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The Tawny Owl

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££ - £££, British,
Neasham Road | Hurworth Moor, Darlington, England
+44 1325 389027
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Neasham Road | Hurworth Moor, Darlington, England
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Just returned from the tawny owl with my boyfriend. We both had sirloin steaks which were delicious, along with a dessert - I'd definitely recommend the carrot cake cheesecake! I mainly posted this review to thank our server, I believe her name was Christine and...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I was back there today with a friend for lunch. Lovely as ever. The atmosphere, food, service. I don't know if it calls itself a gastro pub but the food certainly isn't 'pub grub'. Really good quality, freshly made and a cut above! Very decent...More

Thank stockt
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We booked a table for four friends on our way to. Early Rockliffe Hall. This is the sort of pub I really love with a great big open fire which was actually on. I had Thai curry followed by a mini Eton Mess and coffee....More

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Been to the Tawny Owl a number of times and can't fault this restaurant at all! Wonderful food, lovely friendly staff and a clean and tidy place to visit. We visited again last Saturday (28th Jan) The menu has changed recently and it seems a...More

Thank Victoria2101
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a table this evening as a treat and we had a lovely time. Loved the cosy atmosphere, Staff were spot on from the moment we arrived and the food delicious. We went for the Steak Supper offer which was fantastic value for money...More

Thank JEDS18
General Manager A, Manager at The Tawny Owl, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Often come here for Sunday roast as it never fails to deliver to our tastes. Although on this occasion they ran out of most roasts, but what can you expect when we didn't get here until 19:00. The staff are all friendly and make the...More

Thank alexjsproat
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We booked a table for the first time for a new years meal ever in my adult life and was completely blown away with the friendlyness of the staff, the quality of the food, and the atmosphere, with a wood fire burning and crackling, in...More

Thank kevinhall12345
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in yesterday for lunch around 1pm and found a table fairly easily even though a number were reserved for New Year's Eve. Ordered fish and chips and scampi and the food was served quite quickly. It was piping hot and very tasty. We've been...More

Thank Claire R
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Came to the Tawny Owl on the 27th December with my family for a Christmas meal. We had previously been 2 years ago at the same time of year and loved it here! However, when we recently visited we had pre booked a table and...More

Thank Chloe C
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We arrived at 1pm having booked a table for 7 people. Had to wait an hour for our starters. Soup was cold and bread was stale. After another long wait we had to ask where our main courses were!?!? Once again the food was cold...More

Thank Andrew W
General Manager A, Manager at The Tawny Owl, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are disappointed to hear that you did not have a more positive experience with us at The Tawny Owl.

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bev c
17 April 2017|
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Response from Deano7719 | Reviewed this property |
No they dont . Not suprising really as going for meal and a drink not a dog show leave the dog at home
Elizabeth D
3 September 2016|
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Response from Cav3man | Reviewed this property |
5 stars as far as I'm aware
21 November 2015|
Response from Deano7719 | Reviewed this property |
You mean xmas eve then
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neasham Road | Hurworth Moor, Darlington, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 389027
The Tawny Owl in Darlington is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
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