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The Flowing Well

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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 22
    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
lovely food

We met friends half way and decided on this pub after searching internet. We were given a warm welcome and immediately liked the surroundings. There is a good choice and we thought the quality of the three courses we had was very good. One of our friends has to eat gluten free food and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
BenHampshire
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Hampshire
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent service,food and beautiful decor. Staff were very welcoming upon arrival and throughout. Suggestions given for what to try on the vast menu. Quick service and a delicious vegetarian burger. Presented well. My colleague thoroughly enjoyed her lamb. Alas we didn't have room for dessert but the chef took great care over them from the view we had. Would happily... More 

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Tanjung Benoa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a delight! Went to the Flowing Well for Mother's Day (surprise by my daughter-in-law to her Mum) Sunday roast wow! So, on my wife's birthday where else? Not disappointed, chose off the 'specials' menu. The whole ambience of the restaurant is good, friendly staff making you feel at ease. Guess what, went back with friends for Sunday lunch and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We went with a large group to celebrate our wedding with some close family friends, as we had been before and loved it. The food didn't disappoint and we've since taken several family friends everytime they visit Oxfordshire. The staff are always so friendly and attentive. The selection of ale is really good and the atmosphere is great. No doubt... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had friends visiting and took them to the Flowing well for a meal, Six adults. you are always given a lovely warm welcome, the staff couldn't do enough for us and were very friendly. The food was outstanding, three of us had the Hunters Chicken which was amazing. a burger, a small Fish and Chips and a Lemon Sole,... More 

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Hampshire
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We met friends half way and decided on this pub after searching internet. We were given a warm welcome and immediately liked the surroundings. There is a good choice and we thought the quality of the three courses we had was very good. One of our friends has to eat gluten free food and was impressed with the choice. He... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Visited last Sunday for Lunch, fab service and outstanding food, really good value aswell. Very pleasant surroundings, difficult to to see where you would get a better Sunday roast in such a great country pub. The pie was absolutely amazing! Well done flowing well.

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Oxfordshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We went for Sunday lunch a couple of weeks ago. There were six adults and two children. We had heard excellent reviews from friends and one of my sons had visited for lunch and said it was very good. Possibly we arrived at the "wrong" time or maybe we were just unlucky. We waited ages for the waiter to take... More 

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oxford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

2nd trip to the flowing well, this time we sat as a large group in the restaurant. The food here is excellent, can't fault it. Staff were good but not quite as professional as our last visit. The owners need to ensure that the staff are professional and attentive at all times. A slight staff 'tweak' and this place will... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went with friends for lunch at this restaurant. The decor is country chic- very pleasant surroundings. The staff were attentive and the food was gorgeous. My friend felt the puddings were a little slow in arriving, but other than that it was a very enjoyable meal. The vegetarian choices were good as well- the stuffed peppers come highly recommended.... More 

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Steventon, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

hidden small village in Oxford busy food was good service is good clean pleasant and friendly Nice for meetings and taking clients a bit out of the way but worth the visit

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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 47
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?