Tan Hill Inn

3.9
651 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 651 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
3.8
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StewartE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are regular visitors to Tan Hill and decided last minute to have lunch there last Sunday. Booked online very easily. Turned up and was greeted by very polite and informative staff. Our order was taken within the first 10 minutes and was ready very quickly. We have seen the bad reviews but if you don’t have high expectations then you will be pleasantly surprised. I think the Staff have done an amazing job and we wish them all the success for the future.

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Emily
Essex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place! Great food and superb service! Would highly recommend :-)

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GaryS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and beer served very promptly. Loved being sat by the gas fire burner outside, it extended our night. Frankie our server was excellent!

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Seagull
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

We chose to go to the Tan Hill Inn due to having outside heaters on all the tables, so we were disappointed to find them removed. The beer was excellent. The food was disappointing and overpriced. All main courses were £16.95 and that price was only available if you asked - the menus indicated that only 2 course meals at £19.95 or 3 course meals at £23.95 were available. Although the starters (nachos and garlic mushrooms) and chips were good, the main courses were plentiful but generally over-cooked. The pork spare ribs were quite dry and one of our party ate very little of his chicken curry as it was so dry. To be fair, he was offered a free portion of chips or similar. when he brought this to the attention of the waitress. We can understand and accept higher prices due to the pandemic, but increased prices should be accompanied with good quality and this certainly wasn't the case. The food was average at best.

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DeborahD
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love this place, love the setting. Food lovely, spicy tomato soup was delicious. Good ambience and friendly service.

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ShaneB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Due to very poor weather, we had to eat in our car. However, the staff were great, particularly as they were working on very challenging circumstance. The food was good, my wife had the 5 bean chilli, which she said could have been warmer, but my chicken pie was gorgeous and piping hot! 👍

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DianeR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

Menu was just Sunday lunch no variety or other options. So we came away usually we live it up there rain or shine but didn't want Sunday lunch on this occasion. But food is amazing just very disappointing after booking a table and travelling that far for food to come away with no food . The stench of smoke was over powering too . But still love the place . Strange tough times and will be back .

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ChristineC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We stayed 2 nights and overall had a great time. Would have scored higher but for the fact we had to wait 2 hours for our food on sunday night. Kitchen had lost our order. Staff have been excellent and friendly though so that one glitch didn't detract from us having a good weekend

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Hi,
I’ve just returned from a disappointing evening at your establishment. I’ll run you through my evening and I wonder if you’ll find it acceptable.
First turned up at the organised time, to spend 20 minutes stood on the side of the road signing in. The times set by your booking in system (I would maybe consider staggered booking times).
So get to table, (not been wiped but ok) asked if we were ready to order, order, pay etc, all seems ok (how we were wrong!)
After a short time, some nachos turn up, no cutlery, napkins yeah fine, no sign of a drink. Nachos finished (enquiry was made into drinks), plate collected, no drink.
Drinks turn up! alleluia!
Long wait for two fish and chips (can handle wasn’t too bad)
Two fish and chips turn up, no cutlery, no condiments, nice Lad went to get cutlery, no offer of condiments. Ended up helping myself.
Fish and chips - fish was fine wasn’t exactly the hottest but edible. My chips were burnt and cold, the others were hot and border line undercooked. I did get a slice of bread debatably the nicest part of the meal! Certainly not a £50 meal!

You’ve done a lot of things well, and it is hard times, but if you can’t get the basics right your doomed! Spoke to my brother and he said it was a shambles when he went at Christmas. You need to remember going to tan hill is an event it’s an hour and half round trip, and I’ll not be coming again and telling everyone I know not to go until start hearing some actual good stories, should maybe look at trip advisor, don’t think I’m the only one!

Anyway I’d quite like to know your thoughts thanks Chris (table 2)

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Neat
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Having visited in the past many times I now feel that the pub has become too commercial.

GC
GaryC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place...Fabulous food ... staff were lovely as we had rain snow and sun..we were lucky as we had a table undercover 😀

RM
RyanM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Staff need better manners. Will not return for that reason alone.

