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The Flowing Well

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$$$$
Spanish, British, Pub, Tapas, Gastropub
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Sunningwell, Abingdon OX136RB, England
+44 1865 735846
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Peaceful setting

Sampled the Tapas one lunch time. The food was interesting although a little expensive for the size of the portions. We were the only people at the resturant, maybe we were too early. Although nicely decorated it lacked character. We will try again to see if more people are there next time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Maureen K
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Oxford
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  • Special occasions
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went for dinner with my teenage daughters - barman/ waiter called graham - amazing guy - teenage daughters loved him did party tricks, talked to them about the music they were into - just a really great guy - real all rounder - will definitely go back - food was excellent but graham but better !!!

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Sampled the Tapas one lunch time. The food was interesting although a little expensive for the size of the portions. We were the only people at the resturant, maybe we were too early. Although nicely decorated it lacked character. We will try again to see if more people are there next time.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Sad to read the comment of the rude bar man who has been subject to many of recent conversations between myself, family and friends who have visited this pub. I believe he is the manager. His arrogance and short temper I have also witnessed towards his staff. Fab pub, lovely food and great staff (minus the one in question) maybe... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Firstly - the Flowing Well is a great pub. In our village, we visit often. Dave & Nicole the owners are friendly and customer focused. Food is pretty good, hot, fresh, and tasty. Not the cheapest, but they have something of a monopoly in the area, so to be expected. Have used the pub for family meals and business meetings,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I have been here quite a few times now for a Sunday roast and really enjoy the place. The menu offers quite a range of dishes and the food is very tasty (although the waiting time can be quite long as they are always very busy). I'd particularly recommend the starters - they come in tapas style dishes and are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Sunningwell is a wonderful Oxfordshire village and The Flowing Well captures this village extremely well serving a wide range of food in good surroundings.

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Derby
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Impressive position at the top of Sunningwell village, this original Morlands Brewery pub, sadly does not impress inside! Sorry owners, but the bar side is gloomy, with small windows letting in little light. The intrusion of a stainless steel counter (servery from kitchen) is ugly. The recent re-decoration and furnishing is not inspiring. Menu is interesting, but not cheap and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

After a long journey from Glasgow we were looking for somewhere just off the A34 to avoid service station food. The Flowing Well was a charming oasis of peace in a beautiful little village. Booked on mobile through Top Table. Food was delicious and fresh, service friendly and efficient. Two mains from the specials, wine and beer and shared pud... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Unfortunately we visited this restaurant just after coming back from a holiday in France and the lack of competition shows. The menus is over priced and offers a limited choice of types of food. However the food is well presented, good portion sizes and is really tasty. Its a pity that the beers on offer are virtually all from taps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I live locally and on the spur of the moment decided to go for a Sunday roast. We were seated in the bar area which was rather cosy but better than on our last visit when despite the large extraction hood the smoke form the kitchen was very strong. Lunch was delicious: i had the beef and... More 

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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 46
  • Cuisine: Spanish, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?