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The Tawny Owl

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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William Hall Way | Fernwood, Newark-on-Trent NG24 3NG, England
+44 1636 703765
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went as a large group of 15 for a family celebration. Food was not bad and service was quite good but it was very very noisy. Average price and quite good value.

Thank Rita W
Grantham, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine dining it is not, but good food at an excellent price it most certainly is. Four seniors visited for a mid-week lunch, and our welcome was warm, and we were advised that the 'menus' had been revised. Specials boards were interesting, and as usual it was quite difficult to make a decision as to what to try. Zena, a... More 

Thank Peter F
Retford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here today which is 16 months after our last visit which was let down by poor service caused by lack of staff in Dec 2015. I am very pleased to be able to report that today the service was excellent and very quick indeed,the food was also excellent and plentiful.All in all a very pleasant... More 

Thank Christopher B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happy staff , great food. We visited on a busy lunch time. Very little delay in service. The staff (Zena ) were immediately there to serve us and nothing was to too much trouble. Lots to choose from on the new menu.

Thank Jean B
Grantham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for a Saturday lunch. Very extensive menu catering for all tastes. 2 for 1 for main meals is very attractive offer. Table service is available but recommend you order drinks from the bar as there was some delay before they arrived. The meals we had were hot and tasty. The play area outside is great if you have... More 

Thank gingerbreadman_12
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a meal after work ...... What can I say.... the moody manageress sums it up completely!!! Food was ok , service by the young staff was good but the woman than walks round like she's gods gift is something else. With your leopard print top and your 1000 yard stare..... It's about time you took a leaf... More 

Thank Simon W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and a friend went for a meal and a drink last night and as we were told it was table service went to sit down. Our drinks order was taken pretty quickly by a waitress and then it took about 10 minutes to arrive. Not too bad as it was busy but that meant we couldn't order our food... More 

2 Thank Heather T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub / restaurant on a Sunday , so it was pretty busy , we hadn't booked a table just called in on the off chance . Very busy restaurant which appears to cater mainly for family meals together , very warm , friendly atmosphere . They managed to find us a table quickly and a waitress was... More 

Thank Wykenio
Lincoln UK
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Although the drinks and staff were ok, the atmosphere is noisy due to children, but to be expected. Tables seemed clean. Disappointed with the food. My burger was warm enough, just the chips were lukewarm and dry. The bun itself wasn't heated or toasted prior to service which topped it all off making it all not worth eating and wasn't... More 

1 Thank Donnaa5dcp
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

First visit here we were so impressed that we now go most weeks and travel quite a way to do so. Brilliant friendly staff and great food at affordable prices. A refreshing change in all areas and will highly recommend! Not had a bad meal yet and if we do we will count it as a one off and return... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: William Hall Way | Fernwood, Newark-on-Trent NG24 3NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 703765

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?