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Jojo
County Durham
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Our first campervan stay at Tan Hill. Angus met us outside and showed us where to park. The location is amazing. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t on our side and we had hail stones just prior to our dinner reservation which was outside due to covid. We took blankets to sit on and wrapped them around us. It was a bit unorganised when staff were deciding where we should sit which is strange when we booked weeks ago. We did get a table with a parasol and Angus brought us a gas heater. The heater was a godsend and I dread to think how much they are spending on keeping everyone warm with the heaters. The food was absolutely gorgeous, the pie and chips were so tasty and tasted like proper pub food. The staff were amazing, they all never stopped and are on the go in the freezing cold conditions. 2 staff even apologised for walking in front of me when they hadn’t done anything wrong. I got the impression that they were possibly constantly apologising because people had been complaining unnecessary. The music was great and there were lots of people there. The staff were friendly and adapting to the new regulations. The breakfast in the morning was really good. It was clearly quality ingredients and the best black pudding I’ve had in a long time. We had a great overnight stay and it was great to feel a little bit of normality coming back.

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Phoebeme
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It has to be one of the best places we have ever stayed. The food was excellent, the staff could not do enough for you, they worked so dame hard but all kept smiling.Finshed the evening of with singers. Just perfect end to a perfect stay. For sure we will return sooner that later. Thanyou everyone for looking after us..

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LindaD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Well organised outdoor service in line with covid rules. Staff were exceptional remaining helpful and cheerful on what was a very cold evening. Fantastic ambience with live music couldn't have asked for better.

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CallumTannahill
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing, wanted to go for years but never had time! I’d absolutely recommend anyone wanting to go to just go!!! Amazing staff, brilliant food and a fantastic place… the views 😍

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Service was very slow and had to ask for updates a few times to check where the food/drinks where. Food was ok but for the price portions could be bigger. The pub was not busy so unsure why service was so slow. Heaters were available however had to ask for one as was not offered. If you are planning a quick pit stop plan to wait a while.

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DavidP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

Great location and view ruined by a cocked up meal order resulting in no food after an hour and a quarter wait.

Refund provided quickly by friendly staff.

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KateF
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food was an hour and a half wait. Would have left if we hadnt paid up front and if this had been communicated at any point. Infact we were reassured a few times that our order would be out next, to then watch multiple other tables served.

I work in hospitality and understand current circumstances are difficult and things go wromg, however we never had an apology for our wait. Or even approached to order another drink. Just told very quickly we'd be next as staff walked past.

Would expect a sorry and a courtesy drink as a minimum.

Was a really cold day and they didnt have enough gas to keep heaters running. Food was delayed because of ordering ticket issues and a gas issue in the kitchen. All explainable with an apology offer of a free drink (we were on soft drinks too so the cost would literally be pennies).

My partner ordered ribs which were not cooked properly. As in we have no idea why they had a membrane still on and were burnt and undercooked at the same time. My burger had a sauce which wasnt described on the menu so i wasnt suprised it upset my stomach.

Overall, i empathise with the staff fronting issues, but expect more. Dont open if you can't provide a minimum service.

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AndreaM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Heater kept going out and ran out of gas . Shelter inadequate. Poor service and indifference to customer's needs. Very disappointing and quite expensive for what we received. This experience was not as our ones , we wouldn't visit again.

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howardh
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Difficult times but Tan Hill have tried very hard to make a lunch experience memorable. As we can only sit outside at the moment the experience is not as good as sitting inside which I always enjoy. On the day I visited it was cold - a shame but they had heaters on each table which helped. Was all good fun though and am so glad they seem to be coming through these times ok. Lets hope. A great place to visit

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RossH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Amazing, remote, location. Pretty windy outside but that's what you expect from the highest pub in Britain!
The pies we had were fantastic, good beer as well and really friendly staff.

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BlackSheep
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Service far too slow, food overpriced, COVID procedures good

MW
MelanieW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice food friendly staff good outdoor space if dining outside you need a coat!

