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A snowstorm stranded an Oasis tribute band, bar patrons and employees for three days at an inn

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 11/29/2021 Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY
A walker crosses a bridge in snowy conditions in Brun Valley Forest Park in Burnley, north-west England on November 28, 2021, as the north of England recovers from the after effects of Storm Arwen. - "Storm Arwen" brought wind gusts of almost 100 miles (160 kilometres) per hour late Friday, before weakening and drifting towards continental Europe. Heavy snow in its tail forced the cancellation of Sunday's Premier League football match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur in northwest England, and the severe gale has wreaked havoc on road and rail transport across the UK. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 0 ORIG FILE ID: AFP_9TK2FX.jpg © LINDSEY PARNABY, AFP via Getty Images A walker crosses a bridge in snowy conditions in Brun Valley Forest Park in Burnley, north-west England on November 28, 2021, as the north of England recovers from the after effects of Storm Arwen. - "Storm Arwen" brought wind gusts of almost 100 miles (160 kilometres) per hour late Friday, before weakening and drifting towards continental Europe. Heavy snow in its tail forced the cancellation of Sunday's Premier League football match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur in northwest England, and the severe gale has wreaked havoc on road and rail transport across the UK. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 0 ORIG FILE ID: AFP_9TK2FX.jpg

Dozens of pubgoers, an Oasis tribute band and others aren’t looking back in anger, even after they were stranded at an English inn for nearly three days because of a snowstorm.  

The tribute band, Noasis, was scheduled to perform on Friday night at the Tan Hill Inn in Richmond, England, more than 200 miles northwest of London. Although the band, pub employees and patrons knew snow was in the forecast, they didn’t know the weather would shut down roads and bring down power lines.

The inn shared images on Facebook of its front door surrounded by snow and patrons appearing to roll with it, sleeping huddled together. The inn calls itself the United Kingdom's "highest pub" because it is more than 1,700 feet above sea level. 

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“Bless our lovely pioneering customers who came along for the NOASIS gig, which was great … we always find a bed somewhere somehow when snowed in,” the inn shared, including the hashtag #Snowasis.  

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The snow left more than 60 people stranded, including seven inn employees, according to multiple reports. Although some of the stranded people had booked rooms at the inn, others slept on the floor and on couches in the lounge.  

Nicola Townsend, the inn’s general manager, said a group of off-roaders did take some parents home to their children, The New York Times reported. An area mountain rescue group also helped evacuate a man for medical treatment.  


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But on Saturday, the inn shared that although a road was cleared, a fallen power line was still blocking travelers. Guests at the inn were greeted by about 3 feet of snow Saturday morning. 

And on Sunday, the pub shared on Facebook that “no one is going anywhere” after residents were “advised that more power cables have come down.”  

That didn’t stop the patrons, employees and band from keeping themselves entertained. They turned to a pub quiz, karaoke and playing music. 

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By Monday, about 50 people were still at the inn. But Monday was going to be the day roads were declared safe enough to go home.

The inn shared on Facebook that “We will ALWAYS remember this group of amazing people who came together, and hopefully, in challenging circumstances, enjoyed what we all think was a life - changing experience." 

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At least three people have died from falling trees as the extreme weather, known as Storm Arwen, hit parts of the United Kingdom, according to multiple reports. The storm has left thousands without power.  

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