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Purton, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed one night in the Tawny Owl, it was a very comfortable stay. Very clean rooms, very comfortable bed. Good choice of dinner and breakfast Good location as it is very close to a nice park with access to fishing and ducks. Lots of cycle paths and safe running areas.

Thank shees1
Dan and Tracey B, General Manager at Tawny Owl, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Thanks Tracey & Dan More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this great value pub for 4 nights while visiting family locally and would thoroughly recommend it! Pub was very busy in the evenings but room was warm, comfy and surprisingly quiet. The breakfast choice was varied although not available that early or self-service so quite slow, should you be in a hurry in the mornings. I didn't eat... More 

Thank A-N-S-D
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tawny Owl is a very clean and friendly place to stay. The food and drink is very good and the chef was very accommodating when I asked for something that wasn't on the menu. Overall I stayed for 4 nights and had a very enjoyable time

Thank Lesmitch6121
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great two day stay. Booked over the phone for a meal on Wednesday night. It was fresh, hot and huge in quantity. Breakfasts were the same. And therefore we booked dinner again Thursday. The room was a good size, quiet and well presented. The bathroom was lovely and big, the bath great to soak in and being 6'2""... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Lovely large room with nice fluffy towels. Stayed on a Saturday nght, and even though this is a large, busy family pub, there was no noise once the bar had closed. The breakfast was superb and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank 176sheila
Dan and Tracey B, General Manager at Tawny Owl, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks again, Tracey & Dan More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stayed here for one night in a twin room as visiting friends in Swindon and location was ideal (normally stay at Holiday Inn Express) Checked in ok but when I asked what time breakfast was the guy said he did'nt think they did breakfast on a Sunday? strange as we booked B&B, then saw notice on stairwell saying 8-9.30am! Room... More 

1 Thank Tom W
Dan and Tracey B, General Manager at Tawny Owl, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear of your disappointing stay and of course we are concerned of issues you encountered. Unfortunately the way our rooms are situated our guests can sometimes be disrupted with some pub noise especially when we have live music. We have checked all our landing lights and they appear to be working, however they are on... More 

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stayed here for a night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It is an easy ride on the bus from te train station. The manager was very friendly and accommodating and we found all the staff to be very helpful. Our room was comfortable and quiet (it was a Monday night) and breakfast was excellent. A good choice with a very... More 

Thank Tim and Anne H
Dan and Tracey B, General Manager at Tawny Owl, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are glad to enjoyed your stay. We will pass your comments onto our team. Thanks again, Dan & Tracey More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Two visits this month - August - one for lunch and another one for dinner both time it was a disappointment. Not enough choice for ales or main dish. Most of the friends of my son had very poor opinion about the quality of their food, however mine was not so bad but having said that there wasn't much to... More 

Thank Pannalal
Dan and Tracey B, General Manager at Tawny Owl, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, all comments, good and bad, are always received gratefully. We have recently changed our menu to incorporate the direct feedback from our guests, however, we do understand that our choices may not always suit everybody. We are sorry that the standard of the meals were not up to your guests... More 

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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Ideal location halfway on our journey, room very spacious twin and large ensuite with bath (shower over)- good to have the choice. Plenty of toiletries. Friendly welcome and quick check-in. Beds comfy. Despite being on a junction with the ring road, it was remarkably quiet. Breakfast one of the best we've had, freshly cooked to order. Would definitely stay here... More 

Thank Parisophile6
Dan and Tracey B, General Manager at Tawny Owl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, your comments have been gratefully received and we have passed on your comments to our team. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards Dan & Tracey More 

Noblesville, Indiana
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87 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I loved this place. The B&B part was very comfortable and for being above a pub/restaurant it wasn't that noisy. It was worth the money and the food was excellent and service good. Being American we had a few issues with our vehicle and the GPS and one of the employees was kind enough to come out to the car... More 

Thank mburbank2016
Dan and Tracey B, General Manager at Tawny Owl, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, your comments have been gratefully received and the team member you mentioned received a big thumbs up and a couple of drinks on us! Thanks again and we hope to had a great stay here in Britain. Kind Regards Dan & Tracey More 

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Additional Information about Tawny Owl

Address: Taw Hill | North Swindon, Swindon SN25 1WR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Price Range: ₹ 3,682 - ₹ 6,478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tawny Owl 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Just be aware this is also a busy pub with dining, so there may be a little later noise at weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles Parisophile6, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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