Tan Hill Inn

3.9
594 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 594 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.8
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4.0
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louisem
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely greeting, great setting and set up. Could’ve done with one more person serving to help speed but it’s so beautiful that it didn’t detract from the experience.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Having placed food order at 12-30 we didnt receive food until 2-45!!!!
Despite numerous requests as to where the food.
None of the staff looked after the tables for which they took orders and payment, complete shambles!!!
Requested a refund and still waiting, had to leave without food after nearly 2 hours.
Ridiculous, I had invited 18 people and booked all the tables for this and was let down completely.

GL
GillianL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very nice all round, well organised, clean and tidy

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paulb
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolute mayhem ordered my food and didn’t get it until nearly 2 1/2 hours later and then it was wrong

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LibbyS
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This is a really difficult review to write. I booked a table for six for Sunday lunch. Four of us arrived on time and were shown to our table and told it didn’t have a number so the ordering app wouldn’t work, our other two friends arrived shortly afterwards. We waited 35 minutes for someone to take our order and we chose all of our drinks and meals. The drinks arrived about 15 minutes later. We waited about another 15 minutes and managed to flag someone down to ask about food and they said they would check. By now over an hour had passed. We enquired again after and hour and half, still no sign of food and at the two hour point we decided we’d had enough. The staff apologised profusely and said not to pay for drinks. We really, really wanted to support the pub on its-re-opening, they had put a lot of work into the outside area but it was glaringly obvious that we were not they only customers waiting a long time to be served even though it wasn’t full. Their ordering system using iPads was causing issues, internet at the highest pub in England is not reliable and we understand that so maybe do it the old fashioned way? Unlike some places where one member of staff is responsible for a portion of tables, here it appeared that one person took orders, someone else delivered food and there was no one checking on all tables to make sure everything was ok (no-one approached us to do this). I know they have a new team and processes in place but maybe don’t accept walk-ins if you can’t service the booked tables? We do wish the team well, there are definitely lessons to learn.

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DuncanM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food and polite staff but they did struggle to meet the demands of food orders

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Janeyo
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First opening weekend after lockdown and although the staff were up against it they worked their socks off. The food is always lovely and the staff are very helpful and go above and beyond. I cant wait to go again. Xx

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ROYb
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

if it had been acknowledged that the night was a car crash this may have helped , arrived 17.00 1 hr to be served 1st drink during the next 6 hours we managed to order drinks an additional twice , table booked for food 19.00 we ate at 22.00 , food stone cold.
please be aware as a rule the food and service are good , management should have taken the bull by the horns , stopped walk ins , addressed there lack of staff and communicated with the customer , I am sure the TANHILL faithful would have forgiven everything had there been some form of communication and honesty to there lack of preparation when busy.
i will not return but advice anyone who hasn't been to give it a go at least once , when they iron out there shortfalls you will not be disappointed , great location, as a rule good food and most weekends great entertainment.
bitterly disappointed but guarantee your visit will be far better than ours.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely shocking service, food arrived 3 hours late, puddings 4 hours and was extremely poor quality.

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Rh27
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

0 organisation. Arrived at 6pm. By 9pm we had only received our starters!
In the end we got a refund for the food we hadn’t had and went to get a Chinese takeaway!

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PhilB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Queued to be seated though we had a booking. After being seated we caught the attention of the waiting staff 3 separate times to ask them to take our food and drinks order. Each time we were told they would send someone over which never happened. It was very busy, the staff were putting out more and more tables and people were still queuing to get in. Though most people seemed to be sat without food or drinks. Both were very slow to come out. Maybe they should have concentrated on the people already seated instead of packing more and more in. The staff had an impossible job I’m sure. Clearly the owners were more interested in quantity of clients as opposed to quality. A member of staff did tell us that food was likely to be 1 1/2 hours which management denied. I don’t doubt this to be true. After being seated for 30 minutes and watching the chaos, we gave up and left with no order taken. The following morning there was numerous discussions heard about the quality of the food being served being way below the past standard. I should say though that breakfast was lovely and good quality ingredients used.

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RyanW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Drinks took far too long. Food was okay but a little cold. Felt like something just wasn’t quite right as spoke to other customers and said it wasn’t normally like that. The place has great potential with the views and the outdoor seating. Staff all friendly and helpful even though you could see they were struggling and probably getting a lot of stick off customers. Would return to give it another try but overall disappointed this time around

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Aaaan
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Waited 1h45m for food for two people, an hour for first round of two pints then 45 mins for the next two drinks. Teething problems early on but wouldn’t hesitate to revisit as the beer garden is fantastic and I know the service will improve.

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Loulou
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We were seated quickly after booking a table, but we couldn't access the online menu to order due to no mobile data signal (which I'm sure lots of other people have same issue up there). Managed to catch a member of staff to ask them and they said someone would come take our order. 35mins later we were still waiting and had started to notice other groups coming in after us having their order taken before us. Eventually caught someone to tell them and she said someone would come. Someone did come after 45 mins from getting there. Ordered food, no problems, drinks arrived fairly quickly. Food arrived in a reasonable length of time. Portion size of Yorkshire pudding meal was massive very worth the money, children's meals would of been lovely had the chicken bits not been extremely overcooked so they were too dry to eat really. The chips were gorgeous!!!
Scenery beautiful, ambience brilliant, gets busy so I'd recommend booking, staff were friendly although I suspect under pressure from all the new rules and expectations.
I would go back :)

WB
WayneB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff
Great venue
Great time..

