerous other guests voicing their grievances. The staff were young, possibly new and lacked supervision and direction, with repeated requests ignored or forgotten. After visiting several times previously there appeared to be several components missing from the Sunday lunch, which made it poor value for money. the icing on the cake was being charged for several items that we hadn't actually had. In a time where the hospitality industry is trying to coax back patrons; poor service, quality and value for money isn't the way to do it.

AP
AnnP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Service not good, felt like we were children being told off.
Food undercooked and tasteless.
Dog hairs everywhere over the seats.

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Pieman
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Unique location, great pub, huge potential, friendly people, no organisation, poorly managed, slow service, very poor food quality (tastes bad, cold, burnt), great beer, great live music, Campervan friendly. They let themselves down and could do a whole lot better. Cheers

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Hungryhiker
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

We had high hopes for The Tan Hill Inn as the "home cooked" menu was limited we assumed that the food would be top notch..sadly not. Service was appalling we waited 15 minutes to place a drinks order and a further 15 for them to arrive. The starters arrived looking like a child had made them, cold garlic mushrooms in a thin sauce with 2 small slices of dry bread thrown on a plate, prawn cocktail with more lettuce than anything else. Ordered another drink and chased it up 3 times before it arrived. Main course of burgers that were just warm and in a dry bun, no condiments offered at any point, on a plus note the chips were lovely but that didn't make up for service or quality of food. Would not recommend to anyone. Lovely view shame about everything else.

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SUSANP
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was a little erratic, due I think to IT problems and inexperienced staff? The staff however were lovely, very friendly. We had a few drinks outside in the afternoon very relaxed out there with lots of people coming and going. In the evening we were shown to a table in the lounge I believe, not the barn which I'd booked but not a problem. A very basic menu and they had already started to run out of things,but we were both happy with our meals. Initially they took our food to another table near by, an error due I suppose to taking both orders round about the same time. Good value 3 course deal. A nice bottle of red too.
We were staying over in our motorhome and had the misfortune to be next to a noisy crowd who stayed up late talking loudly. Not the pub's fault and a risk you take in such a situation. However there was considerable evidence of drinking and eating their own stuff so very little spent in the pub so I feel more annoyed on the pub's behalf! My motive for staying there was to enjoy an afternoon/evening in such a stunning place and support the business by eating and drinking there. We had also paid £40 for the stay over and breakfast which was very nice.

j
joannew
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to the pub . Staff always pleasant and helpful. Food is always lovely. Love the improvements they are making they are doing a fantastic job .

JR
JordanR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A nice and cosy place to eat, food was a bit on the high side, being a Yorkshire man, I'm tight, service was a little slow towards the end, overall happy

SB
StellaB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Simple food cooked well with good service. Nice place and great to break up our scenic tour of Yorkshire.

KB
KatieB
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Had very high expectations coming here and travelled a while of the beaten track to eat somewhere we thought was going to be a really good experience. The service was terrible, staff seemed untrained and didnt seem to know a lot about the food or drinks served. The actual food was very expensive for what you got, chips were burnt, vegetables tasted sour and the gammon was half fat. Small portions, poor food and expensive. Wouldnt travel out of the way to eat here again.

TM
ToadyMcToady
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Poor and frankly depressing experience This place is relying on it’s location and reputation - a novelty for some and a refuge for others, such as Pennine Way hikers. It needs a good sprucing up and sort out by the management. Terrible food, terrible service, awful dinning room (away from the main bar with the fire). And the prices are ridiculous for the quality of the food. The young staff were v pleasant and tried hard - but other diners were complaining/threatening to leave. Not a one off, as I was warned by others who’d been a day or two before me that food and service were poor. Went anyway and wish I hadn’t.

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AnneW
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Members of staff work hard. Very warm welcome. All Covid arrangements in place and I felt very safe there.

JW
JohnW
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

good pub food - had an excellent pie, good beer and nice log fire

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Darren81
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor customer service, felt ignored, difficult to order food and drinks unless you find somebody with a magical iPad.
Limited over priced menu, soggy pastry on pies, gravy like water.
Didnt have a pudding as couldn't find a waitress to take order.
Only positivr about our visit was the views. Very disappointed.

VR
VickyR
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was awful, partner got a chicken burger which tasted awful, the coleslaw tasted off, and I thought for the price was a total rip off! We complained but told it was the way the chicken had been cooked, and weren’t offered any refund or another
Would not visit again

FAQs

Tan Hill Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01833 533007.

Tan Hill Inn is rated 3.7 stars by 776 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.