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Tan Hill Tales

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tan Hill Tales

A former owner of Yorkshire’s world famous Tan Hill Inn is returning on Sunday 10th March on the 40th anniversary of the day he bought it, but not to buy it back again. Instead Neil Hanson is hosting a fund-raising evening in the Barn at Tan Hill for the Martin House Children’s Hospice, which provides hospice care, at the hospice or at home, for children right across Yorkshire with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

Neil, “The James Herriot of Pubs”, is now an author and “ghostwriter” of 70 published books, including best-sellers on both sides of the Atlantic, and he is also an award-winning after-dinner speaker.

The idea for the evening came from the current owner of Tan Hill, Andrew Hields. ‘I still have a great affection for Tan Hill,’ Neil says, ‘and I’m a huge admirer of the improvements Andrew has made since he took over there, so when he suggested doing an event for Martin House, I didn’t have to be asked twice.’

Neil’s talk at Tan Hill is a laugh-a-minute tour of the highs and lows of his time running Britain’s highest inn, 1732 feet above sea level, with eccentric Dales characters, bizarre customs, naturist weekends, “lates and lock-ins”, rats in the attic, close encounters with magistrates and planners, and the filming of a famous double-glazing commercial. There will also be a showing of a film about the 1984 Tan Hill Show.

The event starts at 6pm on Sunday 10th March, tickets are £10 and all proceeds go to Martin House. Details/booking at 01833 533007

Contact Neil Hanson / 07940 917795

Event Details


March 10
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Events Category:
Website: 01833 533007
01833 533007
Price - Adult
Price - Child
Price - Concessions


Tan Hill Inn
Long Causeway
Richmond, DL11 6ED
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