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Dozens of foreigners were snowed in in a UK pub.  Cue the Oasis sings: NPR


The Tan Hill Inn in northern England on Saturday. Dozens of people, mostly foreigners, were stranded here over the weekend by snow and dangerous conditions.

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Dozens of foreigners were snowed in in a UK pub.  Cue the Oasis sings: NPR

The Tan Hill Inn in northern England on Saturday. Dozens of people, mostly foreigners, were stranded here over the weekend by snow and dangerous conditions.

Tan Hill Inn

They came for a tribute band at Oasis and stayed for a huge snowstorm.

The Tan Hill Inn in the north of England offers camping, glamping, weddings and now: snowy days.

Dozens of people, mostly foreigners, spent the snowy weekend together at the secluded pub after heavy snowfall blocked exits.

The Tan Hill Inn, claiming to be the tallest pub in the UK, was home to the Noasis band when snowfall made leaving the area unsafe for staff, musicians and pub fans.

So they stayed – and stayed and stayed – all weekend, waiting for the danger to pass.

Stranded residents slept on the floor and on mattresses provided by the pub, and passed the time by playing trivia games, watching movies and eating Yorkshire puddings.

In addition, they took advantage of their common interest by singing a lot of Oasis karaoke.

Nicola Townsend, the hostel’s general manager, reported to a TV station that the group started with 61 people on Friday and dropped to around 50 on Monday.

An all-terrain group helped parents of young children return home, and a local mountain rescue group evacuated a man in need of medical attention, according to the New York Times.

Once the snowfall stopped, residents could not return home for now as broken power lines blocked the roads.

The band were also trapped in the pub, causing them to miss their next gig in Essex. “We are so sorry to report that we are stranded in snow-capped Yorkshire in place after last night’s concert at the Tan Hill Inn,” the group wrote on Facebook.

Storm Arwen over the weekend brought extreme weather conditions including heavy snowfall and dangerous force winds to parts of Scotland and northern England. The storm has been attributed to three deaths, as well as transport and electricity disruptions across the UK

All stranded pub goers were able to leave on Monday after the roads were declared safe by local authorities.

“We will ALWAYS be remembered for this amazing group of people who came together and hopefully under difficult circumstances enjoyed what we all believe to be a life-changing experience,” the post wrote on Facebook.

This story originally appeared on the Morning edition Live blog.

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