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Customers snowed in at Britain’s highest pub for three nights with Oasis tribute band

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By Euronews  with AP
Customers were stuck for three nights at Tan Hill Inn
Customers were stuck for three nights at Tan Hill Inn   -   Copyright  Tan Hill Inn

Dozens of people who went to Britain’s highest altitude pub on Friday to watch an Oasis tribute band were stuck there for three nights after heavy snowfall.

The Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales was cut off after a blizzard brought snow and winds that knocked down power cables and blocked roads.

It meant 61 customers were stuck overnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with hopes that clearer skies on Monday would mean an end to the ordeal.

Pub manager Nicola Townsend said people were in good spirits over the weekend however, with the Oasis tribute band, called Noasis, playing acoustic sets to help pass the time.

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The snowed-in customers with Noasis at the Tan Hill InnTan Hill Inn

“They did a great gig on Friday night which most people were here for anyway,” she told BBC Breakfast.

“They’ve been getting their guitars out and doing some acoustics in different rooms we have here, everyone’s really enjoyed it.”

She also said staff had organised movies, a quiz night and karaoke for the stranded guests.

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Customers didn't bargain for a three night lock-in when they turned up on Friday nightTann Hill Inn

Customers were finally able to leave on Monday as the roads cleared.

"We’ve had a brilliant time with our stranded guests, playing a pub quiz, karaoke, board games," Townsend told Euronews.

She said it was a bit cliché but a few people became close friends over the weekend

The pub sits 528 metres above sea level and is used to being cut off by bad weather.