RADIO DJ Chris Moyles marked his birthday by hosting a special show from one of the region’s most famous pubs.

Moyles and his Radio X crew visited The Tan Hill Inn, on the Pennine Way, which is situated 1,732 feet (528 m) above sea level on Tuesday morning.

The pub was under the spotlight in November when customers arrived one Friday night to watch a gig by the tribute band Noasis, only to find that Storm Arwen made landfall during the show and left staff, customers and musicians all trapped in the pub for three days.

And three months later, the Radio X breakfast team of Chris, Dominic, Pippa, James organising a reunion of Tan Hill Inn staff and the now-legendary Noasis.

Read more: Customers stranded at Tan Hill in the Yorkshire Dales


Delighted with their guests, the owners of the Tan Hill Inn posted several Facebook Live videos of the visit on their social media page to great fanfare. 

The Radio X team travelled to the pub on Monday but the journey wasn't plain sailing. 

In a video posted online, Moyles said the team had left the Radio X studio in London at 10.30am but were still on the road at 4.20pm due to train cancellations. 

The Northern Echo: Moyles braved the wind and rain on Tuesday morning outside the pub. Picture: Radio XMoyles braved the wind and rain on Tuesday morning outside the pub. Picture: Radio X

"We were meant to be on a train to Darlington - and then the train got cancelled," he said. 

"So we got a train to Sheffield, and we had to get off at Chesterfield, and then we had to get a car to Leeds. Now we're in another car on the way to the pub."

Described as a "hell of a journey" Moyles said finally arriving at the pub was equally as exciting as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. 

On Tuesday morning, Liam Gallagher also led the surprise tributes to Moyles, alongside video messages from Happy Mondays legend Shaun Ryder and Stereophonics.

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