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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Taw Hill | North Swindon, Swindon SN25 1WR, England
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Ranked #26 of 32 Swindon B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blimey 3 hot chocolates and a coffee £12.50. Was it gold topped I hear you ask, nope not even squirty cream. Service without a smile and hot chocolate spilt in the saucers. Still won't make that mistake twice.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is a pub with a few rooms above it, as such, it is okay. However, it is fairly unique these days in that the landlord is not best suited for the hospitallity business. He was both brusque and unhelpful in equal measure. I pre-paid but in error paid for my room on departure in February. Despite multiple e-mails... More

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The Tawny Owl looked so nice but what a disappointment. We booked into the "hotel" expecting a 4 star (.AA rated) experience. The room was called The Courtyard. These are the facts . WiFi promised but not available ,no signal , the staff pretended that they were surprised ?? . Dirty carpet . Cracked paint on bathroom and walls .... More

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The best advice I can give you is to go someplace else. This is a pub first and foremost, not a hotel. My check-in experience was poor at 10pm on Sunday evening. I arrived after a 4 hour drive to find that the staff weren't expecting me and didn't appear to have any details about my booking. I waited for... More

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St Louis
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Stayed in Swindon while visiting some friends for one night as opposed to making an hours drive home. The good things were the welcome we got when we checked in at 10pm, very happy chatty lady, and the breakfast that my husband had. The bathrrom was clean. We were in room 5, The Courtyard. It was very hot, opened the... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights this week, the room was decorated ok, but the bathroom lived a lot to be desired. It didn't have a very nice smell and the shelf above the sink was hanging off. WIFI was an essential for my stay as I was trying to find somewhere to live in the area, but the signal... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Took the gamble to go back to this pub for a family meal, but sadly it's not improved. Gave this a "Terrible" for cleanliness mostly due to the dark hair in my daughters food! We gave it a shot, but won't be returning until we see some reviews that show the Tawny has made improvements. Love the Waterwheel! Arkells, pull... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Hotel was booked and confirmation email had been received, turned up at the hotel and was told that no room was available. The landlord was unhelpful, unsympathetic and overall very rude. Can safely say I was 100% happy not to have to stay in their hotel!!

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Lea, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Chose to stop here today whilst out on a bike ride with hubby and kids. After parking up our bikes, I went inside to order. It is very dark inside and not somewhere I would fancy sitting to eat. After being ignores at the bar for about 5 minutes I was finally served. A pint of cider, half a pint... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My husband, young daughter and myself went for an evening meal on a Sunday and left feeling totally disappointed. The food order took 25 minutes to be served to us, my husbands roast beef was the worst he had eaten in years, was as tough as old boots! The vegetables were over cooked, the broccoli looked as if it was... More

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Address: Taw Hill | North Swindon, Swindon SN25 1WR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon
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Ranked #26 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Swindon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tawny Owl 4*
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