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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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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 62
    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
Great food and good service

Looking at the menu on line I wasn't sure about this restaurant but in the event the food was fabulous. My wife's roast Lamb was spectacular and my meat pie one of the best I've had anywhere. Thoroughly recommended

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Nigel A
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Cassington, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Popped in to the flowing well half way through a bike ride for a quick lunch before we carried on. From walking through the door to getting back on our bikes the staff were great. Very professional and helpful. Our food was yummy. My partner even said its the best meal she's had for a long time😃 We shall return... More 

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Cassington, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Looking at the menu on line I wasn't sure about this restaurant but in the event the food was fabulous. My wife's roast Lamb was spectacular and my meat pie one of the best I've had anywhere. Thoroughly recommended

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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235 reviews 235 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a great place to go in the summer as it is a pretty pub in a beautiful village setting, with loads of outdoor seating. The food is OK but it seems a bit as if they're trying to do too much (they have tapas, a pizza menu on its own, and some typical gastropub type food) and perhaps... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Awesome Sunday lunch, slow cooked lamb shoulder was perfect. Great atmosphere, can't fault it really, best pub in Abingdon and surrounding area.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We visited the Flowing well on bank holiday weekend and were pleasantly surprised. The rustic decor inside and overall feel was great. We were with 4 adults and 4 children for a family get together and the service was good and the food was fab. I had the specials chili burger which was very spicy and thats how I like... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Additional Information about The Flowing Well

Address: Sunningwell, Abingdon OX136RB, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 735846
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Abingdon
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
Average Prices: USD 47
Cuisine: British, Pub, Tapas, Gastropub

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