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The Flowing Well

$$$$
British, Pub, Tapas, Gastropub
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Sunningwell, Abingdon OX136RB, England
+44 1865 735846
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic

My and my family booked a table online for the flowing well and went yesterday (Sunday 22nd March) and it was absolutely fantastic. It was very busy, but not "manic" so obviously popular and the staff were so accommodating we had around 4 members of staff serve us so must have met most of the team... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
charlieduk
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My and my family booked a table online for the flowing well and went yesterday (Sunday 22nd March) and it was absolutely fantastic. It was very busy, but not "manic" so obviously popular and the staff were so accommodating we had around 4 members of staff serve us so must have met most of the team and we all commented... More 

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Oxford
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Didn't even know it existed and I've lived around Oxford for years! Lovely village setting lots of parking and outside sitting. Great decor, former rectory so lots of different areas and tables nicely spaced. Food lovely and best brownie ever made!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Flowing Well is a little out of the way in Sunningwell but is better than most of the local pubs we have tried. We were here for Mother's Day which is usually a stupid time to go to eat as service is slow, things are off the menu and the food isn't great - but not here. We had... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

New management, new menu. No doubt about the quality of the food, it's fresh and original. Service is good too, attentive but not intrusive, a balance of casual and efficient. Prices? Well, ok for an evening meal but maybe too much for a lunch. Ambiance? Yes, it's a pub not haute cuisine fine dining so it feels comfortable and friendly.... More 

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oxford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The flowing well clearly has new owners and they haven't wasted any time in turning this place into the best pub in the area... By a mile. The staff are welcoming and attentive, the ambiance and decor are spot on. The range of beers is good and the quality excellent. The food is absolutely top draw, had a large selection... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Not been at the Flowing Well since the new owners took over last year. Pub has been refurbished sympathetically to a high standard and looks great. Good menu choices, and an excellent specials board. Food was fantastic, as was the service. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be back soon. Highly recommended.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Really enjoyed the food, the British tapas starters were very tasty. Will definitely be recommending this pub.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Great food, drink and service as well as being clean and nicely decorated. Great village location. Highly recommended. Will visit as often as we can get there

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Unusual for us we actually remembered to book a table, it being a Saturday we thought this prudent. As it turned out there were spare tables, on this occasion. The Flowing Well is what I believe is referred to as a Gastro pub, a terminology which does not fit well with what is an excellent dining experience with a menu... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Heading towards Oxford, we needed somewhere to eat and the internet suggested the Flowing Well. You probably need satnav to find it. The place was very busy but we managed to get the last table and were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent. The prices were maybe a little high, but the quality was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sunningwell, Abingdon OX136RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 735846

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 45
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Tapas, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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