Snowstorm Traps Seven People in Bar for Over a Week

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 6, 2010 4:47 pm



The BBC is reporting that a couple and five staff members enjoyed the ultimate lock-in when they were trapped inside one of Britain’s highest pubs because of the heavy snow.

Though their cars were buried by snow drifts outside starting on Nov. 26, the confined group at North Yorkshire’s Lion Inn at Blakey Ridge kept themselves busy by eating, drinking and playing games in a huge bar that normally serves up to 150 customers a night. The Inn, which stands 1,325 feet above sea level, also operates as a bed and breakfast, so the couple and staff were able to retire to its bedrooms, post-merriment.

“We never imagined it would be for this long,” waitress Katie Underwood, 18, told the Daily Mail as the pub re-opened Dec. 4. “We’ve been having a lot of fun – most nights we’ve been playing Monopoly or another board game, as well as keeping a beverage close by for warmth!”


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