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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 - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
decent place to eat

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Bazzerg
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Steventon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW 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
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 4 reviews
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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Northampton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Met some friends here for Sunday lunch - picked it as it's about mid-way between us but none of us had been before. It didn't disappoint. Menu has something for most, service is friendly and relaxed. Food was excellent, and good value. Lovely atmosphere and surroundings - can't wait until the summer to go there again!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

this is a pretty pub in a gorgeous typical English village, I love going here in the summer, it's especially nice to cycle too, the garden is lovely to sit have a drink or eat there lovely food, always good service never a problem. Recommend !

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
179 reviews 179 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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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 - 46
  • 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?