We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Tawny Owl

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Tawny Owl
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Tawny Owl
See the most recent reviews
Showing 47: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Cotswold last month. Booked one room for one night at Tawny Owl, Swindon. Did the booking online. We wanted a room for 3 adults and 1 child. But there was no option of a child while booking online. When we reached the hotel, first we could not locate the reception. Then realised it was inside the bar, where... More 

Helpful?
Thank NilGB
Dan and Tracey B, General Manager at Tawny Owl, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave your comments, all feedback is important to us, good and bad. Please accept our full apologises for your bad experience. I can appreciate that some evenings can be difficult with check-in's due to the volume of local guests over week end evenings. We do try to encourage a clear route to our office... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent food ...yummy Steaks! The breakfast was huge the nicest I've ever tasted... You even get Black pud and four pieces of bacon....!! Set for a king to eat(or my large husband) Child friendly day/eve great play park. Room was spacious clean fresh,we all slept well on a busy Saturday night,noise wasn't a problem at all!! Friendly staff ... Have... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michelle A
Dan and Tracey B, General Manager at Tawny Owl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to leave such a great review. Dan & Tracey More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Great little place above a nice pub. Very clean and quirky rooms at a reasonable price. Only issue was a noisy generator outside my room, that woke me up a little bit too early. I would definitely stay again.

Helpful?
Thank Funneee
Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Disgusted with unprofessional service.went through bar to get our taxi and a man punched me and knocked to floor. Iam. Disabled and now have a broken shoulder. My husband tried to stop and 5 men punched and kicked him in head and your staff refused to ring police and kicked us out when we were assaulted. Never got. To pub... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Tanya C

Travellers are raving about these Swindon hotels

Cromwell, New Zealand
Level Contributor
55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We were travelling back from West Wales and could not get accommodation in the Cotswold area. We were told we could get accommodation in Swindon and came across the Tawny Owl. The restaurant was packed but a barman showed us the rooms at our request. The staircase was shabby and off putting, but the rooms although dated, were large, clean... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gail13348
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Very poor service unfriendly staff and very pricy bought two drinks of Carling didn't have much change from ten pounds and drink was poor in taste felt very conned also drink glasses were dirty. Won't be visiting again!.

Helpful?
3 Thank matty k
Lucinda_2228
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Went for a meal at this pub, the girl on the bar was incredibly rude to say the least. We were having hot drinks and when we went to get the food menus the girl said you can't sit there you need to move, we asked her were and with huge amounts of attitude she mumbled off some places we... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lucinda_2228
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Booked this hotel at short notice due to work commitments, and I did book on a Sunday afternoon once my diary appointments had been confirmed. On the Monday morning my boss phoned myself and asked to cancel all hotel booking for that week as i needed to be in Nottingham for a few weeks. My diary had allowed myself to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bobo B
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Went here recently for lunch with my niece and her children plus my 20 month old grandchild. Service was good but the food was average although the portions were large. Very child friendly with a good play area for the children. Good for lunch with the family

Helpful?
1 Thank Jane G
UK
Level Contributor
38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Needed somewhere to stay in the Swindon area on a Saturday evening so made a last minute booking through laterooms.com to stay 1 ngiht for £40 (without breakfast). Having read some of the reviews on here was somewhat dubious when I arrived I had no problems at all and was very impressed. While there's no dedicated reception area for the... More 

Helpful?
Thank J767-200

22 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (22)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Swindon hotels
7.6 km away
The Sun Inn
The Sun Inn
#4 of 44 in Swindon
69 reviews
3.7 km away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Swindon Blunsdon House Hotel
6.3 km away
Cricklade House
Cricklade House
#1 of 1 in Cricklade
551 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.4 km away
De Vere Alexandra House
De Vere Alexandra House
#1 of 1 in Wroughton
852 reviews
4.1 km away
Jurys Inn Swindon
Jurys Inn Swindon
#3 of 25 in Swindon
1,246 reviews
5.2 km away
Holiday Inn Express Swindon West M4, Jct 16
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Tawny Owl

Address: Taw Hill | North Swindon, Swindon SN25 1WR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
Price Range: $72 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tawny Owl 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, Book Direct Rooms, Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your Tawny Owl reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tawny Owl staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The Priory is a lovely room”
 of 5 bubbles CYMAZ, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the restaurant - look at the menu before you enter the place.”
 of 5 bubbles Pannalal, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“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
“Don't use the tawny owl”
 of 5 bubbles TNmolloy, 21 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Go to another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 819justinl, 3 Dec 2013 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay