Neil Hanson

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
About me...

In my very chequered career, I’ve been an Oxford graduate, a plasterer’s mate, ice cream salesman, holiday camp redcoat, art critic, rugby league commentator, journalist, broadcaster, editor of the Good Beer Guide and owner of Britain’s highest inn. I’m also the author of over 70 published books under my own name and as a “ghost writer” for, among many others, sports stars, showbiz legends, captains of industry, SAS men, fast-jet pilots, a treasure diver, a kidnap negotiator, a surgeon, a female deer stalker and a spy. An award-winning speaker, I’ve entertained audiences at every kind of event throughout the UK and around the world.

About my Talk...

Can be stand alone or accompanied by Powerpoint/film clips, using my own laptop but requiring a projector and screen.


My fee is £100.00 and there is no charge for travelling expenses.
Short notice bookings possible.

My Contact Details:

07940 917795

“Neil Hanson - Inn & Out at the Top”

A laugh-a-minute tour of the highs and lows of Neil Hanson’s time spent running Britain’s highest inn, in a remote corner of the Yorkshire Dales, 1732 feet above sea level and four miles from its next door neighbour. It has its own climate with gales strong enough to tear car doors from their hinges, and winter snows that can cut off the inn for weeks on end. When not battling the weather, he was kept busy grappling with tight-fisted farmers, eccentric characters, bizarre local customs, naturist weekends, “lates and lock-ins”, police raids, rats in the attic, close encounters with magistrates and planners, and the shooting of a famous double glazing commercial.



‘The best speaker I’ve ever heard.’ Audience member, Enfield U3A
‘We’ve had such positive feedback. My husband laughed so much he was nearly crying! ‘Sandy Rysiok, Society of Municipal Treasurers
‘I’ve had nothing but positive responses, you really hit the right note.’ Commander Andrew Coles, HMS Drake, Plymouth
‘Wonderfully entertaining – will be live at the Apollo next!’ Audience member, Knaresborough
‘A wonderful speaker. Your humour, wit and entertaining ability kept a very diverse audience entranced.’ Janet Munro, Soroptimist International, Ilkley
‘We’ve had some excellent speakers over the years, but you were the very best we’ve ever had.’ Maurice Taylor, Rossett Lectures, Harrogate
Best Speaker (vote by audiences), Brisbane Festival
‘The feedback has been tremendous.’ Off The Shelf, Sheffield




Sittingbourne Probus Club
“The most entertaining speaker we’ve ever had”.

Neil Hanson Contact Details:

07940 917795

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