WHILE much of the region has basked in sunshine in the early part of the week, Britain’s highest pub has once again surprised punters with its tendency of experiencing extreme weather.

Tan Hill Inn, which stands at 1,732 feet above sea level, high above Arkengarthdale in the Yorkshire Dales, has posted footage on its Facebook page of the flurry of snow and hail that came down on Tuesday afternoon.

Owners of the pub, Viv and Steve Bailey, have grown accustomed to the freak and unseasonal weather that can hit the pub – and often are faced with disbelief from their social media followers.

Mrs Bailey said: “I heard the hail coming down on our conservatory roof and it was so loud, they were like proper ice balls. It looks like snow on the pictures because they are so big, and we were left with so much water.

“The hailstones were floating on inches of water outside and it had come through into the pub.”

Mr Bailey added: “We had customers having lunch and sitting outside when suddenly the heavens opened and the hail was just dumped on us. Our customers couldn’t believe it.”

The pub owners reassured pub goers that the roads to the inn are all clear, although taking all-weather precautions is advisable when taking the trip to Tan Hill.