Every time we visit Tan Hill inn we always are made to feel very welcome.
Already looking forward to our next visit which won’t be too long!

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sarahB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Being a restaurant General Manager myself I could tell straight away staff weren’t trained properly, which is understandable given the current circumstances. But management were not active in supporting table service or doing check back on tables, or any where to be seen to be honest!

Table of two, 1 round of drinks, 1 main meal each:

We arrived at 19:00, took a while for someone to come over but not too long, ordered our drinks and food straight away. Our drinks didn’t arrive for about 20 minutes if not longer, and our steaks arrived over an hour later. Both steaks were small, tough and cooked completely wrong. I ordered a rare and my partner medium rare; we got two well done steaks. The menu said it came with peppercorn sauce and that didn’t come either.
We ordered another drink once our food arrived but we sat for 30 mins waiting for it and gave up hope by then.
No one checked if our food was ok, and we couldn’t catch anyone to let them know.
Staff looked stressed, uncomfortable, under pressure , and left to take the hit without a manager in site. If I’m honest it was a £50+ meal and I’ve bought and cooked better steaks in a frying pan from the coop. You need to sort this out.
The table next to us also had many problems with their meal and a manager didn’t intervene until there had been over 4 mistakes made.

I normally give places multiple chances but this has been the second time I’ve been and it’s been hectic and awful service, and food. Staff constantly under pressure. Rota better and management need a slap on the wrist for not being around the tables.
You have lost two customers, but I bet from that night you have lost many more, and I will definitely not be recommending you.

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SueS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new outdoor area is fabulous. We had a lovely evening, listening to live music and toasting marshmallows.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Really slow! Just simply didn’t have enough staff! Has potential though

DD
DeborahD
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place with stunning surroundings and great atmosphere. Food and service very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was quite quick considering how far staff had to walk to bring drinks and food outside. Food was tasty, but quite expensive for drinks.

MD
MDM44
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

DO NOT TAKE ANY OF REVIEWS AS GOSPEL, THEY ARE NOT ACCURATE!
I have found it necessary to write this review after reading the obviously made up/paid for reviews this week, with false pictures, some of which are taken on tables that are not even available to customers now.
We visited on Thursday 15 April 2021 for a 5pm booking. When we arrived the place was maybe one quarter full, 6 or 7 tables taken. We were told to take any table we wanted (most were empty).
After a long wait I went seeking someone to take our order was told they had had a problem with power but it was up and running now. This was over half an hour after arrival.
We ordered 2 soups for starters as we were freezing by now and 1 pie and mash and 1 chicken burger for mains (their menu is not as advertised).
Over an hour later our soups had still not arrived and we realised something was very wrong.
Asked one of the 3 servers what was happening and were told that their printer had gone down so they could not print the orders (taken on iPads).
JUST HOW LONG WOULD IT HAVE TAKEN FOR THESE 3 SERVERS TO GRAB A NOTEBOOK AND PEN AND ASK THE 6 OR 7 TABLES WHAT THEY HAD ORDERED IF THIS WAS WHAT HAD REALLY HAPPENED, WHICH I VERY MUCH DOUBT.
The people on the table nearest to us left absolutely fuming and mentioned that they had been waiting for food for 1 hour and 40 minutes and it had still not arrived. They even commented that the owners must be having their friends write the positive reviews on Tripadvisor.
When they also added that this was the THIRD time this had happened to them we decided to leave too.
I was willing to let this go until I read the fake reviews and pictures submitted this week.
Everyone was unhappy, only one table received food after nearly 2 hours and even then one of their main courses was missing (we were near enough to hear the conversation).
We left our house at 3:45pm and returned home hungry at 7:40pm. Had to get a Chinese takeaway on the way home.
Totally appalling

KM
KendalM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I would love to sing Tan Hill's praises after looking forward to coming here for so long, but I was disappointed. The service was painfully slow - about 15 minutes to have our order taken, half an hour to get a drink, an hour for food, mistakes with our food and drink orders. The food we did get however, was good, and the staff were lovely.
We're putting it down to a bad day as other customers were having the same experience. We will try again, perhaps in the camper van so we can stay over and the wait won't matter so much. But as I say, it was hopefully just a bad day and the next time will all we were expecting.

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EveP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always organised excellent service, great food good portions
Dog friendly and amazing views

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Sarah
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fish & chips were spot on but sausage was crossled in the giant yorkshire pud. Was worth a visit!

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ColinW
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Booked meal for 1300 hrs didn't get puds till 1445
Food was very good but could have been hotter. Perhaps plate covers would help,.
I know things are difficult in these Covid times and I am sure things will improve every day.
Thank you

KS
KevinS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great friendly atmosphere and service, shame I couldn't have stayed longer.

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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.

JT
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
3 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.

SG
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

DD
DeborahD
County Durham
2 reviews
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

BN
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.

CT
CarolT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really nice food was lovely lovely place definitely be back

FAQs

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

Tan Hill Inn is rated 3.9 stars by 594 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.