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clairew
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The most horrendous experience from start to finish. 1/2hr before we were asked what drinks we’d like after asking twice for service. Orders wrong, food ran out, our meals finished before kids brought out, low quality drinks, poor service, the list goes on!
Finally the toilets were utterly disgraceful, not cleaned, broken toilet seats, toilet roll dispensers off the walls and pure dirt! in a time where cleanliness is so important and where people are nervous about returning to mixing, this was totally appalling.

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StevenD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Totally understand in the current climate things are difficult but on arrival it was plain to see that current regulations were not being used
The food was cold when it arrived

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Kannie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

A lack of communication amongst staff led to a very poor experience. We received Reheated food and uncooked chips, twice! Great situation for a drink but will not recommend the food.

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JulieM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The location was extra special, views spectacular. First time visit it was a bit breezy and cool which was expected for outside eating. Food and cuppas did not stay hot for long under the circumstances. Will be back when we can eat indoors. Staff were very professional, polite and courteous

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GillianN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

I have already emailed Tan Hill but so far no response!

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corinne
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had such a great night at Tan Hill, thank god for the heaters! Lol. The staff were lovely and attentive, I had the vegan curry which was AMAZING! I’m not even just saying that, was lush. Great atmosphere can’t wait to visit again.

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Josie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

This place is great.
They really have pulled out all the stops to make it viable to work within Covid restrictions.
However, prepare yourself to wait a long time for your food, meals not delivered together and a lot of confusion.
There were items missing from our meals which we asked about and are yet to be offered?
The staff are all lovely, despite them working in cold conditions. It IS apparent though, that most of them lack good customer service skills.I imagine sourcing a staff team under current circumstances must prove difficult.
Answers from staff would have went a long way in making our evening better.
I did request a table with a back due to having my mother with me, who is disabled, however, when we arrived at our prebooked time, there were no tables available that were as I had requested. I can’t imagine that all of the other customers requested the same....?!? Diners were supposed to have their tables for 1.5hours, so, could have been asked to switch, but weren’t.
Also, still unsure why we had to pay £10 for the dog?? Thought he may have been given a sausage but he remains in a huff that he wasn’t.
Despite these issues. We do love the pub. Next time may rethink a few things.

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ChrisR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

We booked over 3 weeks prior to our arrival . We where told that there was not any tables available but they would fit us in. We ended up on a high table in the middle . We waited over an hour to order food and then when it arrived it was Luke warm.
I would not visit again under the current climate as they are not able to deliver their best service. I did not really enjoy my visit if I’m being totally honest , sorry .

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MelanieD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Had a brilliant night staff happy and friendly only thing I would complain about are the toilets we arrived at 4pm on Saturday left around 11am on Sunday and the toilets hadn't been cleaned once they stunk and were filthy overall really enjoyed it we will defo be back

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Taylors
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Had a lovely evening at Tan Hill on Saturday. Food was nice and atmosphere made up for a couple of blips with service which can be forgiven as they are trying to hard to please everyone and the entertainment was fantastic. Bravo

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Mermaid
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, the outdoor area was great and the service was prompt

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DarrylP
Shropshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

To be fair we were over an hour late so only had 1 1/2 hours at our table which was enough. Was told the kitchen was closed between 4-5 but could order and the food would be cooked after it was reopened, all that was fine apart from others seated after us, were able to order straight away and their food arrived way before ours, that was my only gripe, food was great and service was great with the drinks and the food when it arrived. One wired one was we ordered onion rings as sides and they came out as starters....??! I’d go again as the roads were amazing to get to it and the views were brilliant!

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CathS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely setting. Good service- food really hot and tasty
Outside seating area really cold. Needs heaters as the tarpaulin cover prevents the sun getting through.

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RoddyW
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful surroundings
Great food
Service was good

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Stephen
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great place. Amazing how it’s busy given its location. Great experience.

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paddy
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spot on lovely place definitely worth a visit lovely people

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 651 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 reservations at the moment.