Guests trapped in Britain's highest pub leave after three-night Storm Arwen lock-in

Guests who found themselves unexpectedly trapped inside Britain's highest pub say 'it's been fun but we're ready for our own beds now' after finally being able to leave the premises today.

On Friday, 61 people had to stay at the Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales because of heavy snowfall caused by Storm Arwen, with some claiming they didn't want to leave after a three-night lock-in of enjoying the 17th-century hotel's hospitality.

Manager Nicola Townsend said people came as strangers but left as friends, and has suggested a reunion next year.

She said a snow plough managed to get through on Monday morning, but abandoned vehicles and fallen power cables had made it impossible to clear a way through any earlier.

Many guests have been sleeping on makeshift beds and mattresses on the floor, but they have been treated to films on a projector screen, a quiz night and a buffet meal along the way - among other comforts including a karaoke night.

Oasis tribute band Noasis provided more musical entertainment as the musicians were stranded after their gig at the pub - which at 1,732 feet (528m) above sea level is the highest in the UK.

Guests have praised their hosts for keeping them entertained and comfortable throughout the experience.