The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles

At the top of the Yorkshire Dales, 1,732 feet above sea-level and 11 miles from the nearest town, this most isolated 17th Century pub is one of the few in the land that has seen business thrive of late. Observer photographer Gary Calton was dispatched along with reporter Tracy McVeigh, to find out why.

The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles
The Tan Hill Inn at the very top of the Yorkshire Dales.

The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles
Customers enjoy the cosy atmosphere of theTan Hill Inn.

The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles
Instructor Jonathan Rayner from ‘fly helicentre’ and helicopter owner Simon Dykes prepare to land at the Tan Hill Inn for a little visit.

The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles
Customers warm themselves by the fire in the Tan Hill Inn.

The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles
Instructor Jonathan Rayner from ‘fly helicentre’ and helicopter owner Simon Dykes prepare to land at the Tan Hill Inn for a visit .

The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles
Landlady Tracy Dale and partner Mike Peace of the Tan Hill Inn feed orphaned lamb Muldoon who lives by the fire.

The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles
The night sky over the Tan Hill Inn.

The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles
Denise O’Brien looks after baby Rowan Wilkinson inside the Tan Hill Inn.

The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles
A shepherd at work in Swaledale not far from the Tan Hill Inn.

The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles
A customer at theTan Hill Inn.

The Tan Hill Inn: The Highest Pub in the British Isles
Landlady Tracy Dale and partner Mike Peace of the Tan Hill Inn.

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