Storm Arwen: Yorkshire pubgoers face fourth day snowed in as temperatures drop to -8 Celsius

Landlady Nicola Townsend told the BBC’s Radio 4 Today programme: “They’re loving it. We’ve had pub quizzes, lots of board games and card games. We were supposed to have a best dressed Snowman competition but the temperature has just been too cold to go out there, so if we get stuck today, I think that might be on the agenda for today. 

“We’re hoping people can get away [today], but I’ve still got to call the Highways this morning – we usually phone them between half 7 and 8 o’clock to get an update because we believe the power cable has now been rectified, so the plough should be able to get through to us today – fingers crossed, people will be going home.

“We’ve all become really good friends, all the people that are here. It’s a bit of a cliche but we came as strangers and they’re leaving as friends. We’re talking about doing a reunion.”

The landlady joked that the group had renamed the tribute band Snowasis, from Noasis, and said guests had enjoyed access to showers and makeshift beds.

Storm Arwen was given the Met Office’s highest red level storm warning, after three men were killed by falling trees during the storm.

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