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nicola
Posted: Monday, January 4, 2010 12:52:52 AM

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Most British people I know would have paid for this stroke of good fortune: http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/6641634/snow-traps-nye-revellers-in-british-pub/

Interesting journalistic take! coffee

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About 60 revellers were forced to drink beer and play cards for three days after they became stranded in a British pub cut off by snowstorms on New Year's Eve.

The guests had booked in to celebrate the new year at the Tan Hill Inn, England's highest pub, standing 518 metres above sea level, in the northern Yorkshire dales.

But the heavy, relentless snowstorms that have swept through parts of Britain trapped them inside, unable to get to their cars and leaving the roads home impassable.

"There was a lovely, community atmosphere despite the fact nobody could get home," landlord Tracy Daly said.

"I suppose there are worse places to be snowed in than a pub."

A gritter and snowplough on Sunday finally broke through the 2.13m snow drifts that had sealed off the hotel, ending the revelry, dubbed Britain's longest-running New Year's Eve party by newspapers on Monday.

Daly, 45, said she, her husband and two staff had kept the guests entertained and fed, and offered rooms for a knockdown price of STG10 ($A18) per night.

"We had the rule that the bar could only open at 5pm, the guests were all very well-behaved though," she said.

The landlady added: "The guests were lovely, we were pretty under-staffed and they kept giving us breaks so we didn't get too tired."

Nathan Martin, 26, one of a group from Leeds University cross-country club stuck in the pub, described the experience in the Guardian newspaper as the "ultimate lock-in".
Coulter
Posted: Monday, January 4, 2010 1:14:16 AM

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Holy shit! That gives me an idea for my next New Years Eve party.... hhrrmm *begins stock piling booze*
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Posted: Monday, January 4, 2010 2:28:32 AM

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I wonder if any of them lost $400 in a poker game... I hope so, it would make me feel so much better 'snickers'Boo hoo!
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Posted: Monday, January 4, 2010 12:05:26 PM

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That story sounds familiar to my part of the world ... I must stop drinking and playing cards now, what day is it anyway ... Lwinking


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Posted: Monday, January 4, 2010 1:02:12 PM

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just sounds heaven to me lol
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Stranded in a British pub for three days...I think I could live with that...Cheersoccasion5 occasion5 occasion5



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Posted: Monday, January 4, 2010 6:41:58 PM

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Booze; check: Popcorn; check: fixin's for s'mores; check: Meat & potatoes; check: making sure Tele is in working order; check: Supplies just in case an orgy breaks out; check: Tying up loose ends so nothing goes wrong for the BIG snowstorm; checked: Longest Party Ever; Priceless!!!!

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