On a hill in Yorkshire, England, a crowd filled Friday to hear a band honoring Oasis. Inside the pub, Tan Hill came down, the beer was cold, the fires were heating up and the musicians were working on electricity.
But outside, the wind was howling and the snow was swirling. Nicholas Townsend, the inn’s general manager, said pub-goers knew the outlook was dire, but not so much that three-foot-high piles of snow would block pub exits.
After Noasis tribute band finished their set, local authorities said it was not safe to go home, Townsend said Sunday night.
So the shepherds, band members, and seven inn employees stayed through the night.
And on Sunday evening they stayed somewhere else.
Townsend said that although the roads were not safe to travel, a group of off-road drivers took two parents to their young children. A local mountain rescue group also helped evacuate a man who needed medical treatment for an “ongoing condition”.
The group of 61 strangers dropped to 55 on Monday, Mrs. Townsend On a morning TV show.
To pass the time, they take auditions in the pub, and watch movies like “Grease” and “Mamma Mia!” She said and sang karaoke.
“A lot of oasis right now,” she said, adding that bar-goers are starting to call the tribute band “Snowasis.”
The band members had to cancel Saturday night’s concert because it was snowing. Facebook social networking site.
Ms Townsend said those in the pub enjoyed a few beers, but no one was “whoo loud and drunk”, because they wanted to be “respectful to each other”.
Some of those stranded already had rooms in the hostel, while others parked their mobiles outside. The rest were crammed into the hall, where they slept on sofas or on the floor. The staff provided them with mattresses, blankets, and pillows and kept the stoves cool.
They were hoping to leave On Monday afternoon, the problem, Townsend said, was that the faulty power line had blocked the road to the outlying pub. The pub is located in Richmond, a town in North Yorkshire, more than 200 miles northwest of London.
Outside the pub, the UK suffered from the storm, which was blamed for killing at least three people in separate episodes on Friday.
A man has died in Cumbria, England, after being hit by a tree police There he said, while the other two – a man in northern Ireland and a man in Aberdeenshire, Scotland They were hit by falling trees in their cars, authorities said.
The storm has paralyzed parts of Britain’s power grid and has left in thousands without power. The office metBritain’s National Weather Service has issued several warnings since Friday of high winds and snow from the storm, which it described as Storm Irwin.
The weather showed no signs of giving up pub-goers. a Video Social media showed ice covering the entrance while cars were parked outside, although emergency workers appeared to be paving a way out of the pub.
The episode attracted attention from around the world, and the inn kept people updated on Facebook. in a Mail On Sunday night, pub-goers jokingly called “guests” and said that “some of them are on the verge of collapse.”
But Ms Townsend said that for the most part, “everyone seems really happy”.
“The best way I can describe it is to be at a party with all your friends,” she said, adding that the inn would never run out of food as it stocked up for winter.
The assemblers had roast dinners, a couple of beers, and even a buffet (at home) with “lots of different picky cuts,” she said. The patrons helped wash the dishes and assembled a group for the staff.
“We will always remember this wonderful group of people who came together and hope, under difficult circumstances, that they enjoyed what we all believe was a life-changing experience,” Mail She said.
This isn’t the first time it has snowed in the lodge. Ms Townsend said this also happened on New Years Day in 2010. Waitrose & Co., a UK grocery chain, filmed commercial At the inn in 2017, snow-bound pub-goers enjoy a meal together.
Townsend said the group stuck in the pub may have started on Friday as strangers, but will leave as friends, adding, “We’ve even talked about holding a reunion next year.”