Brit partygoers enjoy 3-day lock-in at pub due to heavy snowfall

January 4th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 4 (ANI): British partygoers had the time of their lives when they were locked-in for three-days at a pub after they were cut off by 8ft snowdrifts.

Around 30 people were at the Tan Hill Inn in North Yorks celebrating on New Year’s Eve, and when they woke on New Year’s Day they found themselves locked-in by the heavy snow.

They were finally “freed” on January 3 when snowploughs reached the boozer, which is at 1,732ft.

“It’s been fun - it’s like the ultimate lock-in,” the Sun quoted one as saying.

A group from Leeds University’s Cross Country Club went to the pub for a New Year’s Eve barn dance, and they ended drinking all beers on tap bar one.

“We were meant to go the next day. Luckily none of us was in a rush to get home!” member Nathan Martin, 26, said.

“It’s been good. There’s been a quiz every night which has kept us going,” he said.

The Met Office has predicted “heavy and frequent” snow showers in the North, East, South East and London.

“Morale’s been high - people realised they wouldn’t be trapped forever,” pub assistant manager Mike Carter, 44, said.

“They’ve peeled carrots and potatoes and helped make dinner,” he added. (ANI)

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