‘Wonderwall’ of snow traps drinkers, and Oasis tribute band, in remote U.K. pub

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Is three days in a pub with an Oasis tribute band too long? definitely Maybe.

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One would be forgiven for thinking just that some 50 drinkers, trapped in a remote 17th-century pub for three nights after a heavy snowfall in northern England, watched an Oasis tribute band.

They slept on the couch or on the floor at The Tan Hill Inn in Yorkshire, England – more than 200 miles north of London – after snow and fallen power lines blocked roads starting Friday.

Guests were forced to sleep on makeshift beds after being stranded at The Tan Hill Inn after heavy snowfall.Facebook/The Tan Hill Inn
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The pub – touted as Britain’s highest inn, which sits 1,732 feet above sea level – shared the update on Facebook, jokingly calling the guests “prisoners”.

“Let’s be honest,” Said an update. “Stuck anywhere is a test, a challenge to some people’s mental health, and yes, some are at breaking point after three days. bounded.”

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Vicky Hodgson, 43, traveled with her partner in her campervan to a rural pub for more than an hour to see “Noasis,” the Oasis tribute band.

The forecast predicted light snowfall, so they weren’t worried about the weather. But by the end of the night the entrance of the pub was covered with thick snow.

“It was untrue, the snow must have been waist-deep,” Hodgson told Granthshala News over the phone. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

She said it was “a wild ride of emotions” but a weekend full of “memories”.

Hodgson said the staff was “absolutely fantastic” and kept guests entertained with quizzes, karaoke, and plenty of food—including a free buffet.

Stranded staff and guests dug a path outside the pub which was blocked by thick snow.Vicky Hodgson

Cold weather brought heavy snow to many parts of the United Kingdom over the weekend. It left thousands of homes without electricity and killed at least two people.

“Our guests have been absolutely amazing,” said pub manager Nicola Townsend, told sky news, “They’ve been really patient and really understanding.”

“Everybody came in as strangers on Friday night and I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say they’ve made friends here,” Townsend said.

Monday The Tan Hill Inn at 2:16 pm local time (9:16 am) shared on facebook It “gave a wonderful farewell to our already stranded guests” as the streets finally opened.

A photo of stranded patrons was shared on The Tan Hill Inn’s Facebook page with the caption: “We will always remember this group of wonderful people who came together, and hopefully, under challenging circumstances, we Enjoyed the life I thought was a life-changing experience.”

Band members of “Noasis” who describe themselves as “the country’s favorite Oasis tribute band” – wrote on facebook That they had to cancel another performance on Saturday night because they too were trapped.

“We have no way of making it to our gig,” the band said.

Hodgson, who managed to leave the pub on Monday, said the “surreal” experience left him with some new, life-long friends.

“There’s talk of a reunion next year! Hopefully summer though,” she said with a laugh.

Bianca Britton reported from London and Susan Sichalsky from New York